Jonathan Rees QC

Jonathan Rees QC

"Dedicated, thoughtful and thorough, his deadly skill is masked by a self-deprecating and modest style which is very attractive to juries."

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1987 QC: 2010
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Criminal Prosecution - Public

During his time as senior treasury counsel at the Old Bailey, Jonathan Rees QC established himself as a leading prosecutor and was involved in many cases that attracted national media attention.

Since relinquishing his position as treasury counsel, Jonathan remains in demand to prosecute the most difficult and challenging cases. His expertise extends to fraud and he is currently instructed by the SFO to advise in respect of an ongoing investigation.

Most recent cases:

Regina v Damon Smith

Prosecution of student with Asperger’s who built home made bomb and planted it on a Jubilee Line train.

Regina v Rolf Harris

Prosecution of celebrity entertainer in respect of historic allegations of sexual abuse against young girls/

Regina v Stephen Port

Prosecution of ‘Grindr’ serial sex killer who murdered four young gay men in Barking by giving them fatal doses of date-rape drug GHB in order to have sexual intercourse with them while they were unconscious.

Regina v Honey Rose

The first ever optometrist for gross negligence manslaughter in respect of a failure to identify a life-threatening condition during routine eye appointment.

Regina v Muhiddin Mire

Prosecution of Somali Muslim with mental health problems for random ‘terrorist’ knife attack on members of the public at Leytonstone station.

Regina v Claire Darbyshire

Prosecution of transgender male for murder (mercy killing) of his disabled father.

Regina v Leslie Cooper and Khalid Rashad

Prosecution of former soldier and Islamic community leader for assassination of Syrian cleric with Mach-10.

Regina v Nicholas Salvadore

Prosecution of schizophrenic who beheaded elderly female with a machete during a psychotic rampage captured on CCTV.

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