Rosamund Baker

Call: 2016

Rosamund has built a busy and diverse practice since becoming a tenant in 2017. She continues to conduct cases as both sole and junior counsel and accepts instructions across Selborne’s core practice areas. Regularly appearing in the High Court, County Court and First-Tier Tribunal as well as providing drafting and advisory services, the focus of her work is property, insolvency, trusts and estates and commercial disputes. Rosamund also has experience being instructed as a Junior Junior under the Attorney General’s Panel scheme, including in relation to the Cyprus Colonial Group Litigation.

Developing her practice in commercial chancery litigation, Rosamund was a Judicial Assistant in the Chancery Division during Trinity Term 2020 (assigned primarily to Mr Justice Birss and Mr Justice Nugee) and she spent three months working in the litigation team at Bell Gully in New Zealand as a Pegasus Scholar in late 2018.

With a background as a talented scholar, Rosamund has a First in Jurisprudence from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and achieved a grade of Outstanding on the BPTC. In 2015, she completed the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford and was awarded the prize in Commercial Remedies.

  • ADR & Mediation

    Having qualified as an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator in 2016, Rosamund has also been instructed as an advocate in mediations and particularly familiar with the settlement of wills and probate litigation.

  • Commercial

    Rosamund has gained a wide range of experience in commercial matters in both advisory and advocacy capacities. During her placement in New Zealand, she worked on a wide range of complex and high-value commercial, government and regulatory work. Back in the UK, she has assisted in complex commercial litigation and is often instructed as sole counsel in commercial actions, such as debt recovery actions in the energy sector and the recovery of goods.

  • Insolvency

    Rosamund’s practice regularly involves appearing and advising upon corporate and individual insolvency matters on behalf of both debtors and creditors. Her experience covers both pre-insolvency litigation, such as winding up and bankruptcy petitions, injunctions to restrain presentation or advertisement and applications to set aside statutory demands, and post-insolvency litigation, such as claims by liquidators in respect of preferences and applications to annul bankruptcy orders.

  • Landlord & Tenant

    Rosamund is frequently instructed in landlord & tenant disputes, both as an advocate and in an advisory capacity. Her experience includes acting in and advising on disrepair cases, rent arrears claims and possession disputes as well as rent repayment orders, lease renewals and service charge disputes in relation to residential and commercial properties and on behalf of landlords, tenants and licensees.

  • Real Property

    Real property law is a key part of Rosamund’s practice. She is familiar with acting and advising on many areas of property litigation including, in particular, cases of nuisance, easement disputes and boundary disputes. She is also accustomed to acting in commercial cases with a property element, such as the proper interpretation of overage agreements or misrepresentation in the sale of land.

  • Trusts, Probate & Estates

    Rosamund undertakes work in relation to a range of trust and estate disputes and is particularly happy acting or advising in respect of claims under the Inheritance Act 1975, the validity of wills and the proper administration of estates.