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9 Park Place Offices
9 Park Place
9-10 PARK PLACE
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Barrister focusing on all aspects of criminal law, including regulatory crime with particular experience in defending prosecutions brought by the environment agency. Head of the criminal team at 9 Park Place. Recent cases include: Environment Agency v Christopher Morgan (appearing for the defendant in disputed POCA application in relation to an illegal waste site), the Court of Appeal decision is reported at  EWCA Crim 1307; Environment Agency v Siteserv Ltd and Phillip England (successful defence of company director accused of illegal tipping on farmland); R v Christopher Surman and Others (leading the prosecution of 9 defendants accused of conspiring to defraud mobile phone customers by offering worthless insurance contracts); R v Jason Casanova (defending the leading defendant in a conspiracy to bring cocaine from London to S. Wales); R v Geoffrey Wildy (successful defence of a defendant accused of laundering the proceeds of frauds worth millions of pounds).
Called 1994, Inner Temple.
Criminal Bar Association.
Cardiff-based 9 Park Place is a common law set with expertise across a range of areas, including Chancery, crime, employment, immigration, professional discipline, property, children, and family law. Since the start of the pandemic, a number of chambers’ financial remedy specialists have been conducting and chairing private FDRs. In recent news, David Elias QC began his three-year term as leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit; Cadi Dewi has been appointed a Deputy District Judge; David Evans was appointed a Recorder (Family) on the Wales Circuit. John Hipkin QC has joined the set’s criminal team from Iscoed Chambers, Swansea.