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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.
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.