Overview

Rosalind Burgin accepts nationwide instructions across all Garden Court North’s practice areas. She has developed a practice in criminal defence, housing, judicial review and discrimination law.

Rosalind is regularly instructed in Crown Court and Magistrates Court matters, representing Defendants at all stages from first appearance, trial and sentence to appeal. She has successfully worked with defendants with vulnerabilities and complex needs by giving their cases due time, consideration and respect. This has included defendants who are young-adult care leavers, homeless, and/or victims of domestic violence, and people who require assessment on fitness to plead due to mental illness or impairment. She has dealt with offences ranging from theft and criminal damage to serious assaults and threats to kill.

In her housing practice, Rosalind has grown an expertise across the full spectrum of landlord and tenant matters. She advises and represents tenants in possession proceedings, injunction hearings, committals for sentence and matters involving anti-social behaviour. She is also developing experience in disrepair claims, as standalone matters and as counterclaims in possession proceedings.

Rosalind also has a longstanding interest in welfare benefits, discrimination and public law, having worked at the Greater Manchester Law Centre and on human rights claims at Leigh Day solicitors before joining Garden Court North. She has continued this work within Chambers’ prestigious public law team, having advised on novel discrimination claims and accepted instructions in judicial review proceedings in the Upper Tribunal.

Outside the courtroom, Rosalind connects her legal practice with wider societal issues and struggles in our community. She continues to work with the protest support organisation Green and Black Cross, with whom she has volunteered to for almost a decade, and remains connected to grassroots campaigns for social justice and against inequality.

Rosalind is a Member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers and the Haldane Society. Since 2020 she has been on the executive committee of Legal Sector Workers United, a branch of the United Voices of the World union.

Criminal defence & appeals

Rosalind is regularly instructed in Crown Court and Magistrates Court matters, representing Defendants at all stages from first appearance, trial and sentence to appeal. She has successfully worked with defendants with vulnerabilities and complex needs by giving their cases due time, consideration and respect. This has included defendants who are young-adult care leavers, homeless, and/or victims of domestic violence, and people who require assessment on fitness to plead due to mental illness or impairment. She has dealt with offences ranging from theft and criminal damage to serious assaults and threats to kill.

Housing & Homelessness

In her housing practice, Rosalind has grown an expertise across the full spectrum of landlord and tenant matters. She advises and represents tenants in possession proceedings, injunction hearings, committals for sentence and matters involving anti-social behaviour. She is also developing experience in disrepair claims, as standalone matters and as counterclaims in possession proceedings.

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