2 Bedford Row > London, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Brian Altman KC & Jim Sturman KC
2 Bedford Row
LONDON
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England

London Bar > Crime Tier 1

The powerhouse set at 2 Bedford Row remains a first port of call for both defence and prosecution work in high-profile criminal cases. Jim Sturman KC led Shauna Ritchie representing Wayne Couzens, the police officer who was convicted for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Sarah Everard – he also appeared in the appeal against sentence, which raised issues of the use of whole-life sentences for cases which are not specifically in the guidelines as meriting such a sentence. Tracy Ayling KC acted for Ali Harbi Ali, who was convicted in April 2022 of murder and preparing terrorist acts under the Terrorism Act 2006, for the fatal October 2021 stabbing of Southend MP Sir David Amess at his constituency surgery. Opposed by Louise Sweet KC, Christine Agnew KC successfully prosecuted a man who drove into a group of Essex schoolchildren and who later plead guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, resulting in a sentence of indefinite detention under the Mental Health Act.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Jim Sturman KC  – 2 Bedford RowJim is client-focused, taking forensic approach to his work – he is still the doyen of this area.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Tracy Ayling KC – 2 Bedford RowTracy has the ability to bring calm to chaos and to navigate through difficult trials.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Kieran Vaughan KC – 2 Bedford RowKieran is very accessible and he gets work done very quickly.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Louise Sweet KC – 2 Bedford RowLouise is excellent. Very good judgement on how to run a case. Very well-respected by the judiciary. A very astute operator.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Christine Agnew KC – 2 Bedford Row ‘Christine is excellent with clients – really reassuring and user-friendly. She gives clear, accessible and astute advice. As a defence advocate, she is authoritative and assured.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Samuel Magee KC - 2 Bedford Row 'Sam is an exceptionally eloquent, effective and accomplished advocate and his written work is always of the highest standard.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Anand Beharrylal KC – 2 Bedford Row ‘Anand is a natural advocate with charm and gravitas in both his written and oral arguments that demonstrates detailed legal knowledge and long experience in the courtroom. ’
Ranked: Tier 4
Stan Reiz KC  – 2 Bedford Row ‘Stan is a formidable advocate with a very soothing tone, which makes him stand out.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Jacqueline Carey KC – 2 Bedford Row ‘Jacqueline is a brilliant advocate, a fantastic team player and delight to work with.’

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Martin – 2 Bedford Row ‘Christopher has an excellent eye for detail, layered with excellent knowledge and application of the law, as well as an engaging and compelling ability to communicate his submissions and arguments to the judge, judge advocate and jury. ’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Shauna Ritchie2 Bedford Row ‘Shauna is a robust and clear advocate who fights her client's corner.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Sean Hammond – 2 Bedford Row ‘Sean has an excellent legal brain with a depth of knowledge and a quiet assurance in the way he conducts himself. This gives the client and instructing solicitors confidence and clear advice and guidance in the issues to address.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas James – 2 Bedford Row ‘In court, Nicholas never fails to read the situation perfectly, always knowing the best approach to achieve the best outcome.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ashraf Khan – 2 Bedford Row ‘Ashraf combines meticulous preparation with excellent client skills and a particularly persuasive style of advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Langley – 2 Bedford Row ‘Charles’s ability distill large volumes of evidence and get straight to the central issues is impressive. His ability to identify and formulate a case strategy is equally impressive, and breeds confidence.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Saad – 2 Bedford Row ‘Christopher is a team player, and works well with solicitors and senior counsel when dealing with strategy and key matters in the case.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Alastair Smith – 2 Bedford Row ‘Alastair is a class act. He is an all-rounder providing a full service to clients, from advancing complex legal arguments to being a powerful and persuasive advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘2 Bedford Row are renowned as a top quality set specialising in criminal law.’

‘2 Bedford Row have a number of highly regarded counsel in the field of crime.’

‘They are one of London’s top-flight sets for defence in serious and difficult cases.’

‘They are, without a doubt, in the premier league of criminal chambers. Fantastic strength in depth, right down to the junior level.’

‘From top to bottom, 2 Bedford Row stands out as one of the very best.’

