Catherine Rowlands

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Catherine Rowlands
Daniel Gatt, Senior Practice Manager

Catherine Rowlands has a practice which covers all aspects of public law, especially social housing, community care and welfare, property, and other civil litigation.

She is a robust and tenacious advocate with substantial experience at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court to the Supreme Court, where she has appeared in some of the most important cases in housing law. Her expertise in housing law and care cases is brought to bear in judicial review of decisions of local authorities, as well as Court of Protection and County Court cases wherever the question of a person’s home and home life is at stake.

Catherine specialises in representing local authorities and housing associations and as well as litigation, provides advice on policies and procedure. She never loses the common touch and combines a down-to-earth style that sets witnesses at their ease with a persuasive command of the law.

Catherine also sits as a Recorder in civil cases: she loves the different viewpoint she gains as a Judge and brings the experience gained from hearing a wide range of cases to bear in her own practice.

She has a Maitrise in French International law from the Université de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) and speaks fluent French.

Catherine is a member of the Society of Mediators (SOM), providing expert advice and mediation to local authorities and clients, with a focus on community care and housing disputes.