Head of the Crime Team: Caroline Rees KC
Click below for members of our Crime team who offer advice & advocacy in the following areas:
Members of our team regularly appear in some of the most high profile and complex cases across Wales. The experience and quality of the criminal law practitioners at 30 Park Place has been consistently recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 directories. All serious and complicated areas of work such as homicide, serious fraud, confiscation proceedings, serious sexual offences and large-scale drug conspiracies are handled.
In addition to providing a comprehensive service across the Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts the team also possess significant appellate experience with members of the team conducting cases all the way through to the Supreme Court. Whilst the focus of the team is on the Welsh Circuit members often appear in cases across the United Kingdom in order to meet the expectations and requirements of our professional clients.
We are committed to the development of team members and the legal profession as a whole and provide training and lectures on all aspects of criminal law. The strength and expertise of our Crime team is demonstrated by the fact that since 1990 twelve members have been awarded Silk and numerous former members have received judicial appointments.
The team and our clerks aim to provide a dedicated, efficient and professional service regardless of the size or nature of the case. We strive to provide consistency of representation wherever possible.
30 Park Place Chambers is a ‘well established set offering strength in depth in all aspects of criminal law‘. Recent areas of instruction for the team include large-scale drugs conspiracies, serious and historic sexual offences and multi-defendant homicide cases. Caroline Rees KC is a ‘talented advocate‘, and recently prosecuted a man who received a six-year sentence for the gross negligence manslaughter of his partner following consensual sexual activity involving bondage. Nigel Fryer ‘s recent practice involves historic sexual abuse allegations, while Andrew Jones has a strong practice in large-scale drug trafficking matters. - Legal 500, 2023