Clerking

‘Paul Rogers is very knowledgeable,  efficient and helpful. John Grimmer remains without parallel.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime Tier 1

‘A set with tremendous strength in depth’ with a ‘reputation as one of the leading sets for serious fraud’, 2 Bedford Row advises and provides defences to corporate and individual clients on fraud and financial crime matters from allegations of money-laundering and a full spectrum of serious fraud, in addition to counseling on investigations and prosecutions by the  SFO. Simon Baker KC is currently representing the Post Office in criminal appeals concerning the Horizon scandal, which involves challenges to hundreds of fraud, theft and false accounting convictions in the wake of a well-publicised use of evidence from faulty software in private prosecutions. In an SFO caseSean Hammond represents a defendant accused of conspiring to defraud investors in forestry schemes involving teak plantations in Brazil.

Leading Silks

Jim Sturman KC – 2 Bedford Row ‘Jim is uncompromising and a really powerful barrister. He can turn his hand to anything. He is a very no-nonsense and confident KC who doesn’t get fazed.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Christine Agnew KC – 2 Bedford Row ‘Christine is always very well-prepared and and responds well in difficult situations. She is always calm under pressure.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Stan Reiz KC – 2 Bedford Row ‘Stan is a mastermind. Intelligent and quick to respond on his feet in the courtroom. You will struggle to compete with his advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Simon Baker KC – 2 Bedford RowSimon is incredibly bright, practical, a great team player, a brilliant drafter and excellent advocate. He has the ability to digest huge volumes of material and produce cogent and clear advice at superhuman speed.'

Leading Juniors

Alastair Smith – 2 Bedford RowAlastair is an outstanding advocate. He has his eye on the ball at all times and he is very quick to identify the issues. 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Daniel – 2 Bedford RowPassionate and intense, but meticulous and thorough when defending. He is a phenomenal technical lawyer and a persistent and persuasive advocate, able to adjust his style to a jury or a judge seamlessly. A real star at the Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ashraf Khan – 2 Bedford Row 'Ashraf combines meticulous preparation and excellent client skills with a particularly persuasive style of advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas James – 2 Bedford Row ‘On his feet Nick is an extremely skilled advocate, one of very the best at the Bar, who combines meticulous preparation with exceptional client care.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Sean Hammond – 2 Bedford RowSean is an exceptionally talented barrister, his air of reassuring calmness always makes him a pleasure to work with for both professional and lay client.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘They have fantastic strength in depth and have well earned their reputation as one of the leading London sets for fraud and heavyweight crime.’

‘2 Bedford Row is rightly recognised as a leading set, with some very serious silks and juniors in terms of advocacy skills and legal knowledge.’

‘A set with tremendous strength in depth who have well earned their reputation as one of the leading sets for serious fraud.’

2 Bedford Row is in the top tier of criminal law chambers with very high quality counsel through its ranks.’

Clerking

‘John Grimmer is a pleasure to work with and always goes the extra mile to provide a top-quality service.’

‘Paul Rogers – he gets things done and doesn’t mess about.’

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 2

A standout set for financial crime work, members of 2 Bedford Row advise and represent corporate and individual clients in criminal and regulatory investigations relating to the full spectrum of fraud and financial crime matters, including domestic and cross-border investigations regarding allegations of money-laundering, tax fraud, serious fraud, sanctions offences, and insider trading. The set includes a number of members with high-profile involvements in precedent-setting SFO, FCA, and HMRC corporate crime investigations, with bespoke expertise in issues such as DPAs and Section 2 notices, as well as capabilities in cross-border cases across the US, Europe, and Australia. ‘One of big beasts of the criminal Bar’, Brian Altman KC is former First Senior Treasury Counsel, and focuses on complex and high-profile financial crime cases, including his current work in the major ongoing R v Hamilton and others, leading in Court of Appeal proceedings. The ‘forensicJim Sturman KC is another key name, with particularly strong expertise in money laundering, Companies Act offences, and international sanctions issues. Simon Baker KC also continues to be highly active in major cases since taking silk in 2021, also representing in R v Hamilton. 

Leading Silks

Jim Sturman KC2 Bedford RowHis strengths are a forensic attention to details and never losing sight of what is in his client's best interests. He has been at the top of his field for decades but still retains the zeal of someone of someone that fights every inch for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Brian Altman KC2 Bedford RowBrian is one of big beasts of the criminal Bar. He combines a ferocious work ethic, incredible attention to detail and strategic vision. He commands the confidence of the court as well as he commands his brief - a superb appellate advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Simon Baker KC2 Bedford RowSimon is unique in his ability to manage big cases. Nobody has the ability to deal with cases like Simon does. He can turn around work quicker than anybody. There is no other barrister with a memory like Simon - he can manage millions of pages and remember every page.

