Dame Vivien Rose was called to Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1984. She practised in Monckton Chambers, specialising in domestic and European competition law. In 1996 she joined the Government Legal Department as an advisory lawyer at HM Treasury advising on financial services regulation. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked at the Ministry of Defence as Director of Operations and International Humanitarian Law and from 2005 to 2008 she was worked in the Office of Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
In 2005 she became a Chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and in 2010 was appointed to be a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit. She was appointed to the High Court, Chancery Division in May 2013. She was President of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) 2015 – 2018 and a nominated Judge of the Financial List from its inception. She was appointed as a Lady Justice of Appeal in January 2019.