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Rowan Planterose

Year of Call: 1978
Solicitor: 2004
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Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Construction and engineering

Rowan is  a prolific solicitor-barrister-arbitrator/adjudicator who has acted as counsel in over 250 cases in the High Court or in arbitration. Many cases in his early career were loss and expense claims arising out of variations or other causes of delay or construction and engineering projects, or defects claims. He acted variously for contractor, employer or consultant.

For instance, Rowan acted, based in Belgium, over several years for Bombardier in Euro 300m claim arising out of construction of Channel Tunnel and its associated trains involving preparation of disputes documentation arising out of delay to project and variations, presentation to client and ultimate settlement on eve of proposed commencement of litigation.

Whilst he used to represents clients in proceedings, over the years Rowan has increasingly acted - and now exclusively works - as an arbitrator, adjudicator, expert or dispute board member.


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Academic qualifications

Eastbourne College

Downing College, Cambridge University, M.A. in Law (First Class Honours)  LL.M (formerly LL.B)




Professional qualifications & appointments

Chartered Arbitrator,  2002

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,  1992

Solicitor, 2004

Barrister, 1978


Professional bodies

Middle Temple and Gray's Inn

International Bar Association

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Society of Construction Law

Society of Construction Arbitrators (Honorary Secretary 2016-present)

International Arbitration Club (London)

Adjudication Society

Dispute Board Federation

Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

Honorary member of Arbrix (RICS Dispute Resolution)

Member of arbitrator / adjudicator panel, Arbrix (RICS Dispute Resolution)

Member of adjudicator panel, TecSA (Technology Solicitors Association), Mem

ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)