Bethan Rogers maintains a busy Crime practice, and has built a significant reputation in both defence and prosecution work. She is a CPS Grade 3 prosecutor, and is regularly instructed in cases of large scale drug dealing. She is also instructed to advise on pre-charges issues in cases of particular evidential complexity.
She has developed a considerable practice defending in cases involving serious Sexual Offences and cases which require a sensitive approach.
Bethan is a tenacious advocate with notable experience in the examination of vulnerable witnesses. Furthermore, Bethan is regularly instructed to represent those in positions of authority, such as teachers or prison officers.
In addition to this, Bethan is experienced in regulatory matters and Extradition law. She is also very familiar with post-conviction confiscation proceedings including appellate work and applications to vary existing orders, cash seizure and forfeiture and confiscation enforcement.
Bethan has been instructed as disclosure counsel on large scale Fraud and Bribery & Corruption cases with the SFO and murder cases with the NCA. As a result of that work, she was instructed as junior counsel in a SFO prosecution.
Bethan also prosecutes on behalf of the Insolvency Service and the Health & Safety Executive.
Bethan maintains a busy criminal practice, and has built a significant reputation in both defence and prosecution work. She is a Grade 3 prosecutor, and is regularly instructed in cases of large scale drug dealing. She is also instructed to advise on pre charges issues in cases of particular evidential complexity
- R v E (2022) – Instructed in the successful defence of an individual charged with serious sexual offences. Involved cross examination of a vulnerable witness with significant learning disabilities.
- R v F (2019) – Successful in securing an acquittal of a defendant who was running a defence under the Modern Slavery Act.
- R v P (2021) – Secured a suspended sentence of imprisonment for a prison officer who had a sexual relationship with a prisoner.
- R v H (2021) – Instructed to represent a client facing multiple allegations of historical child rape.
- R v W (2021) – Instructed to lead in the successful defence of a client charged with multiple violence offences involving civilians and a police officer. The case involved a significant number of complex arguments regarding abuse of process and disclosure. Unusually, this was the defendant’s third trial in relation to these allegations.
- R v A (2020) – Instructed to represent a defendant charged with multiple allegations of child cruelty and sexual assault of children. This involved the examination of witnesses as young as eight-years-old.
- R v H (2020) – Successfully secured an acquittal of a client charged in a multi-handed case relating to alleged honour based violence and kidnap.
- R v A (2019) – Provided the successful defence of a client alleged to have defrauded parties of extremely high value jewellery and mortgage payments.
- R v G (2019) – Instructed as leading counsel representing the defendant in a multi-handed robbery trial involving firearms. The case involved legal argument regarding the admissibility of evidence relating to gang affiliation.
- R v S (2019) – Secured an acquittal for a client facing several sexual offence charges.
- R v M (2019) – Instructed to represent a client accused of sexual offences against children. The trial involved cross examination of a child with notable neurological issues.
- R v S (2017) – Instructed for the defendant, who was unanimously acquitted of five counts of rape, ten counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of false imprisonment. This case involved a series of complex bad character applications relating to a non-defendant.
- R v T (2017) – Instructed for a client acquitted of multiple counts of historic child sex abuse, dating back 25 years. The case involved third party disclosure applications re Social Services record.
- SBC v O (2017) – Instructed for a client acquitted of multiple counts of fraud by abuse of position, where his co-defendant pleaded guilty to all counts on the day of trial.
- R v K (2016) – Instructed for a defendant acquitted of rape having successfully raised reasonable belief in consent.
- R v F (2015) – Instructed for a client acquitted of multiple rape offences.
- R v AF (2015) – Instructed in a highly-publicised case involving a large number of extremely high value burglaries.
- R v I (2015) – Instructed for a drugs trial that was stopped following a successful submission of no case to answer
- R v M (2015) – Instructed as led junior in a conspiracy to import Class A drugs. The client was the only defendant acquitted.
Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary
Bethan has successfully prosecuted cases on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive and the Insolvency Service. She is on the Grade C panel for the Health & Safety Executive.
- HSE v S and R (2018) – Junior counsel in prosecution of both companies for alleged failure to protect health and safety of employees.
- Direct Access qualified
- Recently completed the Bar Council training on Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses
- Lawyers for Liberty