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Jonathan Elystan Rees

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Apex Chambers (Chambers of Christopher Rees)


Specialist criminal advocate with particular experience in fraud, corporate crime, money laundering, regulatory offences and confiscation. Jonathan is a grade 4 CPS advocate and member of the CPS National Serious Crime group and advocate panel. Also instructed regularly in professional and sports disciplinary work, with special expertise in misconduct proceedings held under the Police (Conduct) Regulations and athlete disciplinary hearings held pursuant to the UK Anti-Doping Rules and WADA Code. Recent cases include: R v Eric Evans & others [2014] (defence junior in SFO prosecution of an alleged £150m conspiracy to defraud relating to opencast coal mining in South Wales, successful dismissal made on the basis no fraud disclosed on the papers); R v Sir Alan Davies & others [2013] (defence junior in alleged £3m conspiracy to defraud relating to a high proifle teacher of a school in North West London – CPS offered no evidence after disclosure failings exposed); Gwent Police Authority v Jenkins [2012] (officer dismissed for gross misconduct successfully reinstated on appeal); R v Lamb & others [2012] (acquittal in £10m mortgage fraud); R v Mouncher & others [2011] (the Lynette White inquiry – UK’s biggest alleged police corruption trial; not guilty verdict); R v Carroll & others [2010] 1 Cr App R (S) 119 and [2012] EWCA Crim 678 (successful prosecution of organized international prostitution ring with £1.9m POCA order); WRU v J & H [2010] (two athletes charged with presence of prohibited substances in an athlete’s sample – charges dismissed); R v Yip [2010] EWCA Crim 1381 (successful appeal – authority on relationship between POCA offences and cheating the public revenue); British Horseracing Authority v S.G. [2009] (successful defence of major racing owner in disciplinary proceedings for alleged betting offences). Also Panel A member of the Welsh Government Advocates Panel and instructed in judicial review matters.


Called 2000; Inner Temple.


Jesus, College, Cambridge (Law, BA Hons 1st class).

Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit


Within: Crime – Leading juniors

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