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9 Park Place is best known for cases involving historical sexual abuse and large-scale fraud, where the team defends and prosecutes. Major cases for 2015 include Heath Edwards’ appearance at the Court of Appeal in Charlton & Ali v R, representing the appellant against his conviction of murder in the 1990s. Gregg Taylor QC retired in April 2016.

Criminal law is the mainstay of Apex Chambers and members have a strong reputation in this area. The group is best known for its expertise in large-scale fraud and drugs conspiracy cases, as well as serious sexual offences trials.

Although Farrar’s Building is based in London, the set has strong links to Wales. ‘Members are engaged in some of the most high-profile cases’ including serious sexual assault, murders and violent crimes. Paul Lewis QC is leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit and has been acting in a high-profile terrorism trial.

Criminal law is the cornerstone of Iscoed Chambers, which provides ‘good strength in depth’. Members are adept at handling all aspects of serious crime and fraud.

Thirty Park Place Chambers is home to a range of criminal barristers, who appear in high-profile cases. The set handles an even split of defence and prosecution work, and over half of the team are grade 4 prosecutors. Recent cases have included murder trials, historical sexual offences and a number of large-scale drugs conspiracies.

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