Profile

Rosalind acts in a range of Chambers’ practice areas including general crime, financial crime, inquiries, and public law matters.

Rosalind previously worked for the United Nations and as a British Government consultant in the Middle East. She graduated with a first-class degree from Cambridge University in 2007.

Expertise

General Crime

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Rosalind both prosecutes and defends in a range of criminal matters at all levels. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal, Crown Court and magistrates’ courts both alone and led.

Defence

Rosalind has successfully defended in cases of blackmail, arson with intent to endanger life, grievous bodily harm, robbery, people smuggling, drug supply and violent and sexual offences. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal as a sole junior in appeals against conviction and sentence, and been praised by the Court for the quality of her advocacy. She has also successfully resisted a range of ancillary orders, including those for anti-social behaviour and premises closure. Rosalind has a particular interest in matters concerning the offence of participating in activities of organised crime group.

Prosecution

Rosalind is a CPS Level 2 Prosecutor, and has successfully prosecuted cases for perverting the course of justice, robbery and drug supply among others. Notable cases include R v Zaman and Others, prosecuting a drug supply conspiracy worth around £1 million, as a led junior. She also regularly prosecutes in both the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts on behalf of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, including advising at all stages of the investigation. Rosalind accepts instructions in private prosecutions of all types.

Her comparative analysis of legal provisions concerning terrorism in jurisdictions around the world was presented to the Supreme Court in R v Gul [2013] UKSC 64 as part of the Crown’s successful case.

Financial Crime and Confiscation

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Rosalind has been instructed for both the Crown and the defence in confiscation proceedings under POCA 2002. Notable cases include an acting for a third party in the multi-billion dollar confiscation proceedings arising out of R v Ibori, R v Gohil (ongoing). She has previously acted for a large multi-national company in their worldwide internal investigations into compliance with fraud and bribery legislation.

Rosalind advises the UK Competition and Markets Authority on prosecuting the cartel offence, on an ongoing basis.

Inquiry Work

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Rosalind is currently instructed as junior counsel for the Metropolitan Police in the Pitchford Inquiry into Undercover Policing, led by Jonathan Hall QC.

Civil Litigation/Government Work

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Rosalind has been instructed in civil litigation matters by a range of government agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office (defending the multi-million pound Tchenguiz litigation) the DVLA, HMRC and the Home Office. She is currently acting in the ongoing class litigation relating to breaches of the ECHR by the British army in Colonial Kenya.

Immigration/Public Law

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Rosalind is regularly instructed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) in judicial reviews in immigration and public law matters. She has appeared regularly for the SSHD in immigration appeals to the First Tier Tribunal.

Publications

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Rosalind authors the textbook Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing, which accompanies the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), and is an official course text at a number of BPTC providers.

She is also a contributing author to Miller on Contempt, a revised edition of which is due later this year.

Articles published include:

  • “Participating in the activities of an organised crime group: the new offence” Crim LR 10 (2015) 766
  • “Death row, human rights and the limit of the law”, CL&J 2013 177(16), an analysis of the High Court judgment in R (Sandiford) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2013] EWHC 168 (Admin)
  • R (Osborn) v Parole Board, a commentary [2013] UKSC 61.

Education

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  • University of Cambridge, MA (Hons) (first class)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City University (distinction)
  • Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School (outstanding)

Awards

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  • Queen Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple), in 2010 and 2011
  • Rosamund Smith National Competition, overall winner in 2012
  • ICC international criminal law competition, world finalist in 2012

Memberships

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  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Languages

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  • Hebrew (Advanced)

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23 October

Rosalind Earis joins Chambers

Chambers are delighted to announce that Rosalind Earis has joined Chambers upon the successful completion of her pupillage.