Winston Roddick CB QC
Winston has very extensive experience at high level across a number of civil and public law fields including town and country planning, local government, property law and trusts. In the civil and public law fields he has acted for a number of public bodies, statutory authorities and individual litigants in courts and public inquiries. He was a founder member of Ely Place Chambers.
He also has high level experience in criminal cases. He has prosecuted and defended in very serious criminal cases including murder and gross negligence manslaughter cases. His experience as police and crime commissioner, including the appointment of the legally qualified chairs of police disciplinary tribunals, has extended his experience to the governance of an emergency service including police governance and disciplinary matters.
Since his return to chambers in 2016, he has represented a National Park Authority, a defendant in a double murder case and a developer on planning/village green matters.
It was his wide experience in these fields which lead to his appointment as Wales’ first Counsel General (1998). His other ‘firsts’ include Honorary Recorder of Caernarfon (2009), Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales (2013 -16) and independent chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners for England and Wales (2015 -16). He has sat as a Recorder of the Crown Court for a number of years.
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