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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), John Charles Rees QC, Liverpool, ENGLAND

John Charles Rees QC

Tel:
Work 0845 300 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/john-charles-rees-qc/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

John is a Door Tenant at Exchange Chambers.

John specialises in heavy crime focusing particularly on serious fraud. He has taken on HMRC in several MTIC (Missing Trader Intra-Community, also known as ‘carousel fraud’). He has also faced the SFO in serious fraud cases, including “IKEA”, “IMPERIUM CORPORATION” and “R v HUMPHREYS aka WELSH MINING” cases. He has an enviable track record, and is considered a go-to silk for matters of the utmost gravity.

John’s main areas of practice include: serious crime, serious fraud, Regulatory/Compliance, asset forfeiture, terrorism, extradition, and prison law. He has represented several solicitors charged either with defrauding the legal aid fund or private clients, with a 100% success rate. John has also been involved in numerous high profile murder trials.

Career

Called 1972; Silk 1991

Member

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn; Former Chairman of the Trustees and Governors of St John’s College, Cardiff.

Education

Jesus College, Cambridge BA (1st Class) LLB (Public and Private International Law) (1st Class) MA, LLM Russell Vick Prize, McNair Scholar;
Lincoln’s Inn Droop Scholarship, Hardwick Scholarship.
Inns of court.

Leisure

John is the chairman of the Welsh Area Council of the British Boxing Board of Control and the director and steward of the British Boxing Board of Cambridge.

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