Professional practice

Owen has a broad commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile. He has a particular interest in banking and financial services, commercial litigation & arbitration, the conflict of laws, employment and shipping.

Owen graduated with a First Class Law degree from the University of Oxford, having spent a year studying European and international law at Leiden University. He went on to obtain a Distinction on the BCL, coming first in his year.

Prior to joining Essex Court Chambers, Owen gave tutorials in Commercial Law and Contract Law at the University of Oxford and was a teaching fellow at University College London. He also worked as a research assistant on a number of publications including the 32nd edition of Chitty on Contracts and the chapters addressing secured transactions in Paterson and Zakrzewski on the Law of International Finance (2nd edition).

 

Career

2017 Tenant at Essex Court Chambers

2016-2017 Pupillage at Essex Court Chambers (with Edward Brown)

2016 Called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn)

2015-2016 Tutored Commercial and Contract Law at the University of Oxford. Tutorial Fellow at University College London. Research Assistant to Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart and Professor Louise Gullifer.

2014-2015 Graduate Mentor, Merton College Oxford

Education

2015-2016 – BPTC, City Law School (Outstanding)

2014-2015 – BCL, Merton College, Oxford (Distinction, ranked first in year) (Restitution of Unjust Enrichment, Commercial Remedies, Conflict of Laws and Legal Concepts in Financial Law)

2010-2014 – BA Jurisprudence (Law with Law Studies in Europe) (First Class; Distinction in Law Moderations)

2002-2010 – Tonypandy Community College

Awards

2015 Bingham Scholarship, Gray’s Inn

Vinerian Scholarship, University of Oxford (1st in year in BCL examinations)

John Morris Prize in Conflict of Laws, University of Oxford

Won the University of Oxford 7 King’s Bench Walk Commercial Law Moot

2014 Merton Lawyers’ BCL Scholarship, Merton College and University of Oxford

Slaughter and May Prize for Contract Law, University of Oxford

Quadrant Chambers’ Prize for International Trade, University of Oxford

2013 Honourable Mention for Best Oral Advocate in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Honourable Mention for Best Claimant’s Mem in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

2012 Hogan Lovells Prize for most promising 2nd year law student, Merton College

2011 Slaughter and May Prize for Criminal Law, University of Oxford

Hogan Lovells Prize for Best Performance in Law Moderations, Merton College

2010 Awarded a scholarship from the Fairwood Trust to support study at the University of Oxford