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Chambers of Christopher Rees

20 CATHEDRAL ROAD, CARDIFF, CF11 9LJ, WALES
Tel:
Work 02920 232032
Fax:
Fax 02920 233636
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141874 CARDIFF 28
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www.apexchambers.net

Nicholas Gedge

Tel:
Work 029 2023 2032
Email:
Apex Chambers (Chambers of Christopher Rees)

Position

Criminal law: defence and prosecution (CPS grade 4 prosecutor and member of Serious Organised Crime Panel and Attorney Generars list). General crime plus regular representation of medical professionals in criminal cases. Significant cases include: defence: Operation Jasmine (counsel for GP in 2 month trial re allegations of dishonesty and making false declarations on a cremation certificate); R v Dr O (junior counsel for GP accused of attempted rape and indecent assault); R v Or P (counsel for GP accused of serial prescription fraud); R v D (counsel for dental hygienist accused of indecently assaulting a patient); R v S (counsel for GP accused of sexually assaulting two patients) ; Operation Corolla junior defence counsel in major Class A drug conspiracy). Prosecution: Operation Washer junior defence counsel in £1m+ car ringing conspiracy); Operation Rebus (prosecution junior in major Class A drug conspiracy); Operation Texas (prosecution junior in over 60kg Manchester/South Wales heroin conspiracy). Professional discipline: representation of medical professionals in disciplinary hearings (General Medical Council, General Dental Council, General Council of Chiropractors, Health Professions Council) and also police officers in disciplinary proceedings. Significant cases include: GMC v Dr B, counsel for hospital doctor in connection with allegations of dishonesty relating to prescriptions and the taking of controlled drugs outside the jurisdiction; GMC v DrS, counsel for consultant – allegations of dishonesty re the misappropriation and misuse of medical research; GMC v Dr R & Dr R, counsel for consultant and GP re allegations of misconduct in the running of a care horne; GOC v A, counsel for dental hygienist-fitness to practice re criminal convictions; Re Sgt M, counsel for custody sergeant in disciplinary proceedings re death in custody. Inquests: regular representation of medical professionals and health trusts in inquests. Significant cases include: ReG, counsel for prison doctor in high profile five-week inquest re death of prisoner In HMP Blakenhurst; Re H, counsel for health trust re death of prisoner in HMP Stafford; ReD, counsel for prison doctor re death of prisoner In HMP Bristol; Re H, counsel for health trust re death of psychiatric patient on escorted home visit.

Career

Called 2000; Middle Temple.

Education

Eton College; Cambridge University, St John’s College (MA).

Leisure

Music, family, sport, horses.

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