Testimonials

Set

They have been one of the heavyweight criminal sets for a number of years. They have probably for one of the strongest senior clerks at any set of chambers in John Grimmer. The head of chambers changed recently to Jim Sturman and Brian Altman. They have several heavyweight silks and lots of juniors. Jim Sturman is particularly notable, and Kieran Vaughan is one of the best silks around. A set that can cover any piece of criminal work/quasi criminal work that there is. They are one of the big all round sets. They do mainstream crime, but interestingly over the years they have diversified and are now one of the leading health and safety sets, a lot of environmental work as well. They defend and prosecute heavily; they are your typical big criminal set that prosecute and who work at every single level.

I have worked with many counsel at 2BR and they are, without doubt, in the premier league of criminal chambers. Fantastic strength in depth right down to junior level.

2 Bedford Row is the leading chambers in this area and have strength in depth throughout chambers.

Clerking

Paul Rogers- he gets things done and doesn’t mess about.

John Grimmer is a pleasure to work with and always goes the extra mile to provide a top quality service.

The Clerks Room is still run with great finesse by the legendary John Grimmer. Paul Rodgers is developing into a very able deputy for him.

London Bar > Health and safety Tier 2

2 Bedford Row ‘has strength in terms of skillset and the numbers to give it the reputation it richly deserves’, with its members regularly acting on the defendant and claimant side with regard to a range of corporate and gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions in the retail, construction, entertainment and manufacturing sectors. In R v Hilux Ltd & Jalal Rana, Christine Agnew KC was instructed to represent both defendants with respect to health and safety offences arising out of a fatal accident on a building site in Birmingham. Alex Stein prosecuted for the CPS in R v Alutrade Limited and Others, a corporate manslaughter case arising from a workplace death at a recycling facility.

Leading Silks

Christine Agnew KC2 Bedford Row ‘In court, her vast knowledge and experience are her key assets. She delivers submissions in a way which is focused and gives the court what it needs. All in all, she provides the recipe for success!
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Alex Stein2 Bedford RowAlex is one of the leading juniors in the field. He is known for his eye for detail and his ability to consider the long-term strategy of any case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew McGee2 Bedford RowHe is a brilliant all rounder, always meticulously prepared and great with clients. One of the best advocates around.
Ranked: Tier 2
Eleanor Sanderson2 Bedford Row ‘Eleanor has a brilliant intellect, and has the ability to clearly explain legal concepts to the lay client.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Shauna Ritchie2 Bedford RowHer client care skills are exceptional as is her knowledge of H&S law and regulations. Shauna’s work ethic coupled with her skill & experience make her an extremely effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Quentin Hunt 2 Bedford RowQuentin has a deep knowledge of health and safety legislation and is a very experienced operator in this field. He is a robust advocate in court and always up for the fight. Clients are very impressed with his calm yet forceful nature.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Chambers has some very talented barristers.

For health and safety, the set has strength in terms of skillset and the numbers to give it the reputation it richly deserves.

Clerking

The clerks are well led by John Grimmer and Paul Rodgers and are always on hand to assist and accommodate instructing solicitors.

The junior clerks are very able, in particular Tom Powell and Joe Martin.

Very impressive. John Grimmer is a very reassuring presence.

Lee Bartlett is always accessible, helpful and responsive, both in terms of assessing counsel availability and in relation to fee queries. He’s a real asset to chambers.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 3

2 Bedford Row has ‘a lot of experience within the professional regulatory discipline‘, with particular expertise in cases relating to professionals in the healthcare space. Among its key practitioners, Christopher Saad acted on behalf of the regulatory body in GDC v Henning, where he was instructed to prosecute a registrant accused of providing an inappropriate standard of care to patients. In GDC v Patel, Sam Thomas also acted on behalf of the regulator, accusing the dentist of having sex with one of his patients after he completed a course of cosmetic treatment.

