John Rowe


John was called to the bar in 1970.

John is the Chairman of 9 Windeyer Chambers. He was a member of the NSW Police force before being called to the Bar.

He practised in Crime for a number of years but thereafter has practiced in civil jurisdictions including the High Court, Supreme Court, District Court and various tribunals. John has run many high profile cases including the first significant class action to come to hearing being the Helix Case; Pareezer v Coca Cola (shooting of vendor machine filler) and others.

John has appeared in various State and Federal Courts in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland.

John was a committee member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and Chairman of the Lobbying Sub Committee. He is active in promoting review of the Civil Liability, Motor Accident Compensation, Workers Injury Management and Legal Profession Acts with the state legislature.

John’s practice over the last 20 years has seen a specialisation in initiating and running class actions.

A list of those completed are included in the attachment below, along with the details of a recently commenced action, which is currently calling for class members.

Rowe list of class action cases updated 2018

John can assist with all areas of identifying, filing and running class actions; including those outside the court process such as litigation lending contacts and media liaisons.


John is the independent counsel instructed by LHD Lawyers in this case.  Any enquires and registration for the class action should be directed to LHD via their website or contact Michael Hyland or Lisa Meys on (02) 9264 6644.

Please find below  links to seminar papers previously presented at 9 Windeyer Chambers conferences.

Please don’t hesitate to contact chambers if you would like to be added to the invitation distribution list.

John Rowe Class actions paper Sydney CPD seminar 2016

John Rowe on Class Actions Powerpoint Sydney CPD 2015


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