Victoria Rose

Instructed for the prosecution or defence in criminal matters including serious sexual offences and violence, drugs, domestic violence and fraud.

Victoria Rose will prosecute or defend any criminal case, including allegations of rape and sexual assault, serious violence, drugs and fraud. She is a Grade 4 Prosecutor and is on the Rape Prosecution Panel.

She regularly appears in cases of domestic violence which involve serious harm, and was a led junior in a murder resulting from domestic violence.

Victoria is particularly experienced in matters involving vulnerable people, including young children and those of any age requiring an intermediary. She frequently deals with cases involving mental health law, and has represented patients at mental health review tribunals.

She is also instructed for specialist prosecutions on behalf of Trading Standards and HMRC.

Victoria qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and obtained her Higher Rights of Audience in 2004. She was called to the Bar in 2009.

Significant Cases


R v W – successfully prosecuted a man accused of historic sexual offences involving multiple complainants, spanning many years, resulting in life imprisonment with a tariff of 24 years and a minimum sentence of 12 years.

R v H – successful  prosecution of a man accused of rape and serious violence which resulted in 18 years’ imprisonment with an extended sentence of 6 years.

R v D – successfully prosecuted a man accused of sexual offences on a very young complainant who was represented by a QC.

R v F – successful prosecution of a man accused of making indecent images of children.

R v K – successfully defended a man accused of historic sexual offences including rape.

R v L –  successful defence of a man accused of sexual offences against three complainants and of taking indecent images of children.

R v Christian-Walters – successful prosecution of a man accused of S18  wounding where the complainant had been stabbed near the heart and nearly died.

R v Patel – successfully prosecuted a man accused of arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered when he set fire to a rival company and caused in excess of £100k of damage.

R v Robinson – successful prosecution of an employee who had stolen over £300k from a company that dealt with waste disposal, where the accounting systems were unique to that industry. A detailed forensic analysis of the accounting returns filed with HMRC was required.

Derby City Council v Machin – successfully prosecuted a man accused of selling cars where the mileage had been reduced and false service history documents generated. The case was featured on a consumer watchdog  programme on television.

Nottingham City Council v Khizri et al – successful prosecution of six men in confiscation proceedings relating to a large-scale counterfeit cigarette operation.

How much will Victoria Rose’s services cost?

Victoria mostly works on a fixed-fee basis for the main hearing, with a daily refresher rate for any subsequent date of hearing, although this depends on the type of work you request. If you’d like a quotation for her legal services in a particular matter, please contact our clerk using the details below and we’ll be very happy to help. Please also refer to Bank House Chambers’ standard terms & conditions.

What might influence the timescales of the services Victoria offers?

Victoria would normally expect to arrange a preliminary conference with your client within 7 days of first contact from you. After that, despite our best intentions, we can’t always control timescales or the amount of time we spend on a case. These can be affected by factors such as urgency; complexity; your own (or your client’s) availability; Victoria’s availability and that of any third parties; the volume of documents she needs to review or must request; and the court’s availability.

Can you have confidence in Victoria’s work?

She is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

How can you contact Victoria Rose?

In the first instance, please contact our senior clerk, Wayne Digby, on 0114 275 1223 or email him at