Rising stars

Natalie Bird -2 Bedford Row 'Natalie is extremely thorough in her preparation for hearings, she has impeccable attention to detail. Natalie's advocacy style is clear, detailed and methodical.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 3
Sam Thomas2 Bedford RowSam's ability to guide clients through complex issues is one of his greatest strengths. His advocacy is excellent, and he deals with serious matters against leading counsel with comfort and ease.'
Ranked: Tier 3
David Patience2 Bedford Row 'David is extremely knowledgeable and always on hand to assist with urgent queries. He is calm under pressure and a first port of call on trickier cases due to his measured and impeccable advice.'  
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Saad2 Bedford RowChristopher is an excellent advocate. He is thorough, precise and has a very reasonable approach which must impress tribunals. Excellent on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set 

2 Bedford Row has many outstanding Counsel in their ranks.

2 Bedford Row have counsel with a lot of experience within the professional regulatory discipline. There are always several counsel available with suitable experience to assist on cases.

Clerking

Lee Bartlett provides an excellent customer service as his responsiveness and attention to detail are notable. He is also able to prioritise urgent matters and deal with them appropriately.

Paul Rodgers is very helpful and approachable. He dealt with an enquiry efficiently and effectively. Could not have asked for a better service.

The clerks are very professional, polite and helpful. They are always happy to help when Counsel need to be re-arranged.

Attentive, efficient, and commercial.

Work highlights

    London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

    Leading Silks

    Brian Altman KC2 Bedford RowBrian is a leader in this field and one of only a handful of go-to barristers for inquiries. His criminal experience makes him a very effective counsel to the inquiry or chair of an inquiry; and he can manage huge teams and vast quantities of material, which makes him ideal for this sort of work. He has all the skills to get the best out of witnesses, opponents and panellists, and his advocacy is focused, clear and strategic.
    Ranked: Tier 1

    London Bar > Sport

    Leading Silks

    Jim Sturman KC2 Bedford Row ‘Client friendly advice, understands the sports industry and is a fantastic advocate .'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Mark Milliken-Smith KC2 Bedford Row Very good grasp of the details and of the politics of sport.’
    Ranked: Tier 3

    London Bar > Police law (forces and constables)

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    Clients benefit from the knowledge, expertise and support of one of the country’s leading criminal and regulatory sets. Committed to all aspects of criminal and regulatory law, Chambers advises and represents clients in a wide variety of proceedings and investigations, from high profile fraud and murder cases to health and safety and professional disciplinary proceedings. Members have appeared in International Criminal Courts in The Hague, the ECHR, Privy Council, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Administrative Court and all courts and tribunals of first instance, as well as public inquiries and inquests. Chambers has a high volume of international work and members attend hearings around the globe. Chambers serves a variety of clients, spanning national governments, international companies, local authorities and other public bodies, regulators, trade unions, corporations and directors and professional and sporting authorities, and individuals.

    The set: 2 Bedford Row calls upon the combined expertise of 17 KCs and 61 juniors, including former First Senior Treasury Counsel, standing counsel to the Health and Safety Executive, and a number of Recorders. Chambers has provided two Chairs of the Bar Council and two Chairs of the CBA. Supporting them is a clerking team recognised as one of the best in the country.

    Types of work undertaken:
    Crime: As one of the acknowledged ‘magic circle’ criminal sets, Chambers has an outstanding track record in high profile trials, including corporate crime, terrorism and war crimes. Examples include the News International Phone Hacking trial; the Hillsborough Football Stadium disaster; the Hatfield and Potters Bar rail disasters; the Buncefield prosecution; Michael Stone; Colin Stagg; Levi Bellfield (murders of Milly Dowler and two other women); Stephen Lawrence; Kenneth Noye (M25 murder); Russell Bishop (the ‘Babes in the Wood’ murders); Bowes and others (killing of PC Andrew Harper); Wayne Couzens (murder of Sarah Everard); Barry George; Vincent Tabak, Sgt Danny Nightingale; Rolf Harris; Ched Evans and Corporal Lee Clegg.

    Fraud:  With an exceptional record for fraud and financial crime, its members have advised on or appeared in many of the highest profile cases, such as the Post Office ‘Horizon’ cases; JJB Sports; Asil Nadir; Imperial Consolidated; Pharmaceuticals, BAE, Innospec, Op. Condor, Jubilee line, Torex, Brent Walker, Butte Mining; WSTC; Cheney Pensions; Izodia pic;  iSoft; Robinsons,; HBOS; Libor; Euribor; Rolls Royce; Barclay’s Bank; Glaxo; and Unaoil. Members advise on investigations globally.

