Specialist Barristers at Alexander Chambers
- Rowan Morton
Called to the Bar 2004
Rowan Morton practices in: medical and mental health law, coroners law, personal injury and clinical negligence, care home law, professional conduct law, animal welfare law and regulation, veterinary law, and professional regulation.
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Inquests and Coroners Law
Rowan Morton has significant experience in representing interested parties at inquests. She has acted in numerous inquests looking at unlawful killings, death by clinical accident or neglect, deaths from road traffic accidents, and health and safety breaches leading to deaths
Rowan Morton advises public and private organisations, individuals and family members on coronial law and procedure. Rowan Morton also appears as an advocate for interested parties at inquests.
Veterinary Law, Veterinary Negligence, RCVS Fitness To Practise (FTP) Law
Rowan Morton prosecutes cases for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and local authorities. She also advises on zoo licensing and general animal welfare regulations.
Rowan Morton undertakes animal health standards prosecution and defence work.
Rowan also advises in ancillary professional conduct claims connected with these areas of law, including veterinary negligence and failures to follow practice standards.
Rowan Morton defends registered veterinary surgeons and registered veterinary nurses who are facing misconduct proceedings before the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Medical Law and Mental Health Law
Rowan Morton advises Healthcare Practitioners on mattters concerning Medical Law and Mental Health Law
Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
Rowan Morton additionally undertakes personal injury cases and clinical negligence work, advising on liability, evidence, and expert evidence. Her case work includes road traffic accidents, accidents abroad, health and safety negligence actions, animal bites, injuries and losses caused by escaped animals.
Care Home Law and Care Standards
Rowan Morton additionally advises and represents care homes in Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) matters and Care Standards Tribunal (CST) regulatory matters
Professional Conduct Hearings for Regulated Professionals
Rowan Morton has a strong practice in defending registered professionals and regulated practitioners in a variety of regulatory forums (fitness to practise cases - FTP), including the General Medical Council (GMC - regulating medical doctors), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC - regulating nurses and midwives), the General Dental Council (GDC - regulating dentists and dental workers), and the Health Professions Council (HPC - regulating a number of registered professionals allied to medicine, such as paramedics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical scientists). Rowan Morton also defends vets (RCVS) and social workers (GSCC).
Rowan Morton also provides legal advice on making written submissions (and the evidence to be collated) in order to knock out charges at the preliminary stages of investigation, where there is a cogent defence.
Contact us in confidence without obligation on 0845 652 0451 if you would like to speak to Rowan Morton about your case.