Rowan joined Chambers in September 2023 following the successful completion of pupillage. He accepts instructions in all of Chambers' practice areas. Recent highlights of Rowan's experience include assistance with the following cases:

  • the landmark inter-State case brought by Ukraine against Russia concerning allegations of human rights violations committed on Ukrainian territory since 24 February 2022;
  • proceedings in the Court of Appeal concerning the compatibility of the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 and Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations with Article 3 of the ECHR;
  • the phone hacking litigation brought by the Duke of Sussex and other claimants against the Mirror Group, alleging various forms of unlawful information gathering across more than three decades;
  • proceedings brought by the Premier League against Everton Football Club alleging a breach of the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability (FFP) Rules;
  • the Umbrella Interchange Fee proceedings, in which the Competition Appeal Tribunal considered the impact of a judgment of the CJEU which post-dated IP completion date on ongoing competition claims brought against VISA.

Before coming to the Bar, Rowan worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal, assisting Dingemans LJ on a number of high-profile appeals. He developed particular expertise in public law, human rights, and EU law by working on the appeals in Hogue and ors v SSHD [2020] 4 WLR 154, XXX v Camden LBC [2020] 4 WLR 165, Fratila v SSWP [2021] 3 All ER 1043, Tavistock v Bell [2021] 1 All ER 416, and Privacy International v SSFCA [2021] QB 1087.

Previously, Rowan was a Summer Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. He worked in a team considering the legal governance and data protection implications of 'contact tracing' technology being deployed internationally during the coronavirus pandemic. He also took part in research projects assessing the compatibility of the UK Internal Market Bill and the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement with domestic and international law. Rowan's interest in EU and EU-relations law was developed by contributing to consultation submissions made to the Ministry of Justice concerning the courts' powers to depart from retained EU case law following Brexit.

Rowan has also spent time assisting on commercial and company law cases at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong and has worked as a supervisor in law for four colleges at the University of Cambridge.

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Commercial

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of commercial law.

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Public & Regulatory

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of public & regulatory law.

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Sport

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of sports law.

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Competition

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of EU & competition law.

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Sanctions

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of sanctions law.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties & human rights law.

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Data Protection, Freedom of Information & Privacy

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of data protection, FOI and privacy law.

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Media & Entertainment

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of media & entertainment law.

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Public International Law

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of public international law.

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Employment

Rowan accepts instructions in all areas of employment law.

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Achievements

Education

  • Bar Vocational Studies (Inns of Court College of Advocacy, Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (University of Oxford, Oxford-Finnis Scholar)
  • BA Law (University of Cambridge, Starred First Class)

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

  • Stephen Chapman Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2021)
  • Bonavero Institute Summer Fellowship (University of Oxford, 2020)
  • Oxford-Finnis Graduate Scholarship (University of Oxford, 2019)
  • The CMS Prize for best dissertation in Law (University of Cambridge, 2019)
  • Lady Clare Precious Pearl for best arts dissertation (Clare College, 2019)
  • Clifford Chance David Gottlieb Prize for best performance in Law, Part IB (University of Cambridge, 2018)
  • George Long Prize for best performance in Civil Law II (University of Cambridge, 2018)
  • Subject Prize for best performance in Human Rights (University of Cambridge, 2018)
  • William Senior Law Prize (Clare College, 2018)
  • Des Voeux Chambers Cambridge Junior Scholarship (University of Cambridge, 2018)
  • The Thomson Reuters Law Prize for best performance in Law, Part IA (University of Cambridge, 2017)
  • George Long Prize for best performance in Civil Law I (University of Cambridge, 2017)
  • Milon Banerji Law Prize (Clare College, 2017)

Professional Experience

  • 2020-22 Academic Supervisor, University of Cambridge
  • 2020-21 Judicial Assistant to The Rt Hon Lord Justice Dingemans in the Court of Appeal
  • 2020 Summer Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

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