Rebecca combines a friendly manner with a robust approach, being well-known for her strong work ethic and attention to detail.
She is passionate about ensuring access to justice for all and as such 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.
General Crime, Disciplinary and Regulatory Law
With extensive experience prosecuting and defending the most serious fraud, sex, violence and other criminal offences, Rebecca’s work includes advising and representing lay and professional clients, companies and police officers, including in relation to applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Rebecca has a special interest in the field of regulatory law. She advises and represents individuals, companies and various 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 the (then) Environment Agency. Rebecca will also provide training for regulatory lawyers, advising on areas such as recent legal developments.
Rebecca’s experience includes the following areas of regulatory law:
• Health & Safety
• Trading Standards
• Dangerous Buildings
• Town & Country Planning
• Food Hygiene & Safety
• Animal Health
• Tobacco Sales
• Corporate and tax fraud, false accounting and VAT evasion
• Proceeds of Crime and Confiscation
• Taxi and Hackney Carriage licences
Rebecca represents professional clients in various internal disciplinary and Fitness to Practice proceedings, such as Social Care Wales Tribunals.
• 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.
• 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.
• Junior in several complex cases, including: Operation Texas (a large-scale drugs conspiracy); Operation Evasive (environmental offences); Operation Rhino (police misconduct).
Outside the law, Rebecca’s interests include church, sport, travel and photography.
Rebecca Griffiths née Oakley
Welsh Government Panel of Approved Counsel A Panel
List B Specialist Regulatory Advocate, Health and Safety and Environmental Law
Level 3 Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service
Rape Panel, Crown Prosecution Service
APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS
First-Tier Tribunal Judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber
Selected for the inaugural Bar Council Leadership Programme, 2020-2021
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Criminal Bar Association