Rose Fetherstonhaugh > Chambers of Penelope Reed > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Penelope Reed
5 Stone Buildings


Called 2016


Rose has a busy contentious chancery practice with particular experience in trust disputes, probate claims, Court of Protection litigation (property and affairs), family provision (in particular spouse claims and the divorce comparator), removal of trustees and executors and cases involving art and cultural property. She has been seconded to two top-tier private client law firms, where she gained valuable experience of working in a team on major private wealth disputes. Rose is a qualified ADR Group civil and commercial mediator.

Rose graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2014 with a First in Classics. While at Oxford, she was awarded the Roberts-Gawen special scholarship for her performance in Honour Moderations. Rose then went on to obtain a Distinction in the GDL and an Outstanding on the BPTC at City University, as well as being awarded the Peter Taylor scholarship, Inner Temple’s top award for the BPTC.

Rose welcomes instructions in all areas in which Chambers practises and enjoys appearing in Court.


  • BPTC, City University London: Outstanding
  • GDL, City University London: Distinction
  • BA Hons, Magdalen College Oxford, Classics: First Class
  • ADR Group accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Rose Fetherstonhaugh 5 Stone Buildings ‘Rose has an exceptional command of detail and an ability to distill key issues. She is responsive and calm under pressure. Her written advocacy is excellent.’

‘Wonderful set’ 5 Stone Buildings is considered by many a ‘go-to set for probate disputes’. The set offers a unique depth in the areas of contentious trust, contentious probate and family provision. ‘Brilliant tactician’ Henry Legge KC is known for his ‘extensive knowledge and forensic attitude’ and recently handled a case on the application of the Human Rights Act to the composition of the class of beneficiaries of a discretionary trust. Shan Warnock-Smith KC is ‘very approachable and easy to work with who handles the full range of trust matters’ and recently advised on obtaining guardianship and receivership orders in the Cayman Islands for a client who had lost capacity. Rose Fetherstonhaugh is also recommended.