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Profile submitted by Keith Rowley QC

Practice Areas

Principal area of work is general chancery, primarily pension schemes, real property, trusts, professional negligence and commercial litigation. Important cases include William Makin, MMI v Harrop, Hearn v Younger, Re T &N Ltd, British Vita v British Vita Trustees, Cripps v Trustee Solutions, Re ILG Travel, R v Takeover Panel ex parte Datafin, Re Thompson's Settlement, Gillett v Holt, Harwood-Smart v Caws, Bloor v Calcott, Lambeth BC v Blackburn, Bogg v Raper, Worby v Rosser, Dent v Ellison Furniss Blank, Jasmine Trustees v Wells & Hind, Weir v Secretary of State for Transport (the Railtrack case), Alitalia v Rotunno, ITS v Hope (the llford case), HR Trustees v German (the IMG case), Prudential Staff Pensions v Prudential Assurance, Houldsworth v Bridge Trustees, Danks v QinetiQ, Rigid v Sarjeant, Vaitkus v Dresser Rand, Pensions Regulator v. A Admin, Briggs v Gleeds, Arcadia Pension Schemes, the Jimmy Savile litigation and Buckinghamshire v Barnardo’s.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Association of Pension Lawyers; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Called 1979; Silk 2001; Bencher, Lincolns' Inn; First-tier Tribunal Judge, Consumer Credit and Estate Agents Appeals.


Educated at Woking Grammar School and King's College London; lives in London.