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I am a practising Barrister at No 5 Chambers. I undertake a broad range of contentious work (chancery / commercial and planning) both in court and in an advisory capacity. My practice ranges from dealing with contractual disputes to personal and corporate insolvency, from issues concerning the landlord and tenant relationship (commercial and residential, including breaches of covenant, dilapidations, renewal and determination) to issues of real property such as boundary disputes and claims to interests in and over land. I also undertake private client work (wills and probate, including challenging the validity of wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975) and planning work (including advising on conformity with planning policy, appearing at planning appeals / public inquiries, including in respect of public rights of way (creation, diversion, stopping up), and litigation concerning breaches of planning regulations and enforcement of notices). I have gained significant experience in advisory work and litigation concerning liability for non-domestic rates. I undertake direct public access work. I also sit as an Inspector, appointed by commons registration authorities, in connection with applications to register land as a new town or village green which is a particular speciality of mine.


I held Lectureships in Law at both New College, Oxford, (for whom I continued to teach the Law of Trusts annually until 2014) and the University of Buckingham and have taught Land Law and the Law of Trusts for many years. I have also taught Tort Law and the Public Law subjects (Constitutional and Administrative Law). I have published widely on a number of property law related topics but have a particular interest in the law of village greens and the prescriptive acquisition of rights over land more generally. Between 2009 and 2012 I held a three year appointment as an external examiner at the University of Cambridge (Land Economy Tripos). I periodically peer review articles which have been submitted for publication on behalf of law journals.


Email: rowena(dot)meager(at)gmail(dot)com

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