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OVERVIEW

Bethan joined chambers in March 2023.

Prior to joining chambers, Bethan worked for 10 years within the Crown Prosecution Service. Having completed pupillage in 2013, Bethan went on to undertake a range of roles within the organisation. This included as a Crown Advocate and as a Senior Crown Prosecutor, focusing particularly on charging decision and the preparation of RASSO cases. The work within the RASSO involved a focus on the importance of third-party disclosure within criminal investigations. 

Bethan also worked as a District Crown Prosecutor within the Crown Prosecution Service, having responsibility for the work of the prosecutors within the Crown Court Team as well the RASSO team thereafter.  
Bethan is a grade 3 prosecutor and regularly prosecutes and defe
nds in the Crown Court.

NOTABLE CASES

GENERAL CRIME

R v C, Newport Crown Court (2023)

Prosecuted a trial involving allegations of domestic violence.

 

R v B, Newport Crown Court 2024

Prosecuted a trial involving non-fatal strangulation, securing a conviction in a count which was a victimless prosecution.

 

DRUGS OFFENCES

R v M, Cardiff Crown Court (2023)

Prosecuted a trial involving allegations of importation of GBL. Case involved evidence from border force workers, financial data, text messages and correspondence with companies based within the EU to import the drug.

 

R v B, Newport Crown Court (2023)

Prosecuted a trial involving supply of cocaine and heroin. Case involved expert evidence from drug expert and analysis of mobile telephone evidence.

 

SEXUAL OFFENCES

R v H, Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court (2023)

Defended in a trial involving allegations of attempt rape and sexual assault.

 

R v S, Swansea Crown Court (2023)

Prosecuted in a trial involving allegations of sexual assault.

 

R v S, Swansea Crown Court (2023)

Prosecuted in a trial involving allegations of assault by penetration. Case involved the issue of involuntary intoxication due to spiking.

TERRORISM


R v P, Bristol Crown Court (2023 ongoing)
Instructed as junior to defend in a case involving allegations of possession of a document or record of use to a terrorist and dissemination of a terrorist publication.

 

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Bethan Evans

PRACTICE AREAS

All areas of General Crime

APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor

Gray's Inn

 

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:

Email: clerks@apexchambers.net

Phone: 02920 23 2032

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