Rowan specialises in civil and regulatory litigation. He has been a member of Bankside Chambers since 2011.

Education

  • LLB – University of Auckland, 2000

Bio

Rowan specialises in civil and regulatory litigation. He has been a member of Bankside Chambers since 2011.

Rowan has experience in a wide variety of cases, in the High Court and Court of Appeal, ranging from shareholder & property disputes; trust and estate litigation; professional negligence claims; and insurance and contract litigation.

He has acted in fraud trials both as Crown and defence counsel. He also practices in the professional disciplinary and regulatory sphere, including statutory liability proceedings and inquests

Work Highlights

Detection Services Ltd & Ors v Pickering & Anor [2019] NZCA 575 High Court trial followed by a successful appeal involving fiduciary duty/joint venture claims

GHL v Jet Trustees [2013] NZHC 1013

High Court trial involving shareholders dispute for NZ O & G company

 

Frost & Sutcliffe v Tarr [2018] NZCA 135

Court of Appeal judgment concerning fiduciary duty claim against solicitor

 

Sale 33 Ltd v MDDI [2016] NZCA 286

High Court injunction followed by successful appeal in the Court of Appeal

R v Petricevic & Ors [2012] NZHC 665

High Court trial involving directors of finance company under Crimes Act and Securities Act


Botany Land Development Ltd v Auckland Council [2014] NZCA 61

High Court and Court of Appeal hearings involving encumbrances

 

What Others Say

Publications

  • ADLS Claims against lawyers, February 2018

  • NZLS Costs in Civil Litigation, July 2018

Memberships

  • Member of New Zealand Bar Association