Kerrie Ann Rowan

Called 2015

New York (USA) 2013

Kerrie Ann Rowan


Kerrie practises in all areas of criminal defence including murder, violence, robbery, drug offences and dishonesty offences. She has broad experience in serious and complex cases, including in the court of appeal.

Kerrie has particular experience in white-collar crime and investigations. In 2017-2018 Kerrie was part of the team representing a former FOREX trader who was prosecuted by the US Department of Justice for conspiracy to fix prices in the FOREX market. The trial ended in an acquittal in the Southern District of New York in 2018. Prior to joining 25 Bedford Row, Kerrie worked as a legal assistant with the white-collar criminal defence team at Arnold & Porter LLP. During that time, the team advised on the SFO investigation into GlaxoSmithKline; provided representation for News UK in respect of allegations of telephone voicemail interception and corruption of public officials; advised on an international investigation into a multi-billion dollar accountancy fraud and provided advice on financial regulatory matters.

Kerrie also has a strong interest in human rights and international criminal law. For almost two years, Kerrie served as case manager and legal assistant on the Haradinaj defence team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). During this time she also worked as a research assistant at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In 2018 Kerrie received the Inner Temple Pegasus Scholarship to complete a fellowship with the Global Legal Program of the Centre for Reproductive Rights in New York, where her research focused on international human rights law and policy. Further, she was awarded the Inner Temple Internship Award in 2015 for her work as research assistant with the Capital Sentencing Institute at St. Louis University, Missouri.

Kerrie has also worked as a law clerk to Justice Arbel at the Supreme Court of Israel, where her research focused on comparative international and domestic human rights law. Whilst studying for her LLM, Kerrie volunteered with Innocence McGill and served as a fellow with the One Justice Project.


  • 2015 Barrister, England and Wales
  • 2013 Attorney at Law (New York, USA)


  • 2014 Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2013 McGill/Hebrew University Summer Program in Human Rights (full scholarship)
  • 2013 LLM, McGill University
  • 2011 BCL (first class), Law with French Law, University College Dublin


  • 2018 Inner Temple Pegasus Scholarship
  • 2015 Inner Temple Internship Award
  • 2015 Inner Temple Ede & Ravenscroft Prize
  • 2013 McGill University Graduate Excellence Award
  • 2011 University College Dublin Entrance Exhibition Award


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association