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Chambers of William Clegg QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
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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 β€˜remains the go-to criminal/quasi-criminal set, with a stable of thoroughbreds from top to bottom’. For some, it is β€˜easily the strongest set in the country’; β€˜members can handle any criminal issue you could throw at them’, and its β€˜strong line-up from leading counsel right down to juniors makes it a great set overall’. The clerks’ room also attracts strong praise: β€˜if you could give Michelin stars to clerks, they would get three stars and senior clerk John Grimmer would be head chef’. β€˜There is nothing that he does not know about clerking’; β€˜he runs the team with laser precision and a charm that comes from being one of the most experienced clerks at the very top of his game’. Furthermore, β€˜he goes out of his way to ensure a prompt and efficient service is provided, and seems to take a genuine interest in the outcome of a case’. In addition, the β€˜efficient, reliable and realistic’ Paul Rodgers is singled out, as is Lee Bartlett. The junior clerks are also rated as β€˜very accommodating’. 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 1

2 Bedford Row

2 Bedford Row has β€˜genuine strength in depth’ in financial crime matters, with many of its silks appearing in high-profile matters, often with international elements. Head of chambers William Clegg QC is instructed to defend Alstom’s former head of ethics in his upcoming bribery trial.

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

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His approach to advocacy is always well-measured and balanced.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He continues to impress through defending in serious white-collar crime cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kovalevsky QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Charm and slickness personified.’

Ranked: tier 2

Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Confident and charming, especially when handling private prosecutions.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has very polished client skills.’

Ranked: tier 3
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Clearly at the top of his game.’

Ranked: tier 2

Kevin Toomey - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has very strong technical knowledge around financial markets.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Baker - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His extraordinary mind can absorb complex information in no time.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime
Crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

2 Bedford Row

2 Bedford Row is β€˜a go-to set at the criminal Bar’, recommended for its strength in depth. Brian Altman QC successfully defended a police officer tried for misconduct in public office following the murder of a man falsely accused of being a paedophile. Stephen Vullo QC acted for former DJ Dave Lee Travis in his retrial for various historical indecent assault charges, securing acquittals on all charges bar one.

Crime – Leading silks

Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Thorough and hardworking; he never makes a mistake.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜To say he is committed to his clients is an understatement.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Wolkind QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has real flair and thinks outside the box.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Whittam QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has an innate ability to deflect difficult arguments effortlessly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Hardworking, conscientious and knowledgeable, all in a user-friendly package.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tracy Ayling QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Her advocacy is punchy, focused and succinct.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His immense experience is immediately apparent.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dean Armstrong QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜A strong trial advocate, who you definitely want in your corner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Vullo QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Thorough and hardworking with a very engaging courtroom presence.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime – Leading juniors

Dean George - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has a natural and engaging ability to put his clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Martin - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has an excellent rapport with juries, which results in exceptional outcomes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Levy - 2 Bedford Row β€˜A great trial advocate, who invests carefully in trial strategy.’

Ranked: tier 3

Maria Dineen - 2 Bedford Row β€˜A very good senior junior and really reliable pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sean Hammond - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He is an asset in multi-handed matters.’

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

At 2 Bedford Row, β€˜only the highest standards are provided and a strong work ethic is instilled from the start of pupillage’. Sean Hammond successfully defended former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire in a case alleging misconduct in public office, fraud and money laundering regarding expenses.

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

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He is exceptionally good at putting clients at ease in the most difficult of situations.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kovalevsky QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His tactical nous makes him a first-choice weapon for anyone squaring up for a fight.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜A really great jury advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His real gravitas in court commands respect.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Her effortless manner belies her steely determination.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dean Armstrong QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Very tactically aware and a decisive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Extremely user-friendly and very bright.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Ferguson - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dean George - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has an unstinting commitment to his clients’ cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Maria Dineen - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Thorough, determined and always fully prepared for every hearing.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sean Hammond - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Experienced at putting his client at ease in serious matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ashraf Khan - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His calm persona can cut through complex issues with ease.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jamas Hodivala - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His advocacy skills are finely tuned and very persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kevin Toomey - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He has an exceptional ability to get on with clients from all walks of life.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Baker - 2 Bedford Row β€˜An absolute joy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Vedrana Pehar - 2 Bedford Row β€˜She is bright but can explain complicated concepts very simply.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

2 Bedford Row

At 2 Bedford Row, β€˜the expertise of the most senior members pervades throughout the junior end of the set’. The set is renowned for its defence work, and members appeared in the Pyranha Mouldings case, which involved the largest corporate manslaughter prosecution to date.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Richard Matthews QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Superb with clients and ferocious with opponents.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Strong in the courtroom, where his ring craft is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Andrew McGee - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Recommended for cases involving fatalities, particularly corporate manslaughter.’

Ranked: tier 4

Eleanor Sanderson - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Intellectually outstanding, meticulous, persuasive and great on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shauna Ritchie - 2 Bedford Row β€˜A robust advocate, who will stand up to the most difficult of opponents.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Richard Matthews QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Highly regarded for work-related death cases.’

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 is recommended for regulatory proceedings, and it also has a distinctive strength in defending optometrists. Ian Stern QC represented a police marksman acquitted of the murder of Azelle Rodney, who was shot dead in a β€œhard stop”.

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

Ian Stern QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Tireless in his preparation of disciplinary cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜A powerful personality to have in your corner.’

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

Jamas Hodivala - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He ensures clients feel supported and guided.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew McGee - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He thoroughly analyses the evidence in the most complex of cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sandesh Singh - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Incredibly user-friendly and well prepared.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford Row β€˜His detailed and analytical approach gets results.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

2 Bedford Row β€˜remains the go-to criminal/quasi-criminal set, with a stable of thoroughbreds from top to bottom’. For some, it is β€˜easily the strongest set in the country’; β€˜members can handle any criminal issue you could throw at them’, and its β€˜strong line-up from leading counsel right down to juniors makes it a great set overall’. The clerks’ room also attracts strong praise: β€˜if you could give Michelin stars to clerks, they would get three stars and senior clerk John Grimmer would be head chef’. β€˜There is nothing that he does not know about clerking’; β€˜he runs the team with laser precision and a charm that comes from being one of the most experienced clerks at the very top of his game’. Furthermore, β€˜he goes out of his way to ensure a prompt and efficient service is provided, and seems to take a genuine interest in the outcome of a case’. In addition, the β€˜efficient, reliable and realistic’ Paul Rodgers is singled out, as is Lee Bartlett. The junior clerks are also rated as β€˜very accommodating’. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

2 Bedford Row

2 Bedford Row is particularly valued for members’ expertise in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, and their strong links to the football and rugby markets. Clients include Rotherham United FC, Tottenham Hotspur and the RFU.

Sport – Leading silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Street-smart, client-friendly, and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜He takes the time to listen to the client.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Fraud and corporate crime

2 Bedford Row’s Jim Sturman QC advises on issues relating to bribery and sanctions across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Fraud and corporate crime – Leading silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford Row β€˜Very robust in analysis and argument.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Market overview

2 Bedford Row is a preferred chambers for white-collar crime’ with a growing international workload. The clerks are proactive and helpful’, with senior clerk John Grimmer particularly so’.

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