Christian Jowett > Chambers of Ruth Henke KC > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ruth Henke KC
30 Park Place Chambers
30 PARK PLACE
CARDIFF
CF10 3BS
Wales
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Position

Christian’s core specialisms lie in fraud, environmental and regulatory law (and the interface between their criminal and civil elements), and also in administrative law (focused on immigration and asylum law and environmental law).

Christian’s criminal practice focuses on fraud, environmental and regulatory law. With a multi-disciplinary background, Christian has a particular interest in subsidiary confiscation and asset recovery under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the related areas of property and chancery law with which it interacts, including matrimonial and cohabitee finance, inheritance, and insolvency. His practice is best represented by R v Morgan [2013] EWCA Crim. 1307, [2014] 1 All E.R. 1208, [2014] Env.L.R. 5, [2013] Lloyd’s Rep FC 655, an appeal arising from an environmental prosecution, which concerned the interface between criminal confiscation, environmental regulation, landfill tax and the effect of Article 1, Protocol 1 to the ECHR. He appears not only in the criminal courts in relation to such matters, but also the County Court, High Court, and related Tribunals. He also writes, blogs and lectures on the interface between criminal confiscation and other areas of law. He is recommended in the Legal 500 2017 for his criminal law practice as Tier 1.

Christian’s distinct public law practice is immigration and environmental law based. A longstanding member of the Wales Working Party of the UK Environmental Law Association, Christian was elected to its National Council in 2017 with special responsibility for Wales. An experienced practitioner in all aspects of Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights law, he regularly appears before the High Court, and before both tiers of the Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

Career

Call: 1999

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association
  • Revenue Bar Association
  • UK Environmental Law Association (member of the sub-committee of the Wales Working Party)
  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

Education

  • 1999-2000:  LL.M. (Merit) University College London
  • 1998-1999:  Bar Vocational Course; Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent)
  • 1995-1998:  LL.B. (Hons) (IIi) University College London

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Christian Jowett30 Park Place ChambersChristian is very approachable, knowledgeable and reliable. He always provides sound and well considered advice. As an advocate he is assertive, calm and adaptable under pressure.’

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Christian Jowett30 Park Place ChambersHe is meticulous in research and always extremely well prepared for hearings – no stone is left unturned.’

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Christian Jowett30 Park Place Chambers

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Christian Jowett30 Park Place ChambersHe is very approachable, knowledgeable and reliable. An advocate who is assertive, calm and adaptable under pressure.’