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Chambers of Ruth Henke QC

30 PARK PLACE, CARDIFF, CF10 3BS, WALES
Tel:
Work 029 2039 8421
Fax:
Fax 029 2039 8725
DX:
50756 CARDIFF- 2
Email:
Web:
www.30parkplace.co.uk

Caroline Rees QC

Tel:
Work 02920 398421
Email:
30 Park Place Chambers (Chambers of Ruth Henke QC)

Position

Caroline is a member of our Crime@30 team and one of the 'go to' counsel in Wales practising as a specialist in serious crime. Caroline advises and represents both Prosecution and Defence.

Caroline has a particular specialism in cases concerning serious sexual offending and has notable expertise in trials concerning allegations of historical sexual abuse and multi complainant cases. Caroline has received instructions for a significant number of high profile criminal cases such as trafficking of persons into and within the UK for purposes of sexual exploitation and serious cases with unusual factual backgrounds and evidence. She is a highly skilled advocate with extensive experience in dealing with cases concerning young and /or vulnerable witnesses and the use of special measures, including intermediaries.

Her practice also includes other serious criminal offences including homicide and drugs conspiracies arising from large scale police operations . Caroline is regularly instructed in large and complex cases and is very well equipped to deal with the particular demands of cases which require strong leadership combined with collaborative team work.

Caroline is a Grade 4 CPS Prosecutor and approved counsel for rape and serious sexual offences prosecution.

She is fluent in the Welsh Language and able to conduct conferences and cases through the medium of the Welsh language

Career

Call: 1994; Gray’s Inn (Wilfred Getz scholar) | Silk: 2018

  • Oct 1994 – Oct 1995: 33 Park Place, Cardiff. 12 months pupillage
  • Oct 1995 – Dec 1999: Tenant at 33 Park Place, Cardiff
  • Dec 1999 to date: Tenant at 30 Park Place, Cardiff specialising in crime

Languages

Welsh

Member

Criminal Bar Association.

Education

  • Ysgol Gyfun y Strade, Llanelli ( 1983-1990)
  • University of Birmingham Llb (Hons) (1990 – 1993)
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London (1993-1994) Bar Vocational Course


London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

Multi-disciplinary set 30 Park Place Chambers’ core strength is in family law, with members instructed in public and private children law and family finance matters. Crime, personal injury and public law (with a key focus on immigration matters) are other key areas. Court of Protection is a growing area of instruction for the set. Recent barrister moves include Gareth Jones join from Civitas Law, Adem Muzaffer join from St Ives Chambers and Natalie Sandercock move to 9 Park Place. In 2018 Caroline Rees QC took silk. The ‘brilliant’ Phillip Griffiths is senior clerk, while Tony Naylon leads the criminal team. Lead civil clerk Kayleigh Jefferies is ‘efficient, organised and has excellent client care skills’. Collectively, ‘the clerks are very efficient and always happy to assist’. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

Multi-disciplinary set 30 Park Place Chambers’ core strength is in family law, with members instructed in public and private children law and family finance matters. Crime, personal injury and public law (with a key focus on immigration matters) are other key areas. Court of Protection is a growing area of instruction for the set. Recent barrister moves include Gareth Jones join from Civitas Law, Adem Muzaffer join from St Ives Chambers and Natalie Sandercock move to 9 Park Place. In 2018 Caroline Rees QC took silk. The ‘brilliant’ Phillip Griffiths is senior clerk, while Tony Naylon leads the criminal team. Lead civil clerk Kayleigh Jefferies is ‘efficient, organised and has excellent client care skills’. Collectively, ‘the clerks are very efficient and always happy to assist’. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Caroline Rees QC - 30 Park Place ChambersAn outstanding silk.

Within: Crime

According to some, 30 Park Place Chambers’s criminal group provides ‘a Rolls-Royce service’. The team prosecutes and defends in high-profile cases of historic sexual offences, murder, drugs conspiracies and fraud. Recent highlights for the set include appearing in the Operation Ulysses case involving a conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs, including over 20kg of cocaine and heroin. In 2018 Caroline Rees QC took silk and Michael Mather-Lees QC moved to Church Court Chambers.

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