Owen is a pupil barrister at Garden Court Chambers. He was previously the race-discrimination caseworker at the Prisoners' Advice Service and is a former member of the Climate Camp legal team. He combines experience as a criminal defence lawyer with knowledge of public law challenges gained from his prison law background. Before training as a lawyer, Owen was an academic working in philosophy and linguistics.
During his time with the Climate Camp Legal Team Owen was involved in several high-profile legal challenges to the policing of protest. In particular, he assisted a large number of litigants in person to bring claims for breaches of Articles 10 and 11 following the systematic use of unlawful stop-and-search powers at a protest at Kingsnorth Power Station in 2008. Owen has also represented prisoners facing disciplinary charges following protests within the high-security estate. As a pupil, Owen worked on the Occupy St Paul's, Occupy UBS and Dale Farm cases.
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