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OVERVIEW

 

CRIME 

Lowri both prosecutes and defends in jury trials, appeals and committals for sentence in matters including fraud, serious assaults, child abuse cases, rape and indecency cases, as well as burglaries, driving offences and offences of a regulatory nature.

She has been instructed as junior counsel by the Complex Case Unit in three cases of conspiracy and by the Serious Sex Unit in a case of historic child sex abuse. 

EMPLOYMENT

Lowri regularly appears on behalf of Claimants and Respondents at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal in contested hearings relating to such issues as Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination, Breach of Contract, Unlawful Deductions of Wages, cases relating to the Statutory Minimum Wage, Whistleblowing and has successfully argued Costs applications. 

NOTABLE CASES

Fraud / Multi-handed Prosecutions

Operation Cloudy Skies

Prosecution of a multi handed, multi claim cash for crash – Newport Crown Court


Operation Azure / R v Pickering and Others, Swansea Crown Court. 

Junior counsel to Mr Carl Harrison in a multi-handed mortgage fraud 

Rape and Child Abuse
R v Ziani and Ziani – Cardiff Crown Court 

Junior Counsel where the complainant alleged that she had been abused as a child by her maternal aunt and uncle. The Defendants were charged on an indictment containing 27 counts of sexual abuse. The complainant’s allegation was that the abuse was violent, and that she was penetrated by objects and weapons. 

 

 

Serious Violence

R v Abbigail Thomas, Cardiff Crown Court – Defending 

The Defendant was charged with Violent Disorder, with six co-defendants. Following a late guilty plea, successful mitigation on her behalf, ensured that whilst the co-defendants received custodial sentences, the defendant received a conditional discharge. 

R v Mihaj Minjan Miah, Cardiff Crown Court – Defending 

The Defendant was charged together with two others. He and one of his co-defendants were jointly charged with and offence contrary to section 18 of the Offences Against the Persons Act, where the Defendant struck the complainant several times to the head with a hammer, and stabbed him to the arm. 

 

 

Trials involving child victims
R v Robert Anthony Bispham, Newport Crown Court – Defending 

The Defendant was charged with one count of indecent assault. He was a teacher at a local secondary school, and the complainant was a pupil of his. The complainant was 13 years old, as were two friends of hers who also gave evidence for the Crown, which required them to give evidence via the video link, and questioning in accordance with the guidance set out in the Advocates Gateway. The Defendant was acquitted. 

 

 

Drugs 

Operation Bounty – R v Fatos Hasa, Naldi Metaj, Lorenc Hasa, Darden Merdhoqi, Sharif Omar and Egli Faja. 

Junior counsel in a case where the Defendants are charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis 

 

Operation Phobos – R v Begley, Bergamo, Edwards, Kellaway, Lamb, Murphy, Roberts, Sillitoe & Others 

Junior counsel in a case where the Defendants are charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine. 

 

 

Regulatory, Inquiries & Inquests

BSI v Sandra Morgan and William Morgan, Swansea Crown Court 

Prosecuting on behalf of the Department of Innovation and Skills the Defendants were convicted of insolvency fraud. 

WRH v Andrew Morgan, Swansea Crown Court 

Prosecution of a Defendant was charged with defrauding the National Health Service whilst working for them as an accountant. 

Lowri Wynn Morgan

PRACTICE AREAS

General crime

Regulatory offences

Employment law

Inquiries & Inquests

APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

CPS Level 3 Prosecutor

The Honorable Society of Grays Inn

Criminal Bar Association

Employment Law Bar Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit

AWARDS

University of Wales, Aberystwyth Undergraduate Scholarship 2005

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:

Email: clerks@apexchambers.net

Phone: 02920 2023 2032