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High profile trial work is the core of Rosina’s practice. A Silk whose reputation for excellence has led to her instruction in heavy-weight prosecution and defence of multi-handed cases of serious sexual offences, murder and fraud.

Rosina is a true expert within her field. She received “nothing but praise” in her dealing with the high profile Max Clifford case in 2014 and featured as The Times Lawyer of the Week. This case was followed by the prosecution of Aravindan Balakrishnan, Operation Winthorpe, Manish Shah and other well-known cases.

Known for her work in cases involving vulnerable defendants or witnesses, she is skilled in representing and cross-examining those with a learning impairment, those on the autistic spectrum, and those diagnosed with mental health problems. Rosina also demonstrates expertise in respect of the cross-examination and instruction of experts in pathology, psychology and psychiatry.

She is also called upon by the media to comment or provide expert advice on serious sexual offences and murder. 


Call, 1988. Silk, 2011; Recorder, 2012. Member of Sentencing Council July 2016 to present.

Inn: In Temple



South Eastern Circuit;

Former Recorder of the South Eastern Circuit;

Criminal Bar Association;

Family Law Bar Association;

Association of Lawyers for Children.


Epsom College 1981-1983, Bristol University LLB 1984-1987, Inns of Court School of Law Bar Finals 1988

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Rosina Cottage QCRed Lion ChambersRosina brings the highest levels of emotional intelligence to her work, giving her a clear advantage in reading juries and tribunals of all kinds. She is unfailingly diligent and thorough, whilst building excellent working relationships with all other parties in court.