Edward Rees QC is a highly regarded criminal defender regularly listed in the directories.
"leaves no stone unturned" Legal 500 2012 “Always totally committed, brilliantly prepared, and just doesn’t give in; A real fighter/an impassioned speech maker" (Chambers & Partners); 'Highly Recommended' (Legal Experts Directory).
He specialises in homicide, public order and mental health cases and has a particular expertise in fraud, money laundering, insider trading and asset recovery law.
He regularly chairs Butterworth's Asset Recovery Conferences. He was formerly a member of the advisory panel to the Law Commission and is an Honorary Fellow of the School of Law, Kent University.
Safi – acted the family of a young mentally ill asylum applicant who drowned in the Thames following his release from a police station in which issues arose as to whether there were systematic shortcomings in the assessment of self-harm risks..
Killen – acted for a young man who fatally stabbed a mentally disordered individual as he himself was in the process of fatally stabbing the young man’s mother.. Issues as to whether the mentally disordered person had been discharged prematurely from a local hospital.
Member of Bar Council (1997/9)
Member of Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee (1997/9)
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