OVERVIEW

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 

Overview

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 contributes actively to a number of relevant initiatives.

 

General Crime

 

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.

 

Disciplinary Law

 

Rebecca represents professional clients in various internal disciplinary and Fitness to Practice proceedings, such as Social Care Wales Tribunals.

 

Regulatory Law

 

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. Rebeca 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

•             Environmental

•             Dangerous Buildings

•             Town & Country Planning

•             Highways

•             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

NOTABLE CASES

•             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

ADVOCACY PANELS

List B Specialist Regulatory Advocate, Health and Safety and Environmental Law

Criminal Law Panel B, Welsh Government

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. delegate

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)

Criminal Bar Association

Gray’s Inn

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:

Email: clerks@apexchambers.net

Phone: 02920 23 2032

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029 2023 2032

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