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Rosanna Martin


Property and Social Housing

Rosanna accepts instruction in all areas of housing, including committal proceedings, injunctions and possession proceedings for both the claimant and defendant.

Prior to joining chambers Rosanna worked as a property paralegal for law firms in both the Southwest and the Southeast. Rosanna dealt with a variety of housing matters, such as conveyancing and landlord and tenant litigation, specifically taking an interest in commercial property. Rosanna has always been commended for her ability to explain complicated housing related matters to clients.


M v A = successfully secured possession of a property in relation to rent arrears amounting to over £10,000.

SC v G = successfully defended a claim for possession at trial, where no order for possession was granted and the defendant retained his property and security of tenure.

Regulatory and Local Government

Rosanna deals with and provides advice in relation to a variety of regulatory and local government prosecutions. Matters include fly-tipping, environmental offences, education act offences and parking offences. In particular, Rosanna has provided advice to a local authority in relation to the Coronavirus Regulations and prosecutions.

Rosanna has also been instructed by the police in relation to civil applications in the Magistrates’ Court, including closure orders and stalking protection orders.

Whilst dealing with all regulatory matters, prior to joining Chambers Rosanna has experience working for a police force in both policy and communications. This provides her with an insight into policing matters both from a prosecution and defence point of view.


Rosanna frequently prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’, Crown and Youth Court.

Rosanna has been commended for her approachable, sensitive but firm approach. Rosanna prides herself on her thorough preparation of cases, as well as being able to explain and reassure clients of the Court process.


WP v R = persuaded the magistrates’ not to grant an interim Stalking Protection Order considering the circumstances.

GA v R = successful appeal to the Crown Court in relation to both charges for an appellant who was of good character.

R v P = suspended sentence for a stalking related matter despite client’s background.

H v R = successful appeal to the Crown Court in relation to the disqualification of owning any dog and destruction of a dog.

R v S = secured a disqualification from driving below the sentencing guidelines for a client convicted of drink driving.

Planning and Land

Rosanna accepts instruction in general planning matters.

Whilst working as a paralegal Rosanna gained knowledge of planning and land issues.  


Rosanna accepts instruction in general civil matters, such as small claims, credit hire and repair and personal injury.