Miss Rosina Cottage QC > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Rosina is a highly respected Silk whose reputation for excellence has led to her instruction in high profile cases. Her practice involves heavy-weight prosecution and defence of multi-handed cases of serious sexual offences, murder and fraud many of which are in the public eye. An ‘excellent’ practitioner and vastly experienced prosecution and defence counsel who is “meticulous” in her handling of the full spectrum of violent and sexual offences cases.

Well known for her work in cases involving vulnerable defendants or witnesses, she applies skill and care when 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.

Rosina is a true expert within her field with extensive knowledge of law and practice and a calm and measured approach when presenting arguments. She received, nothing but praise in her dealing with the high profile Max Clifford case and soon after featured as The Times Lawyer of the Week. Her work in the case of Aravindan Balakrishnan was skilful and professional.

Rosina is a member of the Sentencing Council and is called upon by the media to comment or provide expert advice on matters of serious sexual offences, murder and fraud, Rosina also teaches and lectures on advocacy in respect of vulnerable witnesses and is a Lead Facilitator trainer for legal professionals in cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses.


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.