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Chambers of Christopher Rees

20 CATHEDRAL ROAD, CARDIFF, CF11 9LJ, WALES
Tel:
Work 02920 232032
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Fax 02920 233636
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141874 CARDIFF 28
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Alexander Greenwood

Tel:
Work 02920 232032
Email:
Apex Chambers (Chambers of Christopher Rees)

Position

Alex specialises in regulatory prosecutions and criminal law. Alex was appointed Grade 4 prosecutor and rape panel specialist on the DPP Advocacy list earlier this year and has recently been listed on the Regulatory List for Environment Agency and Health and Safety prosecutions. In 2008 he led the representation of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council in the public inquiry chaired by Sir Hugh Pennington into the second largest UK outbreak of E-coli 0157. The inquiry was the first under the Inquiries Act 2005 and the first to have been ordered by the Welsh Assembly government. Alex was junior counsel to Lord Carlile of Berriew QC in R v Vilday (2008). The prosecution of witnesses in the notorious ‘Cardiff three’ miscarriage of justice that arose from the ‘Lynette White’ murder trial. Alex has prosecuted on behalf of local authorities in Wales and England in conjunction with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) and the Welsh Illegal Money Laundering Unit. Alex has also been involved in criminal cases of the utmost seriousness including opperations Scheate, Corolla, Gabon, Ghana and Hutton. Recent appearances in the Court of Appeal include: R v Cox CA 23.5.11 sentence, organised gang robbery of a dwelling; R v James (2008) 1 Cr App R (S) 67 sentence, death by dangerous driving; CCBC v Jeff White Motors Ltd (2005) EWCA Crim 3003 admissible evidence in local authority prosecution.

Career

Gray’s Inn 2002; Solicitors Roll 1996.

Member

Wales and Chester Circuit Management Committee; Captain Scott Society.

Education

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

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