Rex Tedd QC - Criminal Fraud & Proceeds of Crime
Rex Tedd Q.C. is a senior criminal silk with a nationwide practice and reputation. He took silk in 1993. He was elected Leader of the Midland and Oxford Circuit [1999-2002]. Since 2000, he has been a Deputy High Court Judge, authorised to sit in Queen’s Bench, Chancery and Family Divisions. He has been a Recorder since 1995. He was elected a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple in 2000. A brief summary of his qualifications is at Annex A below.
His principal area of practice in recent years has been heavyweight criminal work.
He has been engaged in numerous corruption cases involving (among others) local authorities, the Co-operative Society, major motor and component manufacturers [including Rolls Royce and Jaguar].
He has been briefed, over many years, in a wide range of fraud cases, including lengthy and complex long firm frauds, mortgage frauds, advance fee frauds, investment scheme frauds, and carousel/MTIC frauds. He has prosecuted, or represented, solicitors, accountants, estate agents and senior business people in such cases.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
(a) King Edward’s School, Birmingham [Foundation Scholar]
(b) Lincoln College, Oxford [M.A., B.C.L.]
(c) Honorary Doctorate, Birmingham City University
Lecturer in Law:-
(a) Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto [1967-1968]
(b) Nottingham University [1968-1971]
(a) Called to the Bar 1970, Inner Temple [Yarborough - Anderson Scholar]
(b) Appointed Queen’s Counsel 1993
(c) Elected Master of the Bench, Inner Temple, 2000
(a) Elected Leader of the Midland and Oxford Circuit 1999-2002
(b) Deputy High Court Judge, 2000-onwards [Queen’s Bench, Chancery and Family Divisions]
(c) Recorder 1995-onwards
(d) Assistant Boundary Commissioner 2001-onwards
(e) Chairman Mental Health Review Tribunals 2001-2011
Has a varied practice that includes instructions in all major criminal and regulatory offences. Specific praise has been drawn from market commentators for his skill in engaging the jury.
"He has so much experience, commitment and skill that he can turn any case and make it look easy."
"He is obviously at the top of his game and does the whole breadth of criminal cases. This gives him a more balanced view in relation to the work."
Chambers UK 2015
'A regulatory and licensing specialist with a national reputation' and 'experienced in heavyweight criminal work'.
Legal 500 2014
"He is very highly respected for his depth of knowledge and tactical skills in preparing both prosecution and defence cases, and has an excellent manner with judges and juries." "He is a very accomplished barrister, who applies his considerable brain and advocacy experience to this field with good grace and ability."
Chambers UK 2014
Rex Tedd QC is praised for his ‘unrivalled experience’ and ‘ability to summarise arguments and lead all involved through the decision-making process’.
Legal 500 2013
Rex Tedd QC is "a seasoned criminal practitioner" with years of experience in general crime. He defended Peter Harvey, the Nottinghamshire teacher accused of attempting to murder a pupil.
Chambers UK 2012
'Deputy head Rex Tedd QC recently defended a double murder charge that resulted in the accused being acquitted of murder and sentenced to five and a half years for manslaughter.'
Chambers UK 2010
He has been briefed in a number of recent high profile cases, for example:-
Evans [Court Martial of members of the Parachute Regiment on charges of murdering an Iraqi civilian during the Iraq conflict].
Keogh [Cabinet Officer charged under the Official Secrets Act with disclosing information about meetings between President Bush and Mr Blair, Prime Minister, during the Iraq conflict].
R –v- K [Court of Appeal – reverse burden of proof in Official Secrets cases].
Baroness Uddin [Advisory work, Parliamentary expenses scandal].
Harvey [Nottingham teacher charged with attempted murder of pupil during science class].
Recent fraud and confiscation cases include:-
Ahmed and Ahmad [Court of Appeal: Judgment reserved: largest confiscation orders ever made in U.K: will be leading authority on meaning of “benefit” and “realisable property” in carousel cases].
Sangha and Others [Court of Appeal: leading case on construction of the term “benefit” in MTIC buffer cases].
Attorney General’s Reference [Court of Appeal: leading case on appropriate level of sentencing in MTIC cases].
Steed [Court of Appeal: establishes “cheat” as continuing offence for confiscation purposes].
Solinder Ram [Court of Appeal: authority on basis upon which Court of Appeal will interfere with decisions of trial Judge in confiscation cases].
Chahal [MTIC fraud: 5 month trial].
Meehan, McAlister and Others [MTIC fraud: 6 month trial].
Whalley [Corruption: 5 month trial].
White [Court of Appeal: ongoing: correct approach to assets held jointly by co-defendants].
Olive [Ongoing: 2 month MTIC fraud trial].
Rifat [Ongoing: major insider trader case concerning financial markets: multi-million pound spread bet trading based on inside information].
Sagar [Ongoing: Judicial Review of CCRC: fresh evidence in confiscation case against former solicitor].
Abersinghere [Ongoing: confiscation proceedings in MTIC case].
Gangar and White [Court of Appeal: multi-million pound investment scheme fraud: allegations of solicitors’ negligence].
- King Edward’s School, Birmingham [Foundation Scholar]
- Lincoln College, Oxford [M.A., B.C.L.]
- Honorary Doctorate, Birmingham City University
POCLA (Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association)
- Appointed Queen’s Counsel 1993
- Elected Master of the Bench, Inner Temple, 2000
- Elected Leader of the Midland and Oxford Circuit 1999-2002
- Deputy High Court Judge, 2000-onwards [Queen’s Bench, Chancery and Family Divisions]
- Recorder 1995-onwards
- Assistant Boundary Commissioner 2001-onwards
- Chairman Mental Health Review Tribunals 2001-2011