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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:
Web:
www.apexchambers.net

Clare Wilks

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

Position

Clare is a Grade 3 prosecutor and is also a designated rape prosecutor. She regularly appears in serious sexual offence cases, both defending and prosecuting. These cases often involve multiple defendants and allegations that are historic and recent, and involve witnesses with various vulnerablities Including age and/or mental incapacity. Clare’s notable cases include: R v Sarah Williams (multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs); R v Jason Baker (multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs); R v Brian Clarke (historic familial sexual abuse spanning 25 year period); R v Zoe David (mother accused of murdering her young daughter); R v Rudall (solicitor accused of fraud); R v Rehman (local taxi driver who deliberately drove at a group of pedestrians, the case attracted national publicity). She represents police officers in both criminal allegations and misconduct hearings and has appeared before the Police Appeal Tribunal, she is also instructed by the police federation in inquests following deaths in custody. She prosecutes on behalf of a number of local authorities In areas of trade mark contravention, food safety and labelling. Clare lectures local authorities on food safety prosecutions.

Career

Called 2000; Gray’s Inn.

Languages

Advanced Welsh learner.

Education

Cardiff University, ICSL; called 2000; Grays Inn.

Leisure

Born 1978; resides Cardiff with husband and baby son.


Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Clare Wilks - Apex ChambersWell known for handling sensitive serious sexual offences cases.

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