Rowena specialises in commercial chancery litigation, with a strong emphasis on insolvency, company and business disputes. She has extensive experience acting in both a national and an international context.
Rowena has extensive experience in the High Court and is a determined and effective advocate. She is regularly instructed by officeholders, shareholders and directors, in addition to her corporate and individual clients.
Rowena’s practice also embraces all aspects of commercial and insolvency litigation. She has built up a wealth of experience in disputes with an insolvency angle, with particular expertise in breach of directors’ duties claims, officeholder claims and all kinds of asset tracing/asset recovery actions. Much of Rowena’s work takes place in the High Court and Insolvency and Companies Court.
Although her primary focus is on insolvency and business disputes, Rowena also has considerable experience in property and trust-related matters. Rowena’s work in these areas complements and often coincides with her other areas of practice, and she is always happy to accept new challenges and explore new or developing areas of law.
Rowena’s work has been publicly recognised in the Chambers UK Directory since 2019. Clients have particularly commended her thorough, commercially focussed advice and her strength as an advocate.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Rowena read Law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, from which she graduated with the fifth-highest First Class Degree in her year.
Rowena is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands.
Terms of Business
The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Rowena will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Rowena accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.
Landlord and Tenant Factbook, Sweet & Maxwell (Jan 2015 – March 2020)
R3 Recovery Magazine, case updates contributor (March – October 2016)
Butterworths Property Insolvency, ed. T. Calland (2015)
BPTC (Outstanding) – Kaplan Bar School
MA (Cantab), Law – Emmanuel College, Cambridge, First Class (1st in College; 5th in University)