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Rowan specialises in complex construction and engineering disputes, including associated professional negligence actions, whether in litigation (Technology and Construction Court), arbitration or adjudication. The majority of Rowan's work is for substantial contractors or their professional advisers. His work within the engineering field includes structural, civil (including road building and tunnelling), mechanical and electrical, power generation, hazardous waste disposal, oil and chemicals, food processing, railways, telecommunications, off-shore and on-shore drilling.
Rowan is a Chartered Arbitrator, co-author of a book on the 1996 Arbitration Act, and author of the adjudication section of Bernstein's Handbook of Dispute Resolution. He was formerly a practising barrister.
Rowan Planterose is 'personable, approachable and pragmatic'Chambers UK, Construction, 2012 Edition, London – UK
Rowan Planterose is 'very responsive'Legal 500 UK, Construction, 2011 Edition, London