The Crime@30 team is one of the strongest and most experienced on the Welsh Circuit. The team handles both prosecution and defence work at all levels of complexity. We are committed to delivering a comprehensive and specialist service in the field of criminal law to all our professional and lay clients.
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. 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 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.
Considered to be one of the leading criminal sets in South Wales, 30 Park Place Chambers crime team are regularly instructed in some of the region's high-profile and complex cases. Experience of the members stretches all serious areas of work such as homicide, serious fraud, large-scale drug conspiracies, serious sexual offences and confiscation proceedings. Andrew Jones and Nigel Fryer's recent practice involve large-scale drug trafficking matters, while Caroline Rees QC, Julia Cox, and Claire Pickthall have a strong practice in cases involving serious and historic sexual abuse allegations. - Legal 500, 2022
'Considered one of the leading sets for criminal work in Wales, 30 Park Place Chambers's members are sought-after for the most complicated and complex of cases including homicide, serious fraud, substantial drug cases, serious sexual offences as well as proceeds of crime matters. In one matter, Nigel Fryer represented a man who was acquitted of grievous bodily harm and wounding on his partner; part of the defence case suggested the injuries were self-inflicted during "rough sex"' - Legal 500, 2021
'30 Park Place Chambers is one of the premier sets for criminal work in South Wales, with particular specialisms in serious sexual offences, drug-related and violent crimes. Sexual offences specialist Caroline Rees QC recently led for the prosecution of married couple Peter and Avril Griffiths, dubbed the "Fred and Rosemary West of Barry" by the media, who were convicted of the rape and grooming of teenage girls over three decades.' - Legal 500, 2020