Rosa Bennathan joined Three Raymond Buildings following successful completion of her pupillage.

She is developing a practice across Chambers’ main areas of expertise, with a particular interest in crime, proceeds of crime, public law, licensing, and extradition.

Legal Expertise

Civil & Quasi-criminal Matters overview

Rosa is regularly instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service and Essex Police to appear in applications for civil preventative orders, including Stalking Protection Orders, Gang Injunctions, Sexual Risk Orders and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

Licensing & Regulatory overview

Rosa acts for both licensing authorities and licensing appellants in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. During pupillage she additionally gained substantial experience of assisting with cases before police misconduct tribunals and the Police Appeals Tribunal.

Crime overview

Rosa regularly appears in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Besides her defence practice she is instructed to prosecute by the Crown Prosecution Service, the National Probation Service, and Transport for London.

Financial Crime & Proceeds of Crime overview

Rosa is often instructed in forfeiture matters by the Metropolitan Police Service, acting both at first instance and on appeal. She has a growing interest in financial crime and the proceeds of crime.

Extradition overview

Rosa has a particular interest in extradition law. During pupillage she appeared in extradition matters at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and worked on an extradition appeal to the High Court. She is developing her practice in this area and available for instruction in extradition cases.

Public Law overview

Rosa has significant experience working on judicial reviews concerning the criminal justice system. She is available for instruction in public law matters and interested in developing a practice in this area.

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
  • Barrister Training Course (Distinction) (2021)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) (2019)
  • London School of Economics, MSc in Gender, Policy, and Inequalities (2015)
  • University of Oxford, BA in English Language and Literature (2013)


  • John Jones KC Essay Competition (Extradition Law), Second Place (2021)
  • Debating finalist, Lincoln’s Inn (2021)
  • Lord Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn (2020/2021)
  • Crown Prosecution Service (General Crime) Level 1
  • Centre for Women’s Justice Legal Reference Panel

Before coming to the bar, Rosa worked in organisations focused on tackling violence against women and girls. She worked in research, frontline, and managerial roles as well as spending a year working on strategic litigation in this area.

I, Rosa Bennathan, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at  My Data Protection Policy can be found here.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien.  The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.  When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here.  When I process data which has not been obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 7 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, or otherwise permitted by UK data protection legislation.

Under the UK GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.  Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services.  A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide those legal services.


Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment

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