Clare Wilks > Chambers of Christopher Rees > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Clare Wilks is a level 4 CPS panel advocate and is on the panel of rape and serious sexual offences. She deals with serious and historic sexual offences involving multiple Defendants and complainants. She has extensive experience in dealing with cases concerning young and / or vulnerable witnesses and the use of special measures, in particular intermediaries for witnesses and Defendants. Clare also receives instructions for violent offences and drug conspiracies. She has experience of high value Proceeds of Crime cases and is often instructed in cases that attract significant media attention.

A further area of specialisation is police disciplinary work. Clare has represented police officers from different forces including South Wales, Gwent, Avon and Somerset, Dyfed Powys and Wiltshire). She has also represented officers before the Crown Court and the Coroner’s Court.

Career

Call: 2000; Gray’s Inn

  • Sept 2001 – August 2002 – 30 Park Place, Cardiff. 12 months pupillage
  • Sept 2002 – August 2007 Tenant at 33 Park Place, Cardiff
  • August 2007 – to date: Tenant at Apex Chambers, Cardiff

Languages

Advanced Welsh learner.

Education

  • Dwr y felin comprehensive, Neath
  • Cardiff University – LLB
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London – Bar Vocational Course

Leisure

Born 1978; resides Cardiff with husband and baby son.