Set Profile > 2 Bedford Row > London, England

Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC
2 Bedford Row

Crime Tier 1

2 Bedford Row garners praise for its ‘excellent strength and depth‘ and ‘huge tranche of experienced counsel‘. The set has an excellent reputation for defending and prosecuting in a wide range of complex, high-profile criminal cases. Jim Sturman QC and Shauna Ritchie represented Wayne Couzens, who was convicted of the murder of Sarah Everard following Everard’s disappearance in March 2021. In another matter, Christine Agnew QC, Louise Sweet QC and Christopher Saad were all instructed in a case concerning a hit and run incident in which a man drove a Ford Ka into a group of schoolchildren in Loughton; the defendant, who had a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, pled guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, and received a hospital order and a life sentence with a minimum term of 15 years.

Leading Silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowJim's preparation is thorough and his tactics well thought out. This is important to ensure that cases progress well from start to finish. This also means that clients have confidence in their counsel has in depth knowledge of the case. A major strength is his willingness to involve all in the decision making process clients, partners and trainees. In court he can be charming but, where necessary, can be ruthless in cross examination.
Ranked: Tier 1
Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowBrian is unstoppable. Like a steam-roller, once he's set his course, he won't deviate from his path and will crush anything that gets in the way. He has an absolute wealth of experience in dealing with the highest profile cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tracy Ayling QC - 2 Bedford RowTracy is tenacious and has excellent judgement. She is well prepared, thoughtful and measured. Moreover she is a master tactician and is always evaluating and anticipating the tactics of the opposition. Moreover, no matter how difficult the tribunal or formidable the opposition, she remains undaunted and always fights her corner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowHe can give clear advice in a sensitive way.
Ranked: Tier 2
Louise Sweet QC2 Bedford RowLouise is one of the most hard-working and conscientious barristers, leaving no stone unturned to get the best possible result for a very demanding clients. Where there were legitimate points of law to be taken, they are taken concisely and persuasively. Vulnerable witnesses receive care par excellence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kieran Vaughan QC - 2 Bedford RowHe has a laid back manner and charming way that conceal he is hard working and tactically very shrewd.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowChristine is a natural and superb jury advocate - she is an authoritative and commanding presence but an excellent team player .
Ranked: Tier 3
Anand Beharrylal QC2 Bedford RowAnand’s strengths are client care, attention to detail, and excellent manner with a range of clients. If I was ever in need of representation, he would be at the top of my list.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dean George QC - 2 Bedford RowDean has both confidence and persistence.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Samuel Magee QC - 2 Bedford RowSam is articulate and presents his arguments with clarity and finesse. He is charming and puts clients at ease. He is very down to earth and approachable. He takes his time with clients to explain difficult concepts in simple terms which is appreciated by them. An invaluable asset to Chambers.
Stan Reiz QC - 2 Bedford RowStan has a methodical approach to analysing evidence. He is able to explain the law with such ease to clients and jurors which makes him so desirable to instruct as he will get results. Stan's legal knowledge is exceptional meaning that he is well respected by Judges and other professionals in the field.

