We have brought together skilled advocates with established practices.

Apex was set up in 2007 as a specialist set providing real expertise in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law. It brought together established barristers with a shared commitment to providing the finest advocacy, the highest level of expertise, and the greatest determination in client care and service.

We provide advice and representation across the UK and throughout the criminal or disciplinary process. Our barristers regularly advise on cases prior to charge through to appellate level.

Assistance and representation is also provided for judicial review, stated cases in the Divisional Court and civil remedies.

Significant time and resources have been invested in restructuring the way we deliver legal services. We understand that clients want easy access to expert advice and advocacy with clear costings. We provide clients with a range of funding options, including the option of fixed prices (as opposed to charging by the hour) giving budgetary confidence.

How we work
To ensure we can provide the best legal advice and advocacy at affordable prices we keep our overheads low. We use effective technology systems to allow our teams to work flexibly and efficiently, we do not have extravagant premises, nor an expensive traditional partner model to support.

We can help you whether you are charged with a multi-million pound fraud, historic sexual abuse, unlawful violence, a trading standards offence, trade mark or copyright dispute, professional discipline offence, through to a motoring offence.

Appointments
The success of Apex Chambers is reflected by appointments:-

Chambers would like to congratulate David Webster upon his appointment as a District Judge.

Chambers would like to congratulate Jeremy Jenkins upon his appointment to the Circuit Bench. HHJ Jeremy Jenkins will be sitting at Cardiff Crown Court.

Chambers would like to congratulate Lucy Crowther on her appointment as a Recorder.

Mr. Robert Buckland QC, MP, took silk in 2014, and became Solicitor General for England and Wales in 2014.

HHJ Daniel Willliams, one of our founder members, was appointed a Recorder in 2009 and appointed as a Circuit Judge in 2012.

HHJ Tom Crowther QC, another founder member, was appointed a Recorder in 2009, took silk in 2013, and was appointed as a Circuit Judge in July 2013.

Mr. Jeremy Jenkins was appointed a Recorder in 2008.

Mr. John Ryan was appointed Assistant Coroner in 2008.

Recent cases of note:
Operation Dino [2014/15] a very large ‘Cash for Crash’ conspiracy involving 87 defendants.

Operation Cannister [2013]: a major fraud case concerning the nationwide selling of bogus mobile phone insurance policies from a ‘boiler room’ cold calling centre.

R v Eric Evans & others [2013]: after five days of legal submissions, Mr Justice Hickinbottom dismissed a charge of conspiracy to defraud against six defendants in a commercial transaction worth £170m.

Operation Bugs [2013]: the largest prosecution brought by a Welsh local authority. The case involved the successful prosecution of a conspiracy to defraud, involving call centres falsely claiming to represent SKY television.

R v Cairns and others [2013]: Lord Justice Leveson presided in a guideline authority restating the principles in respect of the court’s approach to basis of pleas.

R v P (R) [2013]: appeal against conviction regarding cross-examination on and the meaning of sexual behaviour.

R v Cornelius [2012]: appeal against conviction for a solicitor charged with fraud. The case concerned the Ghosh test, attempts; bridging loans; buy-to-let lending; certificates; conveyancing; declarations of trust; freedom from encumbrances; mortgages; mortgagors; title to land, dishonesty; and false representations.

R v Morganite Electrical Carbon Ltd [2013]: on behalf of the HSE, prosecuting a company following the fatal crushing of a non-employee involved in unloading goods at its site.

R v Nolan Recycling Ltd [2013]: on behalf of the HSE, prosecuting a company following the fatal crushing of an employee by a lorry while working on site.

R v Duggan [2013]: one of the first prosecutions under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 of a banned practice of a pyramid selling Scheme.

R v Richards and Hope [2013]: high-profile murder case lasting six-months, involving the contract killing of a young man in Cardiff.