Rosemary Proctor

Pupil Barrister Rosemary Proctor


Phone: 01244 323070

Year of call: 2021

Book BarristerDownload Details

Rosemary is a specialist Criminal practitioner.

Before coming to the Bar, Rosemary excelled in her studies, achieving the overall grade of Outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course, and graduating top of her class in her original degree in English Language and Literature. She brings her love of language to her role as advocate, crafting lucid and precise written submissions, and presenting her clients’ cases engagingly and empathetically in court.

Rosemary has a lively personality that shines through in her advocacy and her interaction with clients. Having volunteered as an Appropriate Adult, she is attuned to the particular needs and experiences of Defendants who suffer from mental illness or are otherwise vulnerable. She prides herself on being able to put those she represents at ease.


  • BPTC, Outstanding, BPP Manchester
  • GDL, Commendation, University of Law Chester


  • Lincoln’s Inn: Lord Denning BPTC Scholarship
  • BPP University: BPTC Advocacy Scholarship
  • Lincoln’s Inn: Lord Brougham GDL Scholarship


  • Crime

    Rosemary has substantial trial experience in the Magistrates’ Court and regularly appears in the Crown Court.


    R v W (Crown Court): Defended in a domestic violence ABH trial. The Defendant was found not guilty.

    R v D (Crown Court): Defended in a trial of issue relating to an offence of ABH. The Complainant and another witness gave evidence in the trial. The Defendant was sentenced on her basis, and received a suspended sentence.

    R v T (Crown Court): Noting brief in a gross negligence manslaughter trial that received national attention.

    R v S (Crown Court): Represented a Defendant who fell to be sentenced for an offence of attempted sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child to watch sexual activity. Successfully argued for a suspended sentence.

    R v W (Crown Court): Successfully argued for the lifting of one of the prohibitions of a restraining order, drawing the Court’s attention to Jackson [2021] EWCA Crim 901. The order had been imposed on conviction for an offence of stalking involving fear of violence, and its variation was strongly opposed.

    R v F (Magistrates’ Court): Defended in the trial of a vulnerable Defendant charged with common assault on an emergency worker. Four police officers gave evidence for the Prosecution. The Defendant was found not guilty.

    R v S (Crown Court): Represented a Defendant who fell to be sentenced for dangerous driving, drunk driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, using a vehicle without insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence. Successfully argued for a suspended sentence. The sentencing hearing was reported in the press.

    R v F (Magistrates’ Court): Represented a Defendant who fell to be sentenced for a revenge-attack criminal damage, a section 5 public order offence, and possession of cannabis, and fell to be re-sentenced (having breached a previous community order, with very low over all compliance) for a section 4 public order offence, a section 127(1) malicious communications offence, a further criminal damage offence, and a further possession of cannabis offence. The Defendant received a suspended sentence with no requirements.

    Book BarristerBack to top