Leading Juniors

Christopher Martin - 2 Bedford RowChristopher is extremely thorough in his preparation of cases and tenacious in his approach to disclosure issues. He has an excellent client manner such that he is able to convey the essential issues in a case and remain re-assuring to the lay client. He works closely with his solicitor offering advice and support ensuring that the client gets the best from his whole legal team. He has an excellent rapour with juries which results in exceptional outcomes for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Patience - 2 Bedford RowHe prosecutes challenging cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Rush2 Bedford RowCraig is a Silk without the gown or title. He is capable of dealing with pretty much every case that comes before the criminal courts. All of his submissions are delivered with authority and confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sean Hammond - 2 Bedford RowSean is  highly experienced and well used to appearing in heavy and demanding cases. He is shrewd judge of a case and provides sound advice to clients. He relates very well to clients who justifiably have great confidence in him and his representation of them.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas James - 2 Bedford RowNicholas is a charismatic counsel, a real jury pleaser.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ashraf Khan - 2 Bedford RowAshraf's strengths lie in meticulous attention to detail. He is certainly tipped to take silk in the next few years by many senior members of the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Langley - 2 Bedford RowCharles has developed into a formidable lawyer. He provides very clear well argued advice, and is very approachable and open to discussing matters. His client care is very good. He is a very experienced calming presence in court, and is extremely well respected.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Levy - 2 Bedford RowMichael is an outstanding barrister and undoubtedly a future silk. He is a charming and persuasive advocate who has real tactical nous. His judgement is always spot on. He is very hardworking and always on top of cases. He has a manner which means that juries warm to him. Most importantly, as an instructing solicitor, he is very pro-active, responsive and down to earth. He is equally at ease with clients in whom he inspires trust and confidence. It is very important from a solicitor’s perspective to use counsel who clients know is absolutely driven by protecting of their interests. He is a real star of the junior bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Shauna Ritchie - 2 Bedford RowThe reason for instructing Shauna is simple, as she gets good results for her clients. Her client care skills are exceptional as is her knowledge of criminal law and procedure and regulations. Shauna's work ethic coupled with her skill and experience make her an extremely effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Saad - 2 Bedford RowChris has an ability to review complex legal matters, and distil the key issues when advising the client.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nick Barraclough - 2 Bedford RowNick is a brilliant charismatic advocate who judges respect and juries love. When you instruct Nick who are getting a silk in all but name.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jacqueline Carey - 2 Bedford RowJacqueline is clever and capable. She is able to think on her feet and quickly gets to the heart of the issues in a case. She is always full of energy and is a real team player. Her written work and legal analysis is well-prepared and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alastair Smith2 Bedford RowAlastair is an incredibly hardworking and effective barrister. He has the ability to dissect a prosecution case and immediately expose its weaknesses. Alastair has a persuasive advocacy style which earns him the respect of judges and the trust of juries. A first rate barrister with an impressive practice.
Ranked: Tier 4



2 Bedford Row are a set with a huge range of highly experienced criminal and regulatory law Counsel.’

An exceptional chambers – capable of dealing with anything we can instruct them on, and a junior bar of extremely intelligent and approachable lawyers.’

Excellent set with highly rated juniors and silks. Excellent strength and depth.’

2 Bedford Row are renowned for housing some of the best Barristers in London. They are a set to be relied upon and produce exceptional pupils and junior tenants. It is evident as to how busy they are when it is sometimes the case that the Barristers briefed are unavailable for the hearings. Every Solicitor who uses 2BR are aware of those who are exceptional and it is those that we all strive and battle against to instruct.

Exceptional chambers, with a huge tranche of experienced counsel, capable of dealing with anything we can instruct them on, and a junior bar of extremely intelligent and approachable lawyers.’


The clerks team are a very professional outfit. They are very responsive. Particular mention should go to Paul Rodgers, who is a pleasure to deal with.’

The Clerks are friendly and professional, they can be called upon to change the diary at the last minute in an attempt to satisfy the demands of Solicitors, whilst not all requests can be met, attempts are made nonetheless.’

For an exceptionally busy set the clerks give a strong, friendly, personal service. Paul Rogers is very knowledgeable efficient and helpful. John Grimmer remains without parallel, combining the very best traditions of the old fashioned clerk (approachable, good humoured and diplomatic) with the sharpest business brain going.’

The clerks room at 2 Bedford Row is a combination of good knowledge and a strong work ethic. The clerks are well led by John Grimmer and Paul Rodgers and are always on hand to assist and accommodate instructing solicitors.’

2 Bedford Row is an extremely strong set and offers high calibre and hardworking counsel. The Clerks headed by John Grimmer and Paul Rodgers are first class, they are knowledgeable and experienced and are always willing to accommodate. This ethos has filtered down and throughout the entire clerks room.’

Fraud: crime Tier 1

A 'top criminal law set' with 'tremendous strength in depth', 2 Bedford Row covers the gamut of tax fraud, bribery, corruption, and insider dealing, with particular focus on the intersection of fraud and business crime. Stan Reiz QC represented an alleged ringleader in a high-value investment fraud case involving coloured diamonds, the matter attracting media attention as a co-defendant previously appeared on The Only Way is Essex. In a separate case, Sean Hammond is instructed in a multi-defendant case concerning an alleged pension liberation fraud. Simon Baker QC was appointed to silk in 2021.

