Tim Evans > Chambers of Christopher Rees > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Serious crime, particularly serious fraud and confiscation work, regulatory work. Important cases have included: R v Silcox (the successful defence, as a leading junior, of a Newport businessman charged with importation of £30m worth of cocaine); R v Rodda (the successful prosecution of a father for the murder of one child and attempted murder of another, the case involving 22 experts in many medical fields and going to an unsuccessful defence appeal after the ease of Cannings and publicity about Sir Roy Meadow); DTI v Fullerlove (the highly-publicised defence of a world-renowned boat builder charged with many millions of pounds of fraudulent trading); SFO v Staines (the successful defence of a Bristol solicitor charged with a 4 million pound legal aid fraud); R v Probert and others (the successful prosecution of a five man identity banking fraud involving over 100 bank accounts and many hundreds of thousands of pounds); R v Kirkham (the successful prosecution of a man for the killing of his wife in front of their 10 year old daughter, who had to give evidence over video link at trial. A tragic and highly sensitive case); SFQ v Raven (the successful defence of one of five men charged with a £250m ‘Ponzi’ investment fund fraud involving over 130 companies spread over 66 countries), The papers in the case numbered well over a million. Tim is a grade 4 Prosecutor.

Career

Called 1984; Gray’s Inn. A qualified advocacy trainer, and course director of the Wales and Chester Circuit Compulsory Pupil Advocacy Course for three years. Director of Apex Legal Ltd.

Languages

Rudimentary Welsh and French.

Memberships

Appointed to committee of the Bar set up to develop and deliver courses on the Human Rights Act. Appointed a legal chairman of the Welsh Assembly Appeals Panel for Farmers. Criminal Bar Association.

Education

Llanedeyrn High School; University of Nottingham (1980 LLB Hons); Inns of Court School of Law (1984).

Leisure

Writing music, fishing and gardening.