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Rebecca is well-known for her strong work ethic and attention to detail. She can be depended on to combine a comprehensive knowledge of law and procedure with her robust advocacy, clarity in written work, and focus on providing excellent client care.

General Crime


With extensive experience prosecuting and defending the most serious fraud, sex, violence and other criminal offences, Rebecca advises and represents lay and professional clients, companies and police officers, including in relation to applications for judicial review and under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Rebecca also has extensive experience prosecuting and defending in the Youth Court.


Regulatory Law


A significant part of Rebecca’s practice is in the field of regulatory law. She advises and represents individuals, companies and regulatory bodies across all the major disciplines, including acting on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive, the Food Standards Agency, the Department for Trade and Industry, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and a number of local authorities. Rebecca will also provide training for regulatory lawyers, advising on areas such as disclosure and recent legal developments.


Rebecca’s experience includes the following areas of regulatory law:

• Health & Safety, with particular experience in work-related serious injury and death.

• Trading Standards.

• Proceeds of Crime & Confiscation.

• Environmental.

• Dangerous Buildings.

• Town & Country Planning.

• Highways Act / Public Path Orders Regulations.

• Street Works Offences.

• Food Hygiene & Safety.

• Animal Health & Welfare.

• Farmed Animals.

• Illegal Dog Breeding.

• Animal By-Products.

• Tobacco Sales.

• Taxi & Hackney Carriage licences.

• Corporate & Tax Fraud, False Accounting & VAT Evasion.

• Furnishing false or misleading information under various regulations.


Disciplinary Law


Rebecca represents organisations and professional clients in various internal disciplinary and fitness-to-practice proceedings. She is experienced in representing the Care Quality Commission in Social Care Tribunals.


Notable Cases


• HSE v National Grid Electricity Distribution (South Wales) PLC & 4 Power Ltd: prosecuting a work-related serious injury on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive

• HSE v Morganite Electrical Carbon Ltd: prosecuting a work-related death on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive.

• HSE v Nolan Recycling Ltd: prosecuting a work-related death on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive.

• Specialist Medical Transport Ltd v Care Quality Commission.

• Divinus Ltd v Care Quality Commission.

• Operation Actin: prosecuting a 5-handed drugs conspiracy.

• R v Davies, Davies, King and King: prosecuting a four-handed conspiracy to employ illegal immigrants on behalf of the Complex Casework Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service.




• Welsh Government Panel of Approved Counsel: Panel A.

• List B Specialist Regulatory Advocate, Health & Safety & Environmental Law.

• Level 4 Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service.

• Rape Panel, Crown Prosecution Service.

• Serious Crime Panel, Crown Prosecution Service.




• First-Tier Tribunal Judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber, 2019 to current.

• Selected for the Crown Prosecution Service Treasury Counsel Pathway, 2023-2024.

• Founder and current steering group member of AllBar, an organisation supporting disability at the Bar of England and Wales.

• Member of the Disability Panel of the General Council of the Bar.

• Steering Group Member of BLEMI (Barristers with Lived Experience of Mental Illness).

• Founder and current committee member of the Wales & Chester Circuit’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.




• Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).

• Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association (HSLA).

• Criminal Bar Association (CBA).

• Wales & Chester Circuit.

• Gray’s Inn.




• Chair of the Wales & Chester Circuit’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.

• Selected for the inaugural Bar Council Leadership Programme, 2020-2021.

• Disability Expert Tribunal Member, Social Entitlement Chamber, 2013-2018.

• Regional Co-ordinator for the National Citizenship Foundation's Bar Mock Trial Competition, 2013-2017.

• Bar Standards' Board External Examiner for the Bar Professional Training Course, University of West England, 2013-2015.

• Chair, South Wales Lupus Group, 2012-2014.




Outside the law, Rebecca’s interests include church, sport, travel and photography.


Rebecca is passionate about ensuring access to justice for all and will undertake work through the Bar Pro Bono Unit.


Rebecca also has a keen interest in helping the development of the next generation of lawyers and provides support to initiatives with such an aim.

Rebecca Griffiths

Rebecca Griffiths
née Oakley

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