Rowan has a broad practice in public, commercial, common and employment law.
Before coming to the Bar, Rowan served as Counsel Assisting the Commonwealth Solicitor-General, Dr Stephen Donaguhe QC, and as Associate to the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC of the High Court of Australia. He also practised as a commercial solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons and as a senior solicitor in the constitutional and administrative law team at the NSW Crown Solicitor's Office.
Rowan holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne, which he attended as a Commonwealth Scholar, and a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford, where he studied as an Allan Myers QC Scholar.
Rowan has served as a Fellow of the Melbourne Law School, Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and Associate Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review. He has published work in the Australian Journal of Labour Law and is a member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. He is also a Committee member of the Public Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association and has previously served on the Victorian Bar's Human Rights Committee.
Rowan read with Kathleen Foley SC and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.
Cases in which Rowan has been briefed to appear include:
Commercial / building and construction law
Administrative / general public law
Tax / revenue law
Employment / discrimination law
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation