Jonathan Elystan Rees

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Practice Areas
General crime, white-collar fraud, disciplinary tribunals (professional and sports)and judicial reviews

Overview
Jonathan is a specialist criminal advocate with particular experience in serious and complex crime. He is instructed regularly in professional and sports disciplinary work, with special expertise in misconduct proceedings held under the Police (Conduct) Regulations and athlete disciplinary hearings held pursuant to the UK Anti-Doping Rules and WADA Code. 


Noteable Cases
Jonathan’s recent cases include: R v Eric Evans & others [2014] (defence junior in SFO prosecution of an alleged £150m conspiracy to defraud relating to opencast coal mining in South Wales, successful dismissal made on the basis no fraud disclosed on the papers); R v Sir Alan Davies & others [2013] (defence junior in alleged £3m conspiracy to defraud relating to a high proifle teacher of a school in North West London – CPS offered no evidence after disclosure failings exposed); Gwent Police Authority v Jenkins [2012] (officer dismissed for gross misconduct successfully reinstated on appeal); R v Lamb & others [2012] (acquittal in £10m mortgage fraud); R v Mouncher & others [2011] (the Lynette White inquiry – UK’s biggest alleged police corruption trial; not guilty verdict); R v Carroll & others [2010] 1 Cr App R (S) 119 and [2012] EWCA Crim 678 (successful prosecution of organized international prostitution ring with £1.9m POCA order); WRU v J & H [2010] (two athletes charged with presence of prohibited substances in an athlete’s sample – charges dismissed); R v Yip [2010] EWCA Crim 1381 (successful appeal – authority on relationship between POCA offences and cheating the public revenue); British Horseracing Authority v S.G. [2009] (successful defence of major racing owner in disciplinary proceedings for alleged betting offences). 

Memberships
Panel A member of the Welsh Government Advocates Panel
Grade 4 CPS advocate and member of the CPS National Serious Crime group and advocate panel
Wales & Chester Circuit representative on the Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee
Member of the Wales & Chester Circuit Management committee
Member of the Fraud Lawyers’ Association
Member of the Medico-Legal Society.