    Health and safety: Members of this team offer an unparalleled combination of experience in the field of Health & Safety law and practice together with a formidable reputation for first-class criminal advocacy. Chambers’ health and safety team offers expertise across an ever-expanding range of sectors including the leisure, residential, retail, construction, manufacturing, agricultural, real estate, hospitality, healthcare, aviation, transport, recycling, entertainment, tech, and nuclear industries.  The team has been involved in all the UK’s major health and safety cases of the past few years, acting for both the defence and prosecution, and for interested parties in inquests, and inquiries. Our specialist barristers advise employers, companies, company directors, individuals and public bodies including Local Authorities on all aspects of health and safety enforcement, and at every stage of proceedings.

    Professional and disciplinary tribunals:  Over the years members have developed an intuitive understanding of how professional bodies think, which allows them to tailor their advocacy for the greatest effect. 2 Bedford Row represents professionals before the GMC, GDC, GOC, NMC and SDT among others, as well as acting for professional bodies themselves.

    Financial services regulation: The team has considerable experience in SFO, FCA, and Revenue & Customs investigations, VAT Tribunals, prosecutions and appeals.

    Inquests and public inquiries:  The regulatory group assists clients (corporates and individuals) before coroners’ inquests and in public inquiries, providing high quality advice and representation. Examples of public inquiries include Duggan and Grenfell Tower; The Turks and Caicos Corruption Inquiry; De Menezes; Lakanal fire; Shipman; Climbié; Lawrence; the Ashwood Hospital Inquiry; the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA); and the Brook House Inquiry. Members are also involved in non-statutory reviews.

    Sports law:  Members also frequently appear before professional sporting tribunals including The Court of Arbitration for Sport, they appear in all sports in the full range of disciplinary matters including doping, but particularly in football, rugby and cricket, and represent many Premiership clubs and individual players both in the UK and abroad.

    International work:  Members have undertaken work in the US, West Indies, Middle East, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Turks and Caicos and most of mainland Europe. Members can work in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Krio (Sierra Leone), Russian and Serbo-Croat. For more details, please see the website.

    For more details please see the website.

     

