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Chambers of Christopher Rees

20 CATHEDRAL ROAD, CARDIFF, CF11 9LJ, WALES
Tel:
Work 029 2023 2032
Fax:
Fax 029 2023 3636
DX:
141874 CARDIFF-28
Email:
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www.apexchambers.net

Alexander Greenwood

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

Position

Alex specialises in regulatory prosecutions and criminal law and was formerly a solicitor. Alex is on the Health and Safety Executes advocates list. He is a Grade 4 prosecutor and rape panel advocate. In 2008 he led the representation of a local authority in the Pennington Inquiry into the UK’s second largest outbreak of e-coli 0157. The inquiry was the first under the Inquiries Act 2005 and the first to be ordered by the Welsh Assembly Government. Alex prosecutes and advises local authorities throughout England and Wales and has recently undertaken one of the first prosecutions of a pyramid selling scheme under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Many prosecutions include significant confiscation proceedings. Last year he appeared before Lord Justice Leveson presiding in the Court of Appeal in the case of R v Cairns and others (2013) EWCA Crlm 467 which restated the guiding principles in respect of basis of pleas. Alex has also prosecuted for the Illegal Money Lending Unit, The British Recorded Music Industry, the Federation Against Copyright Theft, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales. Alex also regularly lectures and trains legal and enforcement officers on recent developments in the law and produces a regular update for those prosecuting enforcement work (see www.enforcement update.com).

Career

Apex Chambers 2007; 33 Park Place Chambers 2002-2007; Gray’s Inn 2002; Hugh James Solicitors 1996-2002; Solicitors’ Roll 1996.

Member

Captain Scott Society; Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club.

Education

Bishop of Llandaff (Church in Wales) High School; University of Leeds LLB (Hons).


Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Alexander Greenwood - Apex ChambersHe has recent experience in health and safety cases.

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