Rosy Dean (nee Rosy Roberts), Director

Rosy is an accomplished litigator and is skilled in dispute resolution. She is known for building strong client relationships and delivering exceptional legal services. Rosy is also a VCAT-appointed administrator.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Rosy practises in:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • VCAT-appointed administration
  • Commercial law
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Commercial litigator and dispute resolution lawyer

Rosy is regarded as a trusted lawyer in the challenging world of commercial litigation. Her wide-ranging knowledge and outstanding negotiation skills are a significant advantage to her commercial and business clients.

Rosy has dispute resolution experience in all Victorian courts, federal tribunals, and the High Court of Australia. So her client-centred litigation skills ensure outstanding legal services at all levels. It’s why many clients have described her













VCAT administrator

Rosy is also available to take on VCAT administrator appointments. It means VCAT can appoint her to manage the legal, financial and property affairs of people who can't make decisions for themselves. An administrator appointment is a significant responsibility. It reflects Rosy's integrity, compassion, and effectiveness as a decision-maker. It's also an indication of her ability to maintain a broad legal practice, which includes:

Long-term Burke team member

Rosy's career at Burke Legal dates back to 2013 when she started as a paralegal and receptionist while studying law and psychology. With an excellent work ethic and a keenness to learn, she became a graduate lawyer at the end of her studies.

Rosy established herself as an indispensable team member, being a strong litigator with a commercial mindset. Her appointment as a Director of Burke Lawyers was a logical next step.

Through her voluntary activities, Rosy mentors and advocates for young lawyers. She also loves snowboarding, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Find out more about Rosy

Rosy is admitted to practice in the:

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Associate Member, CEO Institute
  • Courts Practice Committee, Litigation Section (Law Institute of Victoria)
  • Suburban Young Lawyers Representative, Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section (Law Institute of Victoria)
  • Vice President of the Southern Solicitors Law Association


  • Springvale Monash Legal Service


  • Suburban Young Lawyers Representative, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Vice President of the Southern Solicitors Law Association.

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