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Chambers of Christopher Rees

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit


Apex Chambers has a long-established reputation in Wales for crime, and its strength in depth means it is well placed to cover an extensive cross-section of matters. Members undertake prosecution and defence work throughout England and Wales, with particular strength in the most factually and legally complex matters. Jonathan Rees recently represented a co-defendant in a multi-handed £150m conspiracy to defraud case.

Crime – Leading juniors

Christopher Rees - Apex ChambersHis practice includes Proceeds of Crime Act applications, drugs trafficking and fraud.’

Ranked: tier 1

Clare Wilks - Apex ChambersHer strengths lie in sexual offences cases, including cases involving vulnerable witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Ryan - Apex ChambersHis written advice is impeccable, and his proactive approach is invaluable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Rees - Apex ChambersHe is strong-willed and always fights the fight for the client.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ruth Smith - Apex ChambersHer experience includes proceeds of crime cases, robberies and drugs offences.’

Ranked: tier 1

Susan Ferrier - Apex ChambersProsecutes and defends in sexual offences cases of the utmost gravity and complexity.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Evans - Apex ChambersHe is particularly well regarded for serious fraud and confiscation cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Wales and Chester Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Apex Chambers (Cardiff)

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing
Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors - ranked: tier 1

Alexander Greenwood - Apex ChambersHis workload includes health and safety, and consumer protection.’

Lee Reynolds - Apex ChambersAble to grasp the key issues in a case and advise quickly.’

Nicholas Gedge - Apex ChambersRecommended for healthcare-related professional disciplinary work and inquests.’

With a ‘very knowledgeable’ team, Apex Chambers leverages its strength in crime to deal with a broad spectrum of associated regulatory matters, including animal welfare, police misconduct, health and safety, trading standards, and inquests relating to deaths in police custody.

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