Leading Silks

Christine Agnew QC2 Bedford RowChristine is meticulously prepared and has a steely focus on the essentials of a case – she cuts through the peripherals.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Dean George QC - 2 Bedford RowDean is hard working and wonderfully smooth.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jim Sturman QC2 Bedford RowJim’s work ethic is second to none. His level of detail when preparing a case is unrivalled.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Milliken-Smith QC2 Bedford RowA silk who never fails to impress.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Whittam QC - Matrix Chambers 'Richard has an exceptional ability to predict how matters will play out and is able to cut through to the key issue of a case. He has a real presence in the court room and commands the respect of the court.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Kieran Vaughan QC2 Bedford RowKieran is an absolute class act who can charm even the toughest judge or jury.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Stan Reiz QC2 Bedford RowA formidable advocate who is well-respected and well-regarded in the industry. A top-drawer silk who is unfazed under pressure. He is a great tactician.

2021 Silks

Simon Baker QC2 Bedford RowSimon is a highly effective advocate who provides very pragmatic and strategic advice. He can rapidly assimilate and absorb the minute details of very voluminous and complex cases.’

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Alastair Smith2 Bedford RowAlastair’s work ethic is second to none. A well-respected junior who is very compelling on his feet. Clients love his no-nonsense and professional approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ashraf Khan - 2 Bedford RowAshraf is a highly skilled advocate who prepares cases thoroughly and presents a forceful case before the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kevin Toomey2 Bedford RowKevin has an exceptional technical knowledge around the workings of financial markets; due to his background in this area, he has an unparalleled understanding of the way the markets work. He has a very good manner with clients and is able to distill the key issues in complex matters. His insight and clarity is greatly appreciated by clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Daniel2 Bedford RowThomas is an exceptional junior barrister. He is a very strong advocate, tremendously bright with excellent judgement, and is extremely hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sean Hammond - 2 Bedford RowSean knows when to charm and when to go into battle.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicholas James2 Bedford RowNicholas is a strong performer on his feet and juries appreciate his approachable style. An extremely hardworking junior - he knows the evidence back to front.'
Ranked: Tier 4



A top criminal law set.’

I have dealt with several barristers from 2 Bedford Row and have always been impressed with their professionalism, ability, and preparation.’

The best criminal/fraud set in London/South East. Tremendous strength in depth where only the highest standards are accepted and where a very strong work ethic is engendered from start of pupillage.’

2 Bedford Row rightly retains its pre-eminent position as the best set for members of the Bar practicing in criminal courts.’

2 Bedford Row is one of the leading sets in the country. They work tirelessly to offer the best service that you would expect from a leading chambers. They are supported by a tremendous team of very talented counsel.’


Each clerk has a hands on approach in cases where they will ensure that the best suited counsel will cover our cases and where instructed counsel are unable to cover, they will ensure that that any replacement is fully up to speed with the issues. They keep you informed from a diary management perspective and have a “can do” approach.’

Highly professional and approachable clerks.’

The clerks room is well-led by the respected John Grimmer.’

The best criminal clerks who excelled themselves during the pandemic crisis, the legendary John Grimmer worked tirelessly but also assisted many solicitors laid off as a result of the pandemic to get new jobs. Paul Rodgers and Joe Martin also burnished their reputations by working extraordinary hours to stay on top of what were daily disasters caused by Covid outbreaks at Courts.’

John Grimmer is an outstanding clerk who is supported by a talented team of junior clerks and assistants.’


Leading Silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowAside from his razor-sharp intellect and advocacy, he is incredibly client friendly, commercial and pragmatic. He understands the football world.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowHe has an exceptional grasp of procedure and put parties at ease whilst clearly communicating his logic and his decisions.
Ranked: Tier 3

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 2

2 Bedford Row is a destination preferred by both corporate and individual clients for high-profile investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, market abuse and misconduct, and sanctions violations, among others. Multiple set members are highly experienced in SFO investigations; in a recent standout highlight, Jim Sturman QC led a team on defending Ziad Akle, a former Unaoil executive, in relation to the SFO’s headline-grabbing investigation into bribery and corruption. Thomas Daniel was part of the SFO’s team in the Unaoil matter; following significant pandemic-related procedural complications, Akle was sentenced to five years imprisonment. Sturman heads up chambers alongside Brian Altman QC. Simon Baker QC took silk in 2021.

