Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers

Year of Call: 2002

INTRODUCTION

Simon is a Criminal specialist. He defends in serious sexual and violent offences and is experienced in questioning vulnerable witnesses. He has defended in a number of large scale drug conspiracies and has experience of dealing with cases that have a substantial volume of material.

Simon is a Category 4 Prosecutor and is on the CPS Panel of Rape Advocates.

Recent cases, both reported and of interest:

Operation Emboss [2018]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with importing cannabis from Holland. He was acquitted following a 5 week trial in Birmingham Crown Court.

R v LB [2018]; Simon appeared on behalf of a tattoo artist charged with sexually assaulting a customer. He was acquitted following trial.

R v PS [2018]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with the historic sexual abuse of his friend’s daughter. He was acquitted following trial.

R v B [2017]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with the historic rape and serious sexual abuse of two sisters. He was acquitted following trial.

R v GF [2017]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with the attempted anal rape of a blind woman in her home. He was acquitted following trial.

Munkley and Roberts [2015]; Simon was led by Andrew Thomas QC in the successful conviction of 2 men for murder involving the use of a knife and a crossbow.

Operation Measure [2015]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in North Wales.

Operation Sift [2015]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs into Telford.

Operation Valgus [2013]; Simon was led by Patrick Harrington QC and Ben Douglas-Jones in prosecuting the largest mortgage fraud ever investigated in England and Wales.

Operation Justice [2012]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs into North Wales.

Operation Thunder [2011]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs into North Wales.

R v R [2011]; Simon was led by Patrick Harrington QC in defending a man charged with murder. The prosecution offered no evidence on the morning of trial and a not guilty verdict was returned. Simon had obtained bail for the Defendant during the proceedings.

R v C [2010]; Simon was led by Patrick Harrington QC in defending a 17 year old youth charged with murder. He was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

R v Rhodes [2010]; Simon was led by Simon Medland in the successful prosecution of a man charged with attempted murder. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

Education:

  • University of Wales, Swansea
  • Bar Vocational Course; Manchester Metropolitan University.

Languages:

  • English
  • Welsh

Personal Interests:

  • Fly Fishing and shooting.
  • Simon is a member of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. He holds both a Shotgun and Firearms Certificate.