Ann-Marie Bowman


Ann-Marie Bowman is the Managing Partner of Nottingham – based law firm Rothera Sharp.  Ann-Marie is supported by the management team at Rothera Sharp and all the partners in running the business on a day to day basis and making plans for the future of the practice.

Ann-Marie remains highly committed to her fee-earning work in family law, dealing with all aspects of children matters.  Ann-Marie 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.


Office Base

The Lace Market


Lizzie Shaw


Family Law

Positions Held

Managing Partner
Director of AM Bowman Ltd
Partner at Rothera Sharp
Head of Care Department

Areas of Specialism

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.




Law Society Children’s Accreditation Scheme

Ann-Marie Bowman - Rothera Sharp Solicitors, Nottingham


  • "Has extensive experience advising on public children law cases."

    Legal 500, 2016

  • "Excellent for children matters: forceful but with a gentle touch."

    Legal 500, 2011

  • "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, whose instructions predominantly come from children’s guardians, is a 'highly respected children lawyer’."

    Legal 500, 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, 2017

  • "Rothera Dowson is strong in care cases and other public law family matters, and in matrimonial finance. Ann-Marie Bowman has a childcare specialism."

    Legal 500, 2012