Róisín Gad el Rab

Róisín Gad el Rab

Associate Solicitor

Direct Dial:+44 (0)20 3031 6643

Róisín Gad el Rab started out her career as a journalist, working for newspapers in Chester and London before deciding to study law. 

Qualified in May 2016, Róisín has experience in Claimant and Defendant defamation claims, providing pre-publication and pre-action advice, assisting in media regulatory matters and has assisted in several phone hacking claims. She regularly deals with a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters, assists in private client criminal case and is currently representing one of the families in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. 

Róisín has acted in a number of high-profile cases – for actors, politicians, sports personalities amongst others and most recently acted in the successful defence of a landmark defamation claim, the first full test of the Defamation Act 2013 Section 4 Public Interest defence at Trial (Alexander Economou v David de Freitas [2016]). The judgment was later upheld by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court has declined to hear a further appeal. 

Róisin is on the referral panel for the Centre For Women’s Justice, assisting with related defamation matters where possible.

In her spare time, Róisin is a music journalist.


  • Law Society of England and Wales (2016)


  • The College of Law, Chester – LPC (Distinction), LLB Law, GDL
  • Liverpool Community College – NCTJ Diploma in Journalism
  • American University in Cairo – International Development Studies
  • Institut d’Études Politiques, Science Politique, Toulouse, France - Certificat d’Études Politiques (Diploma in Politics, Philosophy & Economics in French)
  • University of Reading –BA (Hons) French & International Relations


  • Dispute Resolution
  • Media, Sport and Entertainment
  • Criminal Law


  • English
  • French
  • basic Arabic