The Legal 500

Chambers of William Clegg QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 1738
DX:
LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.2bedfordrow.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

2 Bedford Row is home to ‘A-listers of the criminal Bar from top to bottom’, and is ‘the go-to set’ for this type of work. It also has associated expertise in regulatory, fraud, health and safety, and sport work, and ‘the strength in depth to provide the service required in a competitive marketplace’. The ‘strong and accommodating’ clerks’ room provides ‘a consistently good service’. In particular, John Grimmer is ‘the senior clerk to the criminal Bar and kingmaker to many of the Bar’s brightest stars’. ‘One of the reasons that solicitors go to the set in the first place’, Grimmer is ‘trustworthy and honest, and his customer service skills are exemplary’. Lee Bartlett and Paul Rodgers are also ‘always ready to assist and go beyond expectations’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Bedford Row

2 Bedford Row is ‘a very impressive outfit with a number of very successful counsel’ who handle issues ranging from insider trading and rate-rigging to organized false accounting and bribery. William Clegg QC is acting in a fraud and corruption case involving a large French company.

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowNo small detail escapes his attention.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowA charmingly dangerous advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowOn big strategy issues he is calm and assured.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Kovalevsky QC - 2 Bedford RowHe achieves an uncommon number of positive outcomes.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford RowRecommended for advising and defending large corporates and their management.’

Ranked: tier 1
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford RowA superb intellect.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Crime
Crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

2 Bedford Row

2 Bedford Rowexcels in all levels of crime and all associated areas’. ‘A huge selling point is that, no matter who is instructed, you can be assured of receiving an excellent level of service.Michael Wolkind QC successfully defended the ex-partner of former musician and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins, who was convicted for child abuse.

Crime – Leading silks

Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowExtremely well prepared and thorough in all that he does.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Stern QC - 2 Bedford RowEfficient, prompt, approachable and collaborative – all with an excellent sense of humour.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowVery approachable and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowA QC of some stature.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Wolkind QC - 2 Bedford RowBrilliant at cross-examination and one of the best jury advocates.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Whittam QC - 2 Bedford RowHis role as Treasury Counsel gets him some of the biggest prosecutions.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tracy Ayling QC - 2 Bedford RowAn amazing advocate in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford RowAn excellent counsel.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – New silks

Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowExcellent with strategy.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Dean George - 2 Bedford RowHe has a natural and engaging ability to put his clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 3

Maria Dineen - 2 Bedford RowA popular choice for defending in drug and rape trials.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Levy - 2 Bedford RowCouples his serious crime expertise with an established fraud practice.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

2 Bedford Row

2 Bedford Row houses a sizeable team of barristers who advise and represent defendants facing charges from the HMRC, CPS and SFO. Jim Sturman QC defended Chris Ronnie, the former CEO of JJB Sports, in a false accounting trial.

Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowAlways on top of the case and tactics.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowSimply superb.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Kovalevsky QC - 2 Bedford RowHe is respected by clients and other members of the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford RowAn eminent figure at the fraud Bar.’

Ranked: tier 2
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors

Ashraf Khan - 2 Bedford RowHe often has the prosecution running around in circles.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dean George - 2 Bedford RowUnstinting commitment to his clients’ cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kevin Toomey - 2 Bedford RowThere isn’t anything that he doesn’t know about the financial world.’

Ranked: tier 4

Maria Dineen - 2 Bedford RowSought after for defending in VAT, mortgage and advance fee fraud trials.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sean Hammond - 2 Bedford RowSubtle, cunning, highly effective and intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Ferguson - 2 Bedford RowHighly regarded for high-profile fraud, corruption and money laundering cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford RowRecommended for his experience in corporate fraud and tax evasion.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

2 Bedford Row

The clerks at 2 Bedford Row are ‘responsive and helpful’, and members are ‘skilled and determined, with the knowledge to back it up’. Richard Matthews QC was involved in the M5 Fireworks inquest and the Sterecycle corporate manslaughter case.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Richard Matthews QC - 2 Bedford RowHe has an unfailing charm and candour which wins over clients, lawyers, witnesses and judges alike.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford RowRecommended for his experience in prosecuting on behalf of the HSE.’

Ranked: tier 3
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Andrew McGee - 2 Bedford RowA top choice in this field.’

Ranked: tier 4

Eleanor Sanderson - 2 Bedford RowDetermined and strong when articulating a legal argument.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shauna Ritchie - 2 Bedford RowA robust advocate against often the most difficult opponents; always well prepared.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Richard Matthews QC - 2 Bedford RowParticularly experienced in acting for corporations in work-related deaths.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

2 Bedford Row

2 Bedford Row, includes members who defend and prosecute before the regulators. Among other clients, the barristers act for police officers, the GDC and doctors.

Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading silks

Ian Stern QC - 2 Bedford RowThe go-to silk for police law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowHis is extremely robust in the defence of accountants.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors

Jamas Hodivala - 2 Bedford RowA practical and effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sandesh Singh - 2 Bedford RowHis level of preparation means that he is a match for any opponent.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford RowHe provides consistently excellent advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

2 Bedford Row is home to ‘A-listers of the criminal Bar from top to bottom’, and is ‘the go-to set’ for this type of work. It also has associated expertise in regulatory, fraud, health and safety, and sport work, and ‘the strength in depth to provide the service required in a competitive marketplace’. The ‘strong and accommodating’ clerks’ room provides ‘a consistently good service’. In particular, John Grimmer is ‘the senior clerk to the criminal Bar and kingmaker to many of the Bar’s brightest stars’. ‘One of the reasons that solicitors go to the set in the first place’, Grimmer is ‘trustworthy and honest, and his customer service skills are exemplary’. Lee Bartlett and Paul Rodgers are also ‘always ready to assist and go beyond expectations’. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Bedford Row

Members of 2 Bedford Row act for the FA and RFU, clubs such as Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC and Newcastle FC, and high-profile individuals. The clerks are praised as providing ‘an efficient service’.

Sport – Leading silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowA dependable strength when on your side.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowLovely to work with, consistently well prepared, and persuasive in his advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2

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