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Senior clerk John Grimmer
    First junior clerk Paul Rodgers
    Member of Chambers ALTMAN KC, Brian (1981/2008))
    Member of Chambers STURMAN KC, Jim (1982/2002)
    Member of Chambers CLEGG KC, William (1972/1991)
    Member of Chambers GODFREY KC, Howard (1970/1991)
    Member of Chambers GRIFFITHS KC, Peter (1970/1995)
    Member of Chambers STERN KC, Ian (1983/2006)
    Member of Chambers AYLING KC, Tracy (1983/2006)
    Member of Chambers MILLIKEN-SMITH KC, Mark (1986/2006)
    Member of Chambers VAUGHAN KC, Kieran (1993/2012)
    Member of Chambers AGNEW KC, Christine (1992/2015)
    Member of Chambers GREEN KC, Sam (1998/2015)
    Member of Chambers SWEET KC, Louise (1994/2016)
    Member of Chambers BEHARRYLAL KC, Anand (19972018)
    Member of Chambers GEORGE KC, Dean (2002/2019)
    Member of Chambers MAGEE KC, Samuel (2003/2020)
    Member of Chambers COMPTON KC, Allan (1994/2021)
    Member of Chambers BAKER KC, Simon (1998/2021))
    Member of Chambers CONWAY, Charles (1969)
    Member of Chambers INGRAM, Nigel (1972)
    Member of Chambers HALSEY, Mark (1972)
    Member of Chambers CAUDLE, John (1976)
    Member of Chambers ABELL, Anthony (1977)
    Member of Chambers GILBERT, Barry (1978)
    Member of Chambers HAYNES, Michael (1979)
    Member of Chambers LEVY, Michael (1979)
    Member of Chambers LIVINGSTON, John (1980)
    Member of Chambers DONNELLY, John (1983)
    Member of Chambers KING, Gelaga (1985)
    Member of Chambers KENDAL, Timothy (1985)
    Member of Chambers RUSH, Craig (1989)
    Member of Chambers BARRACLOUGH, Nick (1990)
    Member of Chambers HAMMOND, Sean (1991)
    Member of Chambers FERGUSON, Stephen (1991)
    Member of Chambers BUDWORTH, Adam (1992)
    Member of Chambers HURLOCK, John (1993)
    Member of Chambers STEIN, Alex (1998)
    Member of Chambers KHAN, Ashraf (1999)
    Member of Chambers McGEE, Andrew (1999)
    Member of Chambers CAREY, Jacqueline (1999)
    Member of Chambers LANGLEY, Charles (1999)
    Member of Chambers KING, Emma (1999)
    Member of Chambers HUNT, Quentin (2000)
    Member of Chambers RITCHIE, Shauna (2000)
    Member of Chambers LLEWELLYN-WATERS, Hanna (2000)
    Member of Chambers JAMES, Nick (2001)
    Member of Chambers SMITH, Alistair
    Members of Chambers POWER, Archangelo (2001)
    Members of Chambers BAILEY, Sasha (2002)
    Member of Chambers SHEPHERD. James (2002)
    Members of Chambers TOOMEY, Kevin (2004)
    Member of Chambers HENDRON, Ashley (2008)
    Member of Chambers SANDERSON, Eleanor (2005)
    Member of Chambers BONEHILL, Nick (2006)
    Member of Chambers STOTON, Austin (2007)
    Member of Chambers MARTIN, Christopher (2008)
    Member of Chambers MILNER, Jonas (2008)
    Member of Chambers DANIEL, Thomas (2009)
    Member of Chambers PATIENCE, David (2009)
    Member of Chambers SAAD, Christopher (2009)
    Member of Chambers McGARVEY, Tomas (2010)
    Member of Chambers THOMAS, Sam (2011)
    Member of Chambers BREWER, Charlotte (2012)
    Member of Chambers WARD, Jessica (2012)
    Member of Chambers JONES, Helen (2013)
    Member of Chambers MAWER, Claire (2014)
    Member of Chambers SWEETLAND, Lucy (2014)
    Member of Chambers SHEHADEH, Victoria (2015)
    Member of Chambers BIRD, Natalie (2015)
    Member of Chambers ROSSER, Rhys (2015)
    Member of Chambers BAILIE, Conall (2016)
    Member of Chambers KUTNER, Emma (2017)
    Member of Chambers MUNDAY, Callum (2017)
    Member of Chambers LAIDLAW, Harry (2018)
    Member of Chambers LUCAS, Eleanor (2018)
    Member of Chambers DEASY, Madeleine (2018)
    Member of Chambers DYAS, Molly (2018)
    Member of Chambers BATSTONE, Fred (2019)
    Member of Chambers WALLIS, Simeon (2019)
    Member of Chambers DAVIDSON, Alex (2020)
    Associate Tenant MATTHEWS, Richard (1989/2010)
    Associate Tenant McMEEKIN, Ian (1987)
    Associate Tenant WILLIAMS, Michael (2008)
    Associate Tenant BRICOGNE, Alice (2011)
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    Anthony Abell photo Anthony AbellBarrister specialising in crime; undertakes prosecutions and defences; frequently instructed to lead…
    Christine Agnew photo Christine AgnewChristine prosecutes and defends  the most serious and complex criminal cases. Her…
    Brian Altman photo Brian AltmanBrian advises prominent national and multinational corporations at board level in such fields…
    Tracy Ayling photo Tracy AylingSpecialist Criminal Practitioner – Defence and Prosecution. Defends in serious sex cases,…
    Simon Baker photoMr Simon BakerQueen’s Counsel specialising in business and regulatory fraud, market abuse, money laundering…
    Nick Barraclough photo Nick BarracloughNick Barraclough is known as criminal defence advocate who has a knack…
    Anand Beharrylal photoMr Anand BeharrylalQueen’s Counsel, Barrister (England and Wales) and Attorney at Law (Trinidad and…
    Charlotte Brewer photo Charlotte BrewerBarrister, specialising in criminal law. Frequently instructed to defend and prosecute in…
