Rosemary Guinnane

About Rosemary Guinnane

Rosemary has over 30 years experience in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation. She regularly appears in the Sheriff Court, the Court of Session and the High Court. She has appeared as leading counsel in the UK Supreme Court arguing about the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to the rights of fathers in Children’s Referrals. She has appeared as as leading counsel in the UK Supreme Court arguing about the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to the rights of fathers in Children’s Referrals. She has prosecuted in murder, drugs, sex crime and fire-raising cases. She is regularly  instructed in adoptions and permanency applications under the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007. She has successfully gained damages for clients who have been abused while in care.

Additional Information

First Tier Tribunal Judge, Social Entitlement 2014-to date
Advocate Depute: 2014-2017
Ad Hoc AD

Cases

HMA v Jennifer Liehne Baby Murder/SIDS-prosecuted 24 years later
HMA v Sohan Singh Appeal-Entrapment by Customs & Excise
JB Children’s Referral
Sexual abuse/testimony of child witnesses
LM v Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council), 2013
Personal injuries action for failure to remove child from exposure to sexual and ritualistic abuse and neglect
Maurice Salter-v-UB Frozen & Chilled Ltd, 25 July 2003 Psychiatric injury in fatal accident
Principal Reporter-v-K, 2010 SLT 308
Principal Reporter-v-K, UKSC [2010] 56 Status of Relevant Persons under the Children (Scotland) Act 1997 and the European Convention on Human Rights
Younas Children’s Referral
110 day proof-non accidental head injury (“shaken baby syndrome”)