Leading Silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowJim Sturman has forensic detail on all his briefs and is rigorous in his preparation. His skills in cross-examination are peerless. He cuts through to the core issues and ensures the client is aware of every stage of the process they are in. He is a doyen of the criminal bar, and rightly so.
Ranked: Tier 1
Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowBrian is hugely experienced, strategically astute, has impeccable judgment of risk and commands the respect of both the client and the judiciary. An inspirational leader who demands high standards of himself and others. He is a role model in his capacity for hard work, attention to detail but never losing sight of the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Simon Baker QC - 2 Bedford RowSimon is a highly effective advocate who gives very pragmatic and strategic advice in applying an extensive knowledge of the law and broader commercial factors relevant to business crime and regulatory matters. Able to rapidly assimilate and absorb the meticulous detail of generally very voluminous and complex cases, Simon distils and anticipates issues at a very early stage and advises without delay.



‘I have dealt with several barristers from 2 Bedford Row and have always been impressed with their professionalism, ability, and preparation. In particular, in circumstances where a hearing has to be covered by Counsel whom is not generally instructed on the case, I have always had full confidence that the Chambers will provide Counsel of the appropriate experience and ability for the case.’

‘The set has some very strong members at all levels.’

‘2 Bedford Row is a very strong criminal and regulatory law set. They have some very good juniors coming up through the ranks as well.’


‘Head clerk John Grimmer is a delight to deal with and always goes the extra mile to meet client needs.’

‘The clerks are very professional and know the right fit of counsel for a particular case.’

‘John Grimmer is a legend. Paul Rodgers is a very fine clerk.’

‘Always excellent service from the clerks in those chambers.’

Health and safety Tier 2

An ‘impressive set with strength in depth’, the barristers at 2 Bedford Row act for both the prosecution and defence in high-profile cases involving corporate manslaughter and individual gross negligence manslaughter across such sectors as retail, construction, leisure, manufacturing, entertainment, and energy. Christine Agnew QC and Shauna Ritchie, prosecuted in R v Ace Waste Haulage Ltd and Evers, obtaining a conviction in the matter of corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences arising from an employee fatality at a waste processing plant. Alex Stein, leading Eleanor Sanderson, successfully limited the liability of the defendant company in Watford Borough Council v F & R Cawley Limited, which surrounded a fatality involving a truck with two road worthiness failings.

Leading Silks

Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowChristine is very measured in her advocacy but also knows exactly when it is beneficial and appropriate to be tenacious in order to achieve her objective.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Alex Stein - 2 Bedford RowAlex is a fantastic health and safety lawyer. He is able to discuss at length the intricacies of any case based on his knowledge of the relevant legislation and the case law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew McGee - 2 Bedford RowHis experience of criminal practice is virtually unrivalled in this sector. A heavyweight litigator in every respect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Shauna Ritchie - 2 Bedford RowThe reason for instructing Shauna is simple, as she gets good results for her clients. Her client care skills, Shauna's work ethic, coupled with her skill and experience, make her an extremely effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Eleanor Sanderson - 2 Bedford RowA definite strength is building relationships with clients, working collaboratively with those instructing.
Ranked: Tier 3
Quentin Hunt - 2 Bedford RowQuentin gets under the skin of his subject matter to go above and beyond for the client.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4



‘One of the top Health and Safety prosecution sets in London.’

‘2 Bedford Row is a heavyweight criminal regulatory set with real strength in depth across a wide array of regulatory disciplines.’

‘2 Bedford Row is an extremely strong set in relation to criminal, H&S and regulatory work.’

‘Excellent set.’

‘A very impressive set with strength in depth.’


‘The clerks’ room at 2 Bedford Row is a combination of good knowledge and a strong work ethic. The clerks are well led by John Grimmer and Paul Rodgers and are always on hand to assist and accommodate instructing solicitors.’

‘Paul Rodgers is always reliable.’

