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30 Park Place continues to prove its strength and reputation as the powerhouse set of barristers in Wales as it receives two Legal 500 2022 award short-listings and becomes the first chambers in Wales to gain the Cyber Essentials Certification – supporting significant procurement opportunities.

The announcements are part of a wider strategy to secure more dynamic opportunities for members and offer a more resilient Bar in Wales.

The Cardiff based set, operating and ranked highly in legal directories across England and Wales has also renewed its community partnership with Legal News Wales for the next 12 months – a partnership that will include a series of Autumn and Winter events for 2022, covering chambers’ full range of specialist practice areas.

Legal 500 Awards Finalists

Chambers’ position as a gateway to work in Wales, that also offers significant opportunities for its members from its client base in England, has been reinforced with two national award short-listings this week.

30 Park Place has been shortlisted for ‘Set outside of London’ in the Legal 500 Awards 2022 and criminal Silk, Caroline Rees QC (this week’s The Times Lawyer of the Week’) has been shortlisted for Criminal and Extradition Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards 2022.

Caroline Rees QC was named The Times Lawyer of the Week (4 July 2022) for her work prosecuting the mother, stepfather and 14-year-old stepbrother of Logan Mwangi, who were all convicted of murdering the five-year-old boy last year. The mother and stepfather were given life sentences of at least 28 and 29 years respectively and the teenager at least 15 years, after the boy’s body was dumped in a nearby river.

The shortlisting announcements land just two months after 30 Park Place was named ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the prestigious Wales Legal Awards 2022.

Cyber secure

As cyber attacks and compliance are a daily concern for instructing clients, and for self-employed barristers, the news that 30 Park Place is the first and currently only barristers’ chambers in Wales to have gained its Cyber Essentials Certification, will offer its clients additional reassurance of full cyber security compliance and data security. For barristers, this means instructions can continue to be accepted from clients that have enhanced  procurement policies and terms.

Chambers is now working towards securing its Cyber Essentials Plus Certification, making it the safest most operationally compliance and secure chambers to work with in Wales.

It’s the people that make the place

30 Park Place has an enviable reputation for delivering outstanding career opportunities for its members, supported by a proactive, engaging and development-focused clerking team.

30 Park Place continues to dominate the Welsh Bar, and is on a campaign to recruit barristers looking to benefit from its position as a ‘gateway to legal work in Wales’  as well as its ability to represent on high profile, high value work across England.

Its recruitment brochure and video interview with counsel highlight the benefits of the collaborative, collegiate approach in chambers as well as the positive impact that its significant profile and client base offers members.

To download a copy of the 30 Park Place recruitment brochure, click here.

A confidential discussion about your future

If you’re looking to elevate your career, look for greater flexibility, access new markets, work with new clients or be part of a dynamic, ambitious chambers with a powerful base in Wales, please contact the Head of Chambers at 30 Park Place, Ruth Henke QC, or Senior Clerk, Phillip Griffiths, for a confidential conversation.

Email Phillip Griffiths or call 02920 727 699.