Dinah Rose QC is a British human rights barrister. A member of Blackstone Chambers, she was named Barrister of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2009. In 2016, she was appointed a Deputy Judge of the High Court.
Rose was educated at City of London School for Girls and at Magdalen College, Oxford. She was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1989 and took silk in 2006. In a July 2009 interview with The Lawyer, she referred to Lord Lester, QC as a "mentor" and described Lord Pannick QC as a "huge influence".
Rose represented the family of a child who had been denied a place at the prominent Jewish comprehensive school, JFS, because his mother was not recognised as Jewish by the Office of the Chief Rabbi. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled that the denial of a place constituted unlawful race discrimination.
It was announced in October 2012 that Rose had been appointed by the BBC to investigate its culture and policies in relation to sexual harassment and bullying, following the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal. Respect at Work, for which 930 employees were interviewed, was published at the beginning of May 2013. Rose and her team found 37 cases of alleged sexual harassment by 35 persons between April 2006 and November 2012, but said cases of bullying were much more common, and were often not properly investigated by BBC management. Rose said in June that a "very troubling" atmosphere existed between staff and their superiors at the BBC.
In March 2013, Rose ended her party membership of the Liberal Democrats in protest at Nick Clegg's support for the coalition government's justice and security bill describing it as a "betrayal of the party's guiding principles".
- Uber BV v Aslam (2016) worker rights case, appealed to EAT
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