Rosa is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. 

Rosa specialises in reputation and media matters. She is experienced in pre and post-publication and broadcast matters, having worked on a breadth of media and crisis management cases involving politicians, sportspeople, celebrities and high profile criminal defendants. 

Rosa has a particular expertise in dealing with harassment by journalists and photographers and the unauthorised publication of photographs of minors. She is also experienced in online reputation matters, including Google ‘right to delist’ requests, information published by public bodies and companies such as World Check and abuse on social media forums including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

Rosa has a background in politics. Prior to moving into law, she worked for the Hacked Off Campaign, for a government think-tank and taught British Politics at Birkbeck University. She holds a doctorate in British Politics from the University of Bristol and has done research into the representation of women at Westminster, the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly. 

Recent work

  • Acting for politicians, business persons and their families in respect of undercover reporting by newspapers and television production companies 
  • Acting for a prominent businessman in respect of media enquiries about party political donations
  • Acting for Rebecca Leighton v Greater Manchester Police
  • Acting for a celebrity in relation to the unauthorised publication of photographs of his son
  • Acting for a prominent businessman in respect of a defamatory article 
  • Acting for a number of high profile clients in politics, entertainment and sport industries in phone hacking claims against News International
  • Acting for a high net worth family in respect of high profile privacy and commercial litigation
  • Drafting media strategy in advance of a high profile press exclusive



  • Mackay, F, Armitage, F & Malley, R. (2014) ‘Gender and Political Institutions’, Deeds and Words, Campbell, R & Childs, S, ECPR Press, London.
  • Malley, R. (2012) ‘Feeling at Home: Inclusion at Westminster and the Scottish Parliament’, Political Quarterly, Volume 83, Issue 4.
  • With Rutter, J. Noonan, A. and Knighton, W. (2012) ‘It Takes Two: how to create effective relations between government and arm’s length bodies’, Institute for Government.


Skip to content Home About Us Insights Services Contact Accessibility