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St John's Buildings

Chambers of Sally Harrison QC

24A-28 ST JOHN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4DJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 214 1500
Fax:
Fax 0161 835 3929
DX:
728861 MANCHESTER 4
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnsbuildings.co.uk
Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield

Karl Rowley QC

Tel:
Work 0161 214 1500
Email:
Web:
stjohnsbuildings.com/people/karl-rowley-qc
St John's Buildings (Chambers of Sally Harrison QC)

Work Department

Family - Children
Court of Protection

Position

Karl represents local authorities, parents and extended families, and children (whether directly or by their Guardians) in the public law arena. He has appeared at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court and regularly represents parties in the Court of Appeal.

He has a particular interest in cases involving complex medical evidence, including NAHI; alleged bone disease; child death; and purported poisonings. His experience covers applications such as for contact by former parents after the death of adopters; those involving foreign adoption; care cases with international elements; inherent jurisdiction cases concerning proposed medical treatment of minors; and applications to restrict publicity.

In private law proceedings Karl’s practice has included multifaceted residence applications involving sexual abuse or homicide, protracted contact cases, international relocation, and cases concerning children with special needs.

His public authority work has seen him advise and represent clients in the care standards tribunal. He was successful in resisting the first ever appeal to be heard in the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber. He has advised various local authorities in respect of OFSTED assessments and reports.

He has been instructed on behalf of nurseries and individual childcare professionals. He has conducted cases for applicants and defendants in judicial review proceedings. His theological background gives him a particular understanding of religious issues as they arise in family proceedings.

Career

Called 1994, Middle Temple.

Member

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • BAAF
  • Recorder (Civil & Family) 2009
  • Recorder (Crime) 2012
  • Queen’s Counsel 2013

Education

Holden Lane High School; City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College; Oxon (MA Philosophy and Theology); Staffordshire (Dip Law).


Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading silks

Karl Rowley QC - St John's BuildingsA talented silk with a keen eye for the details in a case.

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