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30 Park Place

Crime

3 ranked barristersBand 1Wales & Chester (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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30 Park Place is a prominent set on the Wales & Chester Circuit with notable strength in high-profile criminal matters. Its barristers regularly act in cases relating to murder charges and sexual offences, and have particular experience of dealing with vulnerable and young defendants. The chambers also maintains a strong appellate practice, and its barristers regularly appear in cases before the Supreme Court. Recent work handled by the set includes R v Clifford, an eight-handed murder case which garnered significant media attention.

Client service:

"The criminal clerks are very professional and efficient." Phillip Griffith is the senior clerk and Tony Naylon is the deputy senior clerk and lead criminal clerk.

Strengths:

Caroline Rees QC
A highly regarded prosecution and defence barrister who has particular experience of acting in cases involving sexual abuse. Many of her cases arise from historical accusations, deal with multiple complainants or concern the trafficking of people for sexual exploitation. She is particularly adept at handling matters involving young and vulnerable witnesses. She also acts in homicide and drug conspiracy cases.
"An exceptionally strong cross-examiner. She really gets to the issues quickly and she's effective in front of the jury." "She doesn't miss a trick. She is thorough, well prepared and she understands how sex crimes are handled."
Recent work: Instructed as lead counsel in a multi-handed murder case, successfully representing a young, vulnerable defendant with complex communications needs.

Strengths:

Christian Jowett
A respected junior with a strong regulatory and criminal practice. He regularly handles complex fraud as well as health and safety cases. He is also well versed in criminal matters involving an environment angle.
"He is good in complex and intricate cases. He puts an enormous amount of preparation into his work."

Strengths:

Julia Cox
A well-regarded junior who is often called upon to act for both the prosecution and the defence in criminal matters. She offers notable experience acting in cases concerning historic sexual abuse and homicide.
"I cannot remember coming across such an unbelievably hardworking and organised junior. Her client skills and quick understanding of the issues of the case are impressive." "She has lovely presentation skills and she will argue a point with tenacity."

Crime Department

30 Park Place

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30 Park Place

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

UK

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Silks (QC)

Wales & Chester (Bar)

Crime


Caroline Rees QC
Band 2

Juniors

Wales & Chester (Bar)

Crime


Christian Jowett
Band 3
Julia Cox
Band 3