Ros Foster > Browne Jacobson LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance and public risk.


Partner, Ros, has a broad and established disciplinary practice. She advises a variety of statutory and non-statutory bodies on all aspects of disciplinary and regulatory matters, and utilises her extensive experience of governance, vires and information law to ensure that clients receive a first class service at all times.

Ros began her career in local government, gaining a firm founding in public law and governance. Ros expanded upon this experience to become expert in disciplinary law, working as Head of Fitness to Practise Legal Services at the General Dental Council. Ros then moved back into private practice, continuing to combine her public law and disciplinary practices. She was involved in a number of high profile judicial review challenges, including acting for Sharon Shoesmith in the Baby P litigation.

Since joining Browne Jacobson LLP, Ros has worked hard to enhance the firm’s disciplinary practice in London, securing instructions from the Professional Standards Authority (the super-regulator of all healthcare regulators), the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building. Using her public law and governance experience, Ros has recently assisted two professional Institutes with governance matters and rules reviews.

Ros acts in a number of high profile matters, including the Court of Appeal case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba that was heard in August 2018. Ros regularly speaks at disciplinary law conferences and has had articles published in Judicial Review on related matters.  She has written a chapter on the Performers List regime for the next edition of The Law of Healthcare Regulation, Glynn & Gomez (7th Ed).


Qualified 1994; Breckland District Council 1993-2004; Steeles (law) LLP 2004-06; General Dental Council (GDC) 2006-08; DAC Beachcroft LLP 2008-12; joined Browne Jacobson April 2012.


University of Birmingham (1993 LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Law); De Montfort University, Leicester (2003 LPC; won the Law Society Award for Outstanding Performance on the Legal Practice Course in July 2003).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Public inquiry work is a strong point for Browne Jacobson LLP’s public law offering, which operates from offices in London and Nottingham. A recent representative matter involved practice co-heads Laura Hughes and Richard Barlow advising the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry. The team’s client roster includes a substantial number of regulatory bodies in the environment, healthcare and education sectors, and Ros Foster advises a range of regulatory and health clients in judicial review challenges and disciplinary investigations, among other matters. The team often advises its clients on mitigation strategies to prevent future judicial reviews.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

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Ros Foster

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP stands out for its high-volume advice to the Teaching Regulation Agency; the team also regularly assists NHS England with regulatory matters involving the Performers Lists. Nottingham’s Fiona Butler has a broad professional disciplinary practice in education, healthcare, construction and surveying, while Ros Foster in London advises statutory and non-statutory bodies on all aspects of disciplinary matters. Also key to the team are Manchester-based Gerard Hanratty and recently promoted partner Ben BentleySamantha Paxman and Louisa Atkin in Nottingham were made senior associates.