Apex Chambers

 Apex was set up in 2007 as a specialist set providing real expertise in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law. Apex is


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.


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.


"Apex Chambers houses a strong bench of criminal barristers who both prosecute and defend in serious criminal cases. Members are noted for their expertise in matters relating to historical sex abuse, murder, and large-scale conspiracies to import or supply drugs. The set is also regularly instructed in fraud and dishonesty cases concerning blackmail, banking frauds and high-value thefts."

Chambers and Partners (2020)

"Apex Chambers is home to a strong contingent of criminal advocates, with members appearing in some of the region's most notable cases for all parties. Of recent note, Christopher Rees defended former Commonwealth Games swimmer Otto Putland, who was acquitted of rape."

Legal 500 (2019)

Regulatory and Complaints Information

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Equality and Diversity

Apex Chambers is committed to the Bar Council Equality Code. Learn more about our key provisions and data below.