Peter Rouch KC > Chambers of Christopher Rees > Cardiff, United Kingdom > Barrister Profile

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


Before taking silk in 1996, Peter had a substantial junior criminal practice. Since taking silk, Peter has been constantly involved in handling serious criminal cases ranging from murder (including multiple killings, contract killing and gun crime), serious sexual offences, fraud and regulatory crime. Peter has appeared in court centres in London and throughout England and Wales. April 2014: presently involved defending in a privately-funded 6 month multi-million pound commercial mortgage fraud. Notable recent cases (over last 3 years or so) include: prosecution of Operation Bugs – a local authority (Trading Standards) case concerning a call centre where those involved in establishing, controlling and operating the business were successfully convicted. Defending in a murder case – with suggestions and overtones of Polish ‘Mafia’ connections. Although not involved in the trial, Peter undertook the privately-funded Appeal (successfully) of a solicitor convicted of mortgage fraud. Successfully defended a business man in a privately-funded rape case – which the judge dismissed after cross-examination of the complainant. Defended in Operation Moonshine – a multi-million pound recycling fraud. Defended, on a privately-funded basis, a manager of an international metal business in a Conspiracy case – the case was dismissed at the close of the prosecution. Acted on behalf of a solicitor charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice – and was able to persuade the prosecution to offer no evidence. Defended in Enviroment Agency prosecutions. Acted for a police officer charged with attempt to pervert the course of justice (the Cardiff 3 Case). Case stopped after 6 months due to disclosure submissions. Presently instructed in a number of privately-funded appeals, and in two substantial fraud cases.