Bethan Rogers



Called : 2007


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Bethan practices almost entirely in criminal defence work and appears regularly in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Court. She has particular interest in representing young or vulnerable defendants, especially those with mental health difficulties, and also frequently deals with cases involving vulnerable witnesses. She has been instructed in a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from sexual offences and violence to data protection and ASBOs. In addition, she has built up experience in extradition cases and in POCA proceedings.

Bethan has received praise from the Bench for her skilled arguments and well researched, thorough approach to cases


R v F (2015), Snaresbrook Crown Court - successfully defended client charged with two offences of rape


R v F (2014) (Basildon Crown Court) - highly publicised case involving a series of extremely high value domestic burglaries

R v M (2013) (Sheffield Crown Court) - instructed junior in a conspiracy to import class A drugs trial. Client was the only defendant acquitted.

R v W (2013) (Wood Green Crown Court) - successful appeal against sentence where the defendant was a 14 year old convicted of aggravated burglary.

R v R (2013) (Uxbridge Magistrates' Court) - defended a teacher acquitted after trial for alleged assaults against pupils. Involved cross examination of  a number  of six year old children in accordance with the Court of Appeal guidance on questioning young and vulnerable witnesses.

R v G (2013) (Chelmsford Crown Court) - acquitted after trial for sexual assault

R v C (2013) (Camberwell Youth Court) - successfullly defended in a knifepoint robbery trial. Involved extensive examination of a facial mapping expert.

R v P (2013) (Guildford Crown Court) - acquitted after trial of possesion of a mobile phone found in the defendants cell.

R v O (2012) (Bromley Youth Court) – successfully defended in a multi-handed affray trial.

R v M (2012) (Blackfriars Crown Court) – defendant received a suspended sentence for s. 20 Wounding.

R v A (2012) (Lewes Crown Court) – successfully resisted a bad character application by the Crown. Defendant received a suspended sentence for Possession with Intent to Supply.

R v M (2011) (Harrow Crown Court) – Going equipped.  Crown offered no evidence following successful argument on the day of trial.

R v S (2011) (Isleworth Crown Court) – successfully appealed against the imposition of a football banning order.

ICI v P (2011) (Romford Magistrates’ Court) – defended in one of the first prosecutions brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

R v J (2010) (Hertford Youth Court) – following several legal arguments, defendant acquitted of Actual Bodily Harm.


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