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Chambers of Christopher Rees
Apex Chambers
32 Park Place
CF10 3BA
United Kingdom

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
Clerk Nadia Brown
Fees Clerk Bethan Kemp
Listing Clerk Alex Jordan Williams
Listing Clerk Cerys Tanner
Member of Chambers REES, Christopher (1996)
Member of Chambers REES KC, 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 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 Davies Hywel (2017)
Member of Chambers Evans Bethan (2011)
Member of Chambers Baker Harry (1992)
Member of Chambers Friedman Hannah (2021)
Member of Chambers Mcquillan-Johnson Ross (2021)
Member of Chambers Jermin Emily (2020)
Member of Chambers * Door Tenants
Member of Chambers AUSTIN, Jonathan*
Member of Chambers AP MIHANGEL, Sion*
Member of Chambers ROUCH KC, Peter (1972)*
Member of Chambers Wyeth KC, Mark (1983)*
Photo Name Position Profile
Andrew Davies photo Andrew Davies Andrew’s early practice was in civil law, and he has retained a…
Tim Evans photo Tim Evans Serious crime, particularly serious fraud and confiscation work, regulatory work. Important cases…
Susan Ferrier photo Susan Ferrier Susan practises in all types of cases involving serious crime, and has…
Nicholas Gedge photo Nicholas Gedge Criminal law: defence and prosecution (CPS grade 4 prosecutor and member of…
Alexander Greenwood photo Alexander Greenwood Alex specialises in regulatory prosecutions and criminal law and was formerly a…
Rebecca Griffiths (née Oakley) photo Rebecca Griffiths (née Oakley) Current Appointments Disability Qualified Member, Social Entitlement TribunalList B Specialist Regulatory Advocate,…
Nicola Harris photo Nicola Harris After pupillage in specialised criminal sets in London, Nicola moved to Cardiff.…
Joanna James photo Joanna James All areas of criminal law and regulatory crime, both prosecuting and defending.…
Andrew Kendall photo Andrew Kendall Andrew has a broad range of experience both prosecuting and defending criminal…
Kathryn Lane photo Miss Kathryn Lane Barrister
Tim Naylor photo Tim Naylor Criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law practitioner. Tim is regularly instructed to prosecute…
Jonathan Elystan Rees photo Jonathan Elystan Rees Specialist criminal advocate with particular experience in fraud, corporate crime, money laundering,…
Lee Reynolds photo Lee Reynolds Lee was called to the Bar in 2002. He specialises in regulatory…
Peter Rouch photo Peter Rouch Before taking silk in 1996, Peter had a substantial junior criminal practice.…
John Ryan photo John Ryan
Ruth Smith photo Ruth Smith Ruth is a specialist criminal advocate and member of the Criminal Bar…
Clare Wilks photo Clare Wilks Clare Wilks is a level 4 CPS panel advocate and is on…