Rowan Clapp > Cornerstone Barristers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cornerstone Barristers
2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JH
England

Work Department

Public Law & Judicial Review, Planning & Environmental Law, Housing Law, Information Law, Licensing, and Commercial & Regulatory Law.

Position

Rowan is developing a broad practice across all areas of Chambers’ work. He has significant public law experience having previously worked in the Abuses in Counterterrorism department at Reprieve and volunteered as an anti-trafficking researcher for Kalayaan, an immigration charity focussing on the rights of Overseas Domestic Workers. Rowan also spent a year working in commercial law at a specialist commercial litigation firm handing the RBS Rights Issue case, affording him valuable insight into litigation strategy.

He is regularly instructed to act for central and local government as well as private clients in a broad range of matters. Recent instructions include appearing in a homelessness review before the Court of Appeal (Kiefer v Hertsmere) and advising Extinction Rebellion in relation to the ‘Autumn Uprising’ in light of the court’s decision in R(Jones) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 2957 (Admin).

Career

Called 2018 (Lincoln’s Inn; Lord Haldane Scholarship, Hardwicke Entrance Award, Tancred Studentship, Residential Scholarship and Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship).

Memberships

Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA).

Education

Durham University (BA 2013, First Class), BPP University (GDL 2015), University College London (LLM 2016, Distinction), University of Law (BPTC 2018).