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowBrian is formidable. He sets high standards for all involved and has complete mastery of the detail of a case. Nothing gets past him and he is very effective in his advocacy in the role of counsel to the inquiry.
Ranked: Tier 2

Police law (defendant)

Leading Silks

Ian Stern QC - 2 Bedford RowHe fights hard for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 3

2 Bedford Row is praised as 'a well-oiled machine, from the clerks to its barristers'. Members of chambers are instructed in a broad range of cases, including ones involving medical professionals such as dentists and optometrists. Sam Thomas represented the GDC in proceedings concerning a Harley Street dentist - who had attracted media attention after treating a number of television personalities - who is alleged to have had sex with a patient at the Savoy Hotel hours after treating her.

Leading Juniors

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford RowHe provides consistently excellent analytical ability, identifying and addressing the key issues on each of the very many aspects. His drafting is clear, erudite, and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Saad - 2 Bedford RowIncredibly hard working, excellent with clients and his advocacy is first-class. Chris prepares meticulously and always delivers work to time and at a high level of quality.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sam Thomas - 2 Bedford RowA robust cross-examiner and a formidable advocate who presents in a clear and persuasive manner and always with the right level of charm and charisma.
Ranked: Tier 4



‘A set that offers highly skilled and experienced practitioners.’

‘A highly regarded team that is approachable and straight talking.’

‘The set is a well-oiled machine, from the clerks to its barristers; they just work brilliantly together, and it shows in the standard of its barristers, the results and its continued client pool of regulars.


‘Paul Rodgers is fantastic, approachable, responsive and knows his job inside out. An absolute pleasure.’

‘I cannot commend the clerks enough – they are very much the foundation of why the set is as highly regarded as it is. The client service that they provide is nothing short than exemplary; they treat you as if you are their only client and nothing is too much. Lee Bartlett, Paul Rodgers and Tom Powell are the shining ambassadors of what makes a class clerking act; friendly, approachable and take the time to know the instructing lawyers – just a few of the reasons why this set is used again and again. They are a credit to the set.’


Clients of 2 Bedford Row benefit from the knowledge, expertise and support of one of the country’s leading criminal and regulatory sets. Committed to all aspects of criminal law, the set 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 the ICTY in The Hague, the ECtHR, Privy Council, House of Lords (Supreme Court), Court of Appeal, Administrative Court and all courts and tribunals of first instance, as well as public inquiries, sports disciplinary tribunals and the Court of Arbitration for Sports. An increasing volume of the set’s work is international and members attend hearings around the globe.

The set: 2 Bedford Row serves a variety of clients, spanning national governments, international companies, local authorities and other public bodies, regulators, trade unions, and professional and sporting authorities, as well as individuals. It can call upon the combined expertise of 16 Queens Counsel and 59 juniors, including a Deputy High Court Judge, chambers has been home to two chairmen of the Bar Council and two chairmen of the Criminal Bar Association, senior treasury counsel, standing counsel to the Health and Safety Executive, and a number of recorders. Supporting them is a clerking team recognised by the leading publications as one of the best in the country.

Types of work undertaken:Crime: as one of the acknowledged Magic Circle criminal sets, 2 Bedford Row has an outstanding track record in high-profile trials, including corporate crimes and war crimes. Examples include News International phone hacking case for numerous individuals; Sgt Danny Nightingale; Levi Bellfield (Milly Dowler murder); Corporal Lee Clegg; the Hillsborough Football Stadium disaster; the Hatfield, Potters Bar and Tebay rail disasters; Copeland (Brixton nail bomber); Michael Stone; Colin Stagg; Tony Martin; Stephen Lawrence; Kenneth Noye (M25 murder); Barry George; and Vincent Taback (Joanna Yeates murder).

Fraud: criminal fraud is an important part of the set workload. Its members have appeared in complex, high-profile cases, including Asil Nadir, BAE, R v George & Ors, Operation Condor, Jubilee Line, Pharmaceuticals, Torex, Brent Walker, Cheney Pensions, Independent Insurance, Izodia plc, Levitt, Mabey & Johnson, and Robinsons (Solicitors).

