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Due to the ongoing situation of COVID-19 Apex Chambers is following Government and NHS advice and are introducing several measures in order to protect all staff, clients and members.

As from Monday the 23rd March 2020 Apex will be reducing the staffing levels in Chambers to a minimum. Clerks will be working remotely and can access the Chambers Management System and the various portals needed in order to continue to work as normally as possible.  


We would encourage you to please contact us via email please in the in first instance as all clerks have immediate access to email rather than by telephone.


We are reducing the need for a physical presence  to a minimum and where possible all conferences will conducted  by telephone,  please contact chambers if you require Counsel’s telephone number so we can pass on all the relevant contact details.

Members will also be working remotely and will have the same access that they have already so there will be no interruption to their ability to work on cases or be contacted in the usual way.

Members will also attend court in person where necessary for the conduct of your case.

Please be assured we are doing all we can to limit the disruption to as little as possible, please contact Craig Mansfield at or on 07515 146733 should you need any other information or have any concerns.

We are monitoring the ever changing picture very closely and will update you as soon as we are able to do so.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this very difficult time for all of us and stay safe.



We are delighted to be ranked as a "top tier" chambers for criminal law in the new edition of #Legal500. Congratulations to Jonathan Rees QC for his ranking as a Leading Silk and to all of our members ranked as Leading Juniors.


Apex continues to be involved in some of the most high profile, complex and serious matters across England and Wales, both prosecuting and defending.


If you would like to discuss instructing any member of chambers or wish to arrange a training session then please do not hesitate to contact the clerks. #accesstoexcellence


Barrister Alexander Greenwood gives a first-hand account of the first trial to take place in the UK during lockdown and offers some thoughts on how the ‘new normal’ of courtroom procedures could affect trading standards cases.



The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP has been officially sworn in as the new Lord Chancellor.

Mr Buckland is a barrister, having been called in 1991. The Member of Parliament for Swindon South, he previously served as Solicitor General between 2014 and 2019.

He is a member of Apex Chambers.


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In July 2020 the National Crime Agency and police, together with European partners infiltrated an encrypted communication platform known as Encrochat . According to Europol this has led to the seizure of in excess of 10,000 kilos of cocaine alone. The number of arrests in the UK is increasing and the National Crime Agency has already reported nearly 750 arrests. 

The Western Mail reported the impact of the EncroChat infiltration in South Wales:

"Police in Wales have joined colleagues from around Europe in a major operation targeting serious organised crime gangs after the criminals' communications were secretly monitored.

The huge international operation has seen 30 arrests in Wales while more than £2.5m in cash along with in excess of 60kg of cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin with an estimated street value of £6m being seized across the south of the country alone."

Apex Chambers have been instructed in early cases coming before the courts and are able to offer advice if you are effected by the EncroChat hack.  



Well done to all members of Apex who participated in a charity poker night this month hosted by Susan Ferrier. They donated £140 to Crisis to support those in  need this Christmas.


Apex Chambers warmly welcomes Hashim Salmman, Andrew Taylor, Lowri Wynn Morgan and Marian Lewis.

Congratulations also to Abigail Jackson and Martha Smith-Higgins who have both accepted offers of tenancy following their pupillage.


Congratulations to Jonathan Elystan Rees QC who took silk in March 2019.

(Pictured with Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit Paul Hopkins QC)

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