Ann-Marie Bowman

Partner & Chairwoman

Ann-Marie Bowman is Partner and Chairwoman of Nottingham based law firm Rotheras. Ann-Marie remains highly committed to her fee-earning work in family law, dealing with all aspects of children matters.


Adoption including placing children for Adoption
Care Proceedings
Child Arrangement Orders
Parental Responsibility
Prohibited Steps Orders
Special Guardianship
Specific Issue Orders

Legal aid may be available to assist you in funding the work undertaken by Ann-Marie.


In her role as Chairwoman Ann-Marie leads the executive board who are focused on strategic planning and implementation.

Ann-Marie remains highly committed to her fee-earning work in family law, dealing with all aspects of children matters. She is an accredited member of the Law Society Children’s Accreditation scheme (previously referred to as the Children Panel) recognising her expertise in this area of work.

Ann-Marie frequently represents children’s guardians, and takes instructions directly from children in appropriate circumstances, to ensure their interests are represented in Court proceedings. Ann-Marie also represents parents, other family members and foster carers within proceedings.


“Ann-Marie Bowman, whose instructions predominantly come from children’s guardians, is a 'highly respected children lawyer.”
Legal 500, 2018
“"Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.”
Chambers 2018
“Ann-Marie Bowman specialises in public childcare cases and receives instructions from guardians, family members and foster carers regarding a range of adoption and care proceedings”
Legal 500

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Ann-Marie Bowman's Experience


20 years


  • Graduated from Newcastle University and attained her Legal Practice Course at York.
  • Completed her training contract at a predominantly legal aid law firm in Leicester
  • Varied family law caseload before specialising in children matters from 2004.
  • Joined Rotheras in 2002, progressing through the roles of Assistant Solicitor, Associate and Partner.
  • Managing Partner throughout the firm’s 2016 merger until 2019, when she became Chairwoman.


The English Women’s Award 2018 - Winner

Modern Law Awards 2019 Lawyer of the Year - Highly Commended

Positions Held

Director of AM Bowman Ltd
Partner at Rotheras
Head of Care Department

Memberships & Accreditations

Law Society Children’s Accreditation Scheme

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