Heath Edwards > Chambers of Paul Hopkins KC > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Paul Hopkins KC
9 Park Place
CF10 3DP


An experienced specialist criminal advocate with a practice focusing on defending and prosecuting cases of the utmost complexity and seriousness. Conducting cases frequently involving the use of forensic accountants and the analysis of digital and telecommunications evidence (including computer, telephone and cell site analysis). Appearing to defend in the Court of Appeal in R v Ali (cold case murder referred by the Criminal Cases Review Commission), appearing in the Crown Court in R v Braddon (murder), R v Sheldon (rape), R v Phillips (Operation Dino a multi-handed insurance fraud) and R v Sweetman (multi-handed drugs conspiracy). Appearing to prosecute Operations Michigan, Versailles and Fairmont (multi-handed drug conspiracies with in excess of 100 defendants) and Operation Barcelona (multi-handed fraud). Regularly appears to defend and prosecute complex disclosure, restraint and confiscation proceedings.


Called 1996, Gray’s Inn.


Criminal Bar Association.


University of Warwick (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Heath Edwards9 Park Place

The crime team at 9 Park Place has expertise in prosecuting and defending across a wide range of serious work, with a recent increase in cases involving serious sexual offences and homicide. Heath Edwards is a key name for handling complex multi-handed drug trafficking and money laundering work. Matthew Cobbe has a solid track record in prosecuting allegations of rape, and Owen Williams ‘ recent work involves prosecuting and defending in homicide cases.