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Chambers of Christopher Rees
Apex Chambers
CF11 9LJ


Apex is one of Wales’ leading sets, providing specialist expertise in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law.

Apex was set up in 2007 to re-imagine what a provincial chambers could be, with an emphasis on specialisation. It brought together established advocates from Wales and England with a shared commitment to employing the highest level of expertise, the finest advocacy and the greatest determination in client care and service.

Chambers provides advice and assistance across the UK and throughout the criminal process; members regularly advise on the conduct of cases prior to charge and at appellate level. Many members sit as recorders and recently chambers’ success has been rewarded with a Silk appointment and two judicial appointments to the circuit bench.

Types of work undertaken: Members prosecute and defend in all types of serious crime, including serious fraud and large-scale regulatory conspiracies throughout England and Wales. Members of chambers are regularly instructed by the CPS complex crime unit to prosecute the highest profile cases on the Wales circuit. Chambers regularly undertakes criminal and disciplinary work on behalf of police officers, including extensive experience in the Police Appeals Tribunal. Members also act for doctors and sportspeople in tribunals, and some barristers have developed an associated specialism in employment law.

Chambers has traditionally had strong ties representing and advising local authorities throughout Wales. In recent years, chambers has built upon this foundation and strengthened links with authorities throughout England. Chambers provides a comprehensive service to local authorities, including extensive and highly regarded training for officers and lawyers enforcing regulatory law. Members of chambers have also advised upon legislation in the National Assembly on behalf of consumer organisations such as Consumer Focus (Wales).

Members of chambers are on the HSE list of approved prosecutors, and are panel members appointed to provide specialist legal advocacy and advisory work for the Welsh government.

Members of chambers also prosecute on behalf of the illegal money lending unit and Natural Resources Wales. Many such cases also involve confiscation proceedings for very significant sums under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Members of chambers are able to conduct public access work in their areas of specalism.

Chambers prides itself on a flexible approach to working arrangements to suit the client, and is gearing up for the changes set to affect the legal market place.

Please contact the clerks to discuss tailored packages for all public access work, including cradle-to-grave prosecutions or defence work.


Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Craig Mansfield
First clerk Nadia Brown
Clerk Sandra Harvey
Clerk Rosemary Regan
Clerk Cerys Tanner
Member of Chambers REES, Christopher (1996)
Member of Chambers REES QC, Jonathan (2000)
Member of Chambers JONES, Nick Gareth (1970)
Member of Chambers LEWIS, Marian (1970)
Member of Chambers EVANS, Tim (1984)
Member of Chambers FERRIER, Susan (1985)
Member of Chambers TAYLOR, Andrew (1985)
Member of Chambers SMITH, Ruth (1987)
Member of Chambers DAVIES, Andrew (1992)
Member of Chambers HARRIS, Nicola (1992)*
Member of Chambers RYAN, John (1997)
Member of Chambers CROWTHER, Lucy (1999)
Member of Chambers WILKS, Clare (2000)
Member of Chambers GEDGE, Nicholas (2000)
Member of Chambers GREENWOOD, Alexander (2002)
Member of Chambers REYNOLDS, Lee (2002)
Member of Chambers GRIFFITHS, Rebecca (2005)
Member of Chambers SALMMAN, Hashim (2005)
Member of Chambers JAMES, Joanna*(2008)
Member of Chambers WYNN MORGAN, Lowri (2010)
Member of Chambers KENDALL, Andrew (2010)
Member of Chambers LANE, Kathryn (2013)
Member of Chambers RUTTER, Rosamund (2013)
Member of Chambers YEO, Jenny (1984)
Member of Chambers HARRIS, Emma (2008)
Member of Chambers EVANS, Christopher (2011)
Member of Chambers STROBL, Nik (2014)
Member of Chambers JACKSON, Abigail (2017)
Member of Chambers SMITH-HIGGINS, Martha (2018)
Member of Chambers AUSTIN, Jonathan*
Member of Chambers AP MIHANGEL, Sion*
Member of Chambers ROUCH QC, Peter (1972)*
Member of Chambers Wyeth QC, Mark (1983)*
* Door Tenants
Photo Name Position Profile
 Robert Buckland MP QC photo Robert Buckland MP QC
 Lucy Crowther  photo Lucy Crowther
 Andrew Davies  photo Andrew Davies
 Tim Evans  photo Tim Evans
 Susan Ferrier  photo Susan Ferrier
 Nicholas Gedge  photo Nicholas Gedge
 Alexander Greenwood  photo Alexander Greenwood
 Rebecca Griffiths (née Oakley)  photo Rebecca Griffiths (née Oakley)
 Nicola Harris  photo Nicola Harris
 Joanna James  photo Joanna James
 Andrew Kendall  photo Andrew Kendall
Miss Kathryn Lane  photo Miss Kathryn Lane
 Tim Naylor  photo Tim Naylor
 Christopher Rees  photo Christopher Rees
 Jonathan Elystan Rees  photo Jonathan Elystan Rees
 Lee Reynolds  photo Lee Reynolds
 Peter Rouch QC photo Peter Rouch QC
 John Ryan  photo John Ryan
 Ruth Smith  photo Ruth Smith
 Clare Wilks  photo Clare Wilks