Health and safety: 2 Bedford Row has particular expertise in health and safety enforcement work, including corporate and involuntary manslaughter, particularly in the construction and transport industries, Richard Matthews QC co-authors the leading textbook on the subject. Highlights include the Buncefield Oil Refinery fire, Chargot Ltd, R v Friskies Petcare (UK), R v Colthrop Board Mills, HSE v Nishimatsu Construction Company, HSE v ConocoPhilips; Balfour Beatty and the Hillsborough Inquests.

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

Financial services regulation: the team has considerable experience in FCA, SFO, DBE and HM Revenue & Customs investigations, prosecutions and appeals. Clients benefit in particular from the renowned advocacy skills that the team brings to proceedings.

Inquests and public inquiries: the regulatory group assists clients before coroners’ inquests and public inquiries, providing high-quality advice and representation. Examples include the de Menezes, Stephen Lawrence, Victoria Climbie, Shipman, Ashwood Special Hospital and Duggan inquiries.

Sports law: members also frequently appear before professional sporting tribunals, notably in premiership football but also in athletics, rugby and cricket, and represent many individual athletes and players.

International work: the set members have undertaken work in the US, West Indies, Middle East, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and most of mainland Europe. They can work in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Krio (Sierra Leone), Russian and Serbo-Croat.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk John Grimmer
First junior clerk Paul Rodgers
Members of Chambers CLEGG QC, William (1972)
Members of Chambers STURMAN QC, Jim (1982)
Members of Chambers GODFREY QC, Howard (1970)
Members of Chambers GRIFFITHS QC, Peter (1970)
Members of Chambers WOLKIND QC, Michael (1976)
Members of Chambers KOVALEVSKY QC, Richard (1983)
Members of Chambers AYLING QC, Tracy (1983)
Members of Chambers STERN QC, Ian (1983)
Members of Chambers MILLIKEN-SMITH QC, Mark (1986)
Members of Chambers ALTMAN QC, Brian (1981)
Members of Chambers WHITTAM QC, Richard (1983)
Members of Chambers MATTHEWS QC, Richard (1989)
Members of Chambers ARMSTRONG QC, Dean (1985)
Members of Chambers VULLO QC, Stephen (1996)
Member of Chambers VAUGHAN QC, Kieran (1993)
Members of Chambers VULLO QC, Stephen (1996)
Members of Chambers AGNEW QC, Christine (1992)
Member of Chambers GREEN QC, Sam (1998)
Members of Chambers SWEET QC, Louise (1994)
Member of Chambers BEHARRYLAL QC, Anand (1997)
Members of Chambers CONWAY, Charles (1969)
Members of Chambers INGRAM, Nigel (1972)
Members of Chambers HALSEY, Mark (1972)
Members of Chambers CAUDLE, John (1976)
Members of Chambers ABELL, Anthony (1977)
Members of Chambers GILBERT, Barry (1978)
Members of Chambers DODD, Margaret (1979)*
Members of Chambers HAYNES, Michael (1979)
Members of Chambers LEVY, Michael (1979)
Members of Chambers LIVINGSTON, John (1980)
Members of Chambers DONNELLY, John (1983)
Members of Chambers KING, Gelaga (1985)
Members of Chambers KENDAL, Timothy (1985)
Members of Chambers McMEEKIN, Ian (1987)*
Members of Chambers RUSH, Craig (1989)
Members of Chambers BARRACLOUGH, Nick (1990)
Members of Chambers HAMMOND, Sean (1991)
Members of Chambers FERGUSON, Stephen (1991)
Members of Chambers CHARBIT, Valerie (1992)
Members of Chambers BUDWORTH, Adam (1992)
Members of Chambers EPSTEIN, Michael (1992)
Members of Chambers HURLOCK, John (1993)
Members of Chambers FERRY-SWAINSON, Richard (1994)
Members of Chambers COMPTON, Allan (1994)
Member of Chambers STEIN, Alex (1998)
Member of Chambers DINEEN, Maria (1997)
Member of Chambers BEHARRYLAL, Anand (1997)
Members of Chambers HODIVALA, Jamas (1998)
Members of Chambers BAKER, Simon (1998)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Ashraf (1999)
Members of Chambers McGEE, Andrