Motoring offences

At the start of her legal career Jane Prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service dealing with motoring offences from charging decision through to trial.

During her time as Crown Counsel for the Attorney General (Cayman) she was responsible for licensing matters and Prosecuting high profile cases involving deaths serious injury often involving complex scientific/technical issues. She has extensive experience of challenging expert evidence and dealing with complex issues law and fact.

She now deals with the more serious and sensitive cases in the higher courts, often involving death or serious injury. She also sits as a Part Time Judge in such cases, often on appeal from the summary courts.

Another area of specialisation is appearing for Defendants facing motoring charges in the Magistrates Courts where she has an excellent track record of achieving acquittals and avoiding disqualification/bans. These cases are usually handled on a privately paying basis.

Cases include:

  • R v Craven 2019/R v Evans 2010 - Death by Dangerous Driving
  • R v Castle 2017/R v Gosling/R v Hodgson/R v Ardley - Causing Serious injury through Dangerous Driving

Recommendations

Solicitor/Client Testimonials

“I have known Jane professionally for over 20 years and can only speak in the highest terms as to her abilities, personality and commitment....In all the cases that she has handled for me, I was consistently impressed by her efforts and also by the ease with which she related to and communicated with clients, most of whom were disadvantaged and largely inarticulate. Her concern for their welfare, in the context of the outcome of the case, was obvious and this was something the clients were nearly always able to recognise”.

“Jane Rowley commands the respect and loyalty of all those who instruct her. Despite her onerous schedule she will ensure that a case receives her full attention from beginning to end. She adopts a tactful yet robust approach in relation to clients facing the most serious of offences, leaving no stone unturned in the preparation of their defence whilst advising appropriately throughout. Jane is a fearless defence advocate in the most sensitive of circumstances and will valiantly continue to do battle for her client to the end regardless of the various difficulties that present themselves. In the face of an unprecedented and relentless corrosion of the Criminal Justice system, it is heartening that there remain a noble few like Jane Rowley who remain committed to providing a thoroughly professional service to those who need it.”

"Extremely approachable from a client’s perspective, builds good relations with clients hence repeat instructions and a strong following. Easily contactable and has always been flexible when arranging conferences with clients which have often taken place at our offices and even on weekends to fit in with clients commitments. Very thorough in both preparation and presentation. Regarded highly amongst her peers and in the profession generally. With Jane’s assistance we have achieved excellent results over the 18 years, which I have worked with her, and longer for the Practice generally. Extremely hard working and committed."

"I have instructed Jane Rowley on many occasions in relation to serious and highly sensitive sex offence cases involving young and vulnerable witnesses as well as challenging high-maintenance defendants. Jane is thorough in her preparation of such cases and diligent in her attention to detail. While listening carefully to the client`s instructions she is robust in giving advice which may be unwelcome. Jane is forthright in her dealings with her opponent and conducts her case in court with a direct and fearless attitude. It is always a pleasure to work with Jane as she engages in a team approach which is of great benefit to client relations."

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Academic qualifications

  • University of Wales LLB (Hons) Cardiff
  • BVC Inns of Court school of Law London

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • 1998-2000 Crown Counsel Criminal, Attorney General's Chambers, Cayman Islands Government
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Legal Advisor Care Council for Wales 2006-2012
  • Recorder (Crime)
  • Recorder (Class 2 Authorisation Serious Sexual Offences)
  • Recorder (Family)
  • Grade 4 Prosecutor on the CPS list of Prosecuting Counsel, and on the Rape Panel, Western and Welsh Circuits

Professional bodies

  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

Direct Access

Jane Rowley is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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