Andrew Kendall > Chambers of Christopher Rees > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Rees
Apex Chambers
32 Park Place
CARDIFF
CF10 3BA
Wales

Position

Andrew has a broad range of experience both prosecuting and defending criminal cases. Andrew has prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service and for various local authorities, dealing with a range of offences from sexual, violent and dishonest offences, to proceedings brought under the Social Security Administration Act 1992. Andrew also has experience both defending and prosecuting cases involving breaches of and appeals against noise abatement notices, anti-social behaviour order applications, trading standards and appeals against the revocation of taxi licences. Andrew has represented defendants appealing against destruction orders made under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, in appeals against conviction and sentence and also in trials in Magistrates’ Courts. Andrew frequently appears in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Courts and has conducted a range of hearings from bad character and bail applications to sentencing hearings and multi-day trials.

Career

Called 2010; The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Andrew graduated from Cardiff University in 2009, having obtained an upper second class honours degree in law and French. Andrew studied law at l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne during the course of his degree and speaks French fluently. Prior to commencing his pupillage at Apex Chambers, Andrew spent time at the Gulf Region Advocacy Center in Houston, Texas providing assistance to individuals awaiting execution on death row. Andrew has also worked as an appropriate adult for HAFAL and as a paralegal for both DAC Beachcroft and AXA Insurance. Andrew’s pupil supervisors were John Ryan and Lucy Crowther.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Grade 1 Prosecutor; member of the Criminal Bar Association.

Education

Cyfarthfa High School; Cardiff University (Law and French, 2.1 (Hons)); Cardiff Law School (Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent).

Leisure

Andrew is a lifelong supporter of Manchester United and enjoys both playing and watching football. Andrew also takes pleasure in going to the cinema and reading a variety of books, one of his favourites being ‘A Game of Thrones’ by George R. R. Martin.