Rowan Jenkins, with his scientific background, has wide experience, especially in cases involving contested expert opinion. Much of his work involves death or serious injury, and he is used to dealing with such cases sensitively.
He is very experienced in appellate courts, including criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal and judicial review and case stated appeals to the High Court. Much of his practice lies in the cross over between criminal and civil disciplines.Regulatory Crime
Particular areas of specialisation include Health and Safety prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and associated regulations; trading standards, environmental health and pollution-related offences. Rowan is on the Specialist Regulatory Panel for Health and Safety and Environmental Prosecutions.
Rowan’s work for the RSPCA has involved a number of their most important public law cases involving statutory interpretation.
- Lamont-Perkins v RSPCA 176 J.P. 369 & (2012): High Court Case stated appeal on interpretation of Animal Welfare Act 2006, involving analysis of issues of status of private v public prosecutors. Has wide implications on procedure. Upheld decision of Crown Court.
Rowan accepts instructions from all interested person, he has represented families several times, including an inquest into the death of a patient at dental practice following anaphylactic reaction to antiseptic, and deaths of elderly inpatients to hospital which failed to identify sepsis. Additionally, Rowan has represented care homes concerning death of vulnerable patients, one by chocking and another involved in a road traffic accident.
Cheering 1COR on in the Metro Bank Professionals Pool League Finals - Nov 2019
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
Rowan Jenkins led Edward Hand and Charlotte Morrish to secure murder conviction - Apr 2019
1 Crown Office Row form panel for University of Sussex Criminal Advocacy Competition - Dec 2018
Rowan Jenkins in successful prosecution of mother charged with gross negligence manslaughter - Apr 2017
Rowan Jenkins Successfully Prosecutes Murder in Dorking - Nov 2016
Rowan Jenkins secures conviction in triple attempt murder - May 2016
Rowan Jenkins secures conviction for attempted murder - Aug 2015
Rowan Jenkins has successfully prosecuted a case of historic rape from 1968-1975 - Feb 2015
Kieran Coonan QC leading Rowan Jenkins acted on behalf of a colorectal surgeon charged with gross negligence manslaughter and perjury - Feb 2014
Rowan Jenkins successfully prosecutes company for Health and Safety breaches - Feb 2014
Three members appointed to list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates - Jul 2012
Seminar – From Tesco to Tangerine: The Evolution of Health & Safety Prosecutions - May 2012
Rowan Jenkins in Inquest finding on mouthwash risks - Oct 2011