Christopher Rees

Christopher is a peerless trial advocate, with a pleasing presence in court.

Legal 500

Christopher Rees KC

  • Called in 1997
  • Silk in 2023

Christopher Rees KC is a versatile and well-respected criminal barrister. He has been practising since 1997 and since taking Silk in 2023, Christopher has continued his practice in some of the most high-profile criminal cases on the Wales & Chester Circuit and nationwide.

Christopher has extensive experience in acting in serious and complex crime matters, including murder, fraud and serious sexual offences for both the prosecution and defence. He has acted in high value Proceeds of Crime Act applications both in the Crown Court and High Court. Christopher has successfully represented Defendants in restraint proceedings.

In addition to general criminal law, Christopher specialises in white collar fraud, inquests and regularly appears in regulatory proceedings including police disciplinary matters.

Christopher has been recommended in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for many years. Legal 500 describes Christopher as ‘An extremely talented individual’ and ‘a peerless trial advocate.’ Christopher is also listed as recommended Counsel in Chambers and Partners. Chambers and Partners says “Christopher has a pleasing presence in court”.

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Notable Cases

Operation Arbus
Prosecuted 13 defendants in a complex serious and organised crime case involving offences of kidnapping, blackmail and false imprisonment.

R v Andrew Jones
Represented Defendant in Operation Vermont a massive multi-kilo cocaine conspiracy case. Defendant acquitted after trial.

R v Gavin Lee Price
Represented Defendant in Operation Carina, a multi-kilo Encrochat conspiracy. Defendant acquitted after trial.

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R v Fiteni & ors
Represented defendant in multi-handed murder case. Defendant acquitted of murder, manslaughter and robbery.

R v Anthony Hampton
Represented defendant in a high profile multi-complainant historic sexual abuse case.

R v Euan Peters
Represented defendant in multi-handed murder case involving a killing during the course of an alleged robbery.

R v Hassan & Legall
Successful prosecution of two defendants for attempted murder involving a shooting and machete attack.

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If you would like to instruct Christopher Rees KC or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by Chief Executive/Director of Clerking, Paul Cray. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at

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Appointments & Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Directory Quotes

Christopher is ranked as a leading criminal barrister and now Silk, in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

“Christopher Rees is an exceptional advocate.” Chambers UK, 2024

“Christopher is very assured with sound reasoning and puts clients at ease in conference.” Chambers UK, 2024