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  1. Crime – Leading silks
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9 Park Place’s criminal team has a solid track record in handling serious fraud, murder, historic sexual abuse and multi-handed drugs conspiracies cases.

According to some, 30 Park Place Chambers’s criminal group provides β€˜a Rolls-Royce service’. The team prosecutes and defends in high-profile cases of historic sexual offences, murder, drugs conspiracies and fraud. Recent highlights for the set include appearing in the Operation Ulysses case involving a conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs, including over 20kg of cocaine and heroin. In 2018 Caroline Rees QC took silk and Michael Mather-Lees QC moved to Church Court Chambers.

The β€˜very strong criminal set’ Apex Chambers remains active in large-scale fraud cases and high-profile murder trials, and has seen an uptick in multi-handed drugs conspiracies and historic sexual offences cases. In 2018, head of chambers Christopher Rees successfully defended Commonwealth Games athlete Otto Putland against allegations of rape.

London-based set Farrar's Building maintains a solid presence on the Wales and Chester Circuit. High-profile murders and serious sexual offences dominate the members’ workload; in 2017, head of chambers Patrick Harrington QC appeared in the R v Hough case involving a historic murder and contemporary rape allegations, while Paul Lewis QC successfully prosecuted Matthew Scully-Hicks, who was convicted of murdering his 18-month old adopted daughter.

Iscoed Chambers’ criminal team prosecutes and defends in cases involving serious sexual offences, murder and assault. Huw Rees was appointed to the bench.

Linenhall Chambers is home to Owen Edwards, who has experience prosecuting and defending in matters involving serious sexual offences, murder and fraud.

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