    Adam Budworth photo Adam BudworthCriminal barrister. Specialises in all areas of criminal law but particularly consumer…
    Jacqueline Carey KC photo Jacqueline Carey KCBarrister; prosecutes and defends in London and the South East and has…
    John A Caudle photo John A CaudleBarrister specialising in both prosecution and defence of serious crime; for further…
    William Clegg photo William CleggBarrister specialising in white-collar fraud, corporate manslaughter/gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety,…
    Allan Compton photo Allan ComptonRegularly leads in serious crime, particularly violence and drugs. Also undertakes police…
    Charles Conway photo Charles ConwayBarrister specialising in serious crime, fraud, money laundering, heavy drugs cases and…
    Thomas Daniel photo Thomas DanielBarrister specialising in criminal law, particularly financial crime and the proceeds of…
    John Donnelly photo John DonnellyBarrister specialising in crime. Grade four prosecutor. Specialist fraud panel level four.…
    Stephen Michael Ferguson photo Stephen Michael FergusonTarget criminals, murder, money laundering offences, large scale drug importations, asset forfeiture…
    Dean Robert George photo Dean Robert GeorgeCrime; human rights (in the context of criminal cases); courts martial; quasi-criminal…
    Barry Gilbert photo Barry GilbertBarrister specialising in crime, including firearms, fraud, drug trafficking and confiscation; extensive…
    Howard Godfrey photo Howard GodfreySpecialises in fraud and financial services, including tax, VAT, insolvency, asset recovery…
    Peter Griffiths photo Peter GriffithsFraud: Peter is a corporate fraud specialist and is regularly instructed to…
    Mark Halsey photo Mark HalseyBarrister specialising in crime. Grade four prosecutor. Specialist fraud panel level four.…
    Sean Hammond photo Sean HammondExperienced leading Junior specialising in fraud and serious organised crime. He also…
    Michael Haynes photo Michael HaynesBarrister specialising in crime; for more information visit www.2bedfordrow.co.uk.
    Quentin Hunt photo Quentin HuntQuentin Hunt has a wealth of experience in defending and prosecuting in…
    John Hurlock photo John HurlockBarrister specialising in fraud, drugs, money laundering, confiscation, health and safety, financial…
    Nicholas James photo Nicholas James
    Timothy Kendal photo Timothy KendalSenior barrister specialising in fraud , market abuse, regulatory/disciplinary tribunals and asset…
    Ashraf Khan photo Ashraf KhanA specialist in serious crime, complex fraud, professional discipline, compliance, civil recovery…
    Emma King photo Emma KingSpecialises in asset forfeiture, fraud and financial regulatory work and is currently…
    Gelaga King photo Gelaga KingLeading junior specialising in serious crime and regulatory law. Regularly instructed as…
    Charles Langley photo Charles LangleyInstructed in all types of serious criminal cases, including murder, sexual offences,…
    Michael Levy photo Michael LevySenior barrister specialising in serious crime and complex fraud. Michael has an…
    John Livingston photo John LivingstonBarrister specialising in prosecution and defence of all forms of crime, including…
    Hanna Llewellyn-Waters photo Hanna Llewellyn-WatersHanna Llewellyn-Waters prosecutes and defends allegation of serious crime. She is regularly…
    Samuel Magee photo Samuel MageeSam is a specialist criminal regulatory and sports disciplinary counsel. Practicing in…
    Christopher Martin photo Christopher MartinChristopher has a very busy private and legal aid Crown Court practice…
    Richard Matthews photo Richard MatthewsBarrister specialising in crime, health and safety enforcement, environmental (crime), copyright (crime),…
    Andrew McGee photo Andrew McGeeBarrister specialising in crime (including Regulatory and HSE); for more information visit…
    Mark Milliken-Smith photo Mark Milliken-SmithRecognised by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 as a leading silk…
    Jonas Milner photo Jonas MilnerJonas joined Chambers as a tenant in 2010 following the successful completion…
    David Patience photo David PatienceBarrister specialising in serious crime, fraud, professional discipline, inquests and judicial review.…
    Archangelo Power photo Archangelo PowerArchangelo’s practice encompasses all areas of serious criminal law. The spectrum ranges…
    Stan Reiz photo Stan ReizStan Reiz QC specialises in defending cases of substantial fraud, international money…
    Shauna Ritchie photo Shauna RitchieSpecialises in all areas of crime (prosecution and defence) and health and…
    Craig Rush photo Craig RushBarrister specialising in criminal regulatory work, firearms and general crime; cases of…
    Christopher Saad photo Christopher SaadRanked in the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Fraud. “Very bright…
    Eleanor Sanderson photo Eleanor SandersonCriminal barrister specialising in financial crime (serious fraud and money laundering offences;…
    Alastair Smith photo Alastair Smith
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