Rosamund has built a busy and diverse chancery 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 and County Court as well as providing drafting and advisory services, the focus of her work is property and insolvency.
Developing her practice in commercial chancery litigation, Rosamund was seconded with a leading international law firm, working in the BVI dispute resolution team and being called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI) in 2021. During Trinity Term 2020, she was a Judicial Assistant in the Chancery Division (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. Rosamund gained experience being instructed as a Junior Junior under the Attorney General’s Panel scheme and, in 2022, was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel to the Crown.
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.
Rosamund has gained a wide range of experience in commercial matters in both advisory and advocacy capacities. During her secondment in the BVI and her placement in New Zealand, she worked on a wide range of complex and high-value commercial 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.
Rosamund acts and advises in a range of company disputes and disputes concerning company law. Her experience includes acting in an unfair prejudice petition, advising upon a small company shareholder dispute and assisting with large company and shareholder disputes while on secondment in the BVI. She also regularly acts in and advises on cases of company procedure, such as applications for the restoration of companies or for the resolution of company filing issues, and company insolvency cases, including winding up petitions, administration applications and claims by liquidators in respect of preferences or against directors.
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 (including in the Supreme Court in the matter of Rakusen v Jepsen), lease renewals and service charge disputes in relation to residential and commercial properties and on behalf of landlords, tenants and licensees.
Mediation and ADR
Having qualified as an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator in 2016, Rosamund has also been instructed as an advocate in mediations.
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.
- BA Jurisprudence (First Class), St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
- BCL, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
- BPTC (Outstanding), BPP Law School, Manchester
Prizes & Scholarships
- Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies, University of Oxford
- Exhibition Award, Inner Temple
- Pegasus Scholarship, Inns of Court
- Chancery Bar Association
- Property Bar Association
BSB & VAT Information
Registered Name: Rosamund Jane Baker
VAT Number: 275 8170 76