Robert Buckland MP QC > Chambers of Christopher Rees > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Robert is a Grade 4 Prosecutor. Robert has maintained a lively defence practice, acting as leading junior on several occasions in recent years. Called Inner Temple 1991. He was appointed a recorder in 2009 and elected as the MP for Swindon South in 2010. He was a pupil and tenant at Iscoed Chambers, Swansea, where he practised in General Common Law with a heavy emphasis on criminal work until 1999. In that year, he moved to Cardiff, specialising in crime and confiscation proceedings. Robert has been a member of the attorney general’s panel of junior Crown Counsel for the Wales and Chester Circuit since 1999, and in 2006 was appointed to the ‘A’ list of junior Crown Counsel for Circuit. Robert has now been appointed as the Solicitor General. Robert writes regular articles for the ‘Solicitors Journal’ and has been invited to lecture by the Law Society of Wales on several occasions, dealing with topics such as criminal procedure and planning enforcement proceedings. In Parliament, Robert has led campaigns on reform of the criminal law of stalking and harassment and is leading a campaign to update the criminal law of child neglect.

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association.

Education

Durham (BA (Hons) Law).