Ken Rogers (1999)

Barrister. Head of Chambers

Ken Rogers is Head of Chambers.

Ken Rogers (1999)

Practice Areas

Property, Commercial & Chancery, Civil Litigation, Crime, Regulatory, Construction.

Property, Commercial & Chancery

Ken accepts instructions in all areas of property law but has a particular expertise in contentious mortgage litigation which raise issues such as undue influence, duress, misrepresentation and breach of trust. He also has considerable experience of the impact of s.140B Consumer Credit Act 1974.

He is regularly instructed in relation to leasehold disputes, dilapidations and cases concerning beneficial interests.

He is experienced in all banking matters, especially those relating to personal debt, regulatory matters, lending and the efficacy of personal guarantees.

In addition, Ken has considerable experience in insolvency, with a particular emphasis on Enterprise Act matters.

He is currently instructed as junior counsel in a case concerning the impact of Article 8 ECHR on possession proceedings brought by private/commercial landlords and mortgagees, which is set to go before the European Court of Human Rights.

Notable cases include:

  • Uddin v Flavel (2010) – professional dispute surrounding champerty. The issue was whether a professional expert could act in housing disrepair cases on the basis of a cfa.
  • Lloyds TSB Bank Plc v Holdgate [2002] EWCA Civ 1543
  • Haven Health Care v York (Inspector of Taxes) [2005] EWHC 2212
  • Chan v Chen [2009] EWHC 1489 (Ch).
  • McIntosh v McIntosh [2014] EWCA Civ 557

Civil Litigation

 

Ken successfully acts for claimants against police forces in cases involving false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault and negligence.

Notable cases include:

Brogan & Ors v Chief Constable of S. Yorkshire Police & The Department for Work and Pensions (2010)

Entry by a defective warrant under ss.15-16 PACE 1984.

Crime

Ken undertakes a broad range of serious and white-collar criminal defence work and is often instructed in multi-handed trials involving trafficking, illegal immigration and fraud.

In addition, Ken also defends servicemen and women before the Court Martial in the UK and overseas.

Notable cases include:

R v Quental (2011), Central Criminal Court 

Multi-handed armed robbery trial where the complainant was re-called three times and the jury were directed to acquit if any part of the complainant’s evidence was disbelieved.

R v Brogan (2011), Sheffield Crown Court

Substantial benefit fraud charges brought against an extremely vulnerable defendant who was under the Court of Protection.

R v Pun & Ors (2010), Ipswich Crown Court

Facilitating illegal immigration and trade mark infringements.

R v Sadler [2004] EWCA Crim 86

Life sentence, appropriate parole.

Regulatory & Professional Discipline

Ken has built up a significant amount of experience during the course of his practice at the Bar representing professionals in the legal and healthcare professions before professional disciplinary panels.

He regularly accepts instructions in proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Nursing & Midwifery Council and the General Dental Council. He has also historically undertaken a lot of work before the General Medical Council (now the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service).

In addition to acting for professionals at first instance, Ken is also instructed in respect of appeals before the High Court.

Notable cases include:

Downes v Commissioner of Customs & Excise [2004] EWHC 2022

Sarkar v GMC [2012] EWHC 4008 (Admin)

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Uddin [2014] EWHC 4553 (Admin)

Construction

Before coming to the Bar, Ken had a previous career as a civil engineer and spent several years in industry working with and for solicitors in contentious litigation concerning construction contracts and land option agreements.

His first-hand knowledge of the construction industry has proved invaluable to clients involved in construction contract, payment and defective works disputes.

Qualifications & Awards

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM, Commercial Law, Bristol University
  • Pupil Supervisor
  • Public Access

Professional Memberships

  • Bar Association for Commerce Finance & Industry
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Inner Temple
  • Midland Circuit
  • Western Circuit