Criminal Defence Solicitors and Advocates

Phil Rowley

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Phil Rowley

Phil has a long history of defending serious criminal offences before the court. His remit covers gang-related homicides, drug conspiracies and armed robberies, among other matters

Phil Rowley was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 and has practised exclusively in the field of Criminal Defence since that time.  He is also qualified as a Higher Courts Advocate and has a vast experience of dealing with the most serious of cases and undertakes a range of work in the Crown Courts on a daily basis.

Recent cases of interest include:

  • Defence counsel in case of one-punch-manslaughter in 2018 at Canterbury Crown Court.  Defendant successfully acquitted after 3 day trial.  See news report on Kent Online.
  • Junior defence counsel in case of manslaughter in 2014.  See news report on Kent Online.
  • Junior Counsel in multi-defendant case of Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs.
  • Defence Solicitor in 2007 Murder case.  See news report on BBC News.
  • Defence counsel in the Crown Court for a surgeon who avoided a custodial sentence having been charged with tax fraud.  See news report in Thanet Gazette.
  • Defence solicitor in case of murder involving several young defendants.  See news report in The Telegraph.





Phil Rowley is regularly instructed in serious crime cases such as murder, manslaughter, organised crime and serious sex offences. He also has experience of cross-examining children and medical experts.

I was very lucky to have Phil represent me. He explained everything so thoroughly which made me feel a lot calmer and reassured about the proceedings.
— Ms. Childs

Throughout the proceedings he made us feel comfortable and his speech at the end was amazing! I know it helped the jury see the truth.
— Mr. Horgan