Freya Rowe

Called:1996 Inner Temple

Specialisms:Family

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

Worcester College, Oxford: BA (Hons) English

Sussex University: CPE (Commendation)

Inns of Court School of Law: BVC

 

 

PRACTICE

 

Coming from a background in hard hitting criminal litigation, including complex terrorism cases, Freya specialised some years ago in family litigation, and for the last 5 years has practised exclusively in family work. She is regularly instructed by opposing solicitors who have seen her in action at court, and has been described as “formidable”, with “truly outstanding cross examination skills”, and a “tactical genius”.

 

She regularly receives positive feedback from clients who have described themselves as “eternally grateful” for her outstanding success and passionate efforts, even in the most unlikely of cases. She has an instinctive grasp of what is required, an impressive memory, and an eloquent persuasive charm which have won her credibility at both High Court and county court level.

 

Freya has conducted many seminars for chambers (which can be accessed on this website) including “Capital City” regarding capitalisation if maintenance claims, “Suing Cassanova” regarding EU family law, “Sending Round the Heavies” in relation to enforcement of orders, and “Keeping it in the Family” setting out useful crossovers between family and crime.

 

She has extensive experience in complex private law disputes and is recommended as a leading junior, including in applications to remove from the jurisdiction, child abduction, residence/shared residence and contact disputes. Freya is often used as a crucial tool in cases involving the need for effective devastating cross examination.

 

In care cases Freya has represented parents and Guardians in complicated cases involving FII, mental health, non accidental injury, sexual abuse and chronic neglect.

 

In financial remedy cases, she has regularly appeared in the High Court in relation to international asset cases, non disclosure and big asset cases involving lump sum maintenance variations; She has also successfully defended prenuptial agreements and inherited wealth arguments, and acted in a number of TLATA claims.

 

Freya is described as highly sensitive and diplomatic to her clients, and ensures that they understand what is happening at all stages in the court process, and is able to communicate effectively and build up a strong rapport with clients from all backgrounds and abilities.

 

 

REPORTED CASES

 

Mo v Ro and Another [2013] EWHC 392 - Freya represented an international company as a third party in a marital status dispute.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Family Law Bar Association

Resolution