Rowan Planterose

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

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Neutrals - Adjudicators

Rowan acts regularly as an adjudicator. He is a member of the RICS construction adjudication panel, TecSA panel, RIBA panel, standing adjudicator for railway industry RTI/A contract, and (formerly) channel tunnel rail link (CTRL phase 2).

Recent cases include :

  • Sitting as adjudicator in two major rail industry disputes in connection with provision of a new radio system for the London Underground system, and the construction of the St. Pancras terminal of the new high speed rail connection with Channel Tunnel. Both disputes involved contracts in excess of E500m.
  • Sat as a construction adjudicator (sole appointment) more than 30 times in the last 5 years, writing reasoned decisions, some of them being large scale and one adjudication involving 5 months consistent work.
  • Sitting as adjudicator on a 6 month long final account adjudication arising out of office block refurbishment in London. Many thousands of documents involved.


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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)