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

Chambers of Paul Hopkins QC
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 PlaceHe has an excellent way with the clients and is instantly able to put them at ease even in serious cases.

Members of 9 Park Place offer a team of professionals comfortable and adept in both prosecution and defence, with barristers regularly instructed in serious homicide, manslaughter, serious sexual offences, and high-profile drug trafficking work. Heath Edwards and Matthew Cobbe recent instructions include the latter. Owen Williams is also a name of note, with a recent instructions as leading junior including acting for the defence in multi-handed attempted murder using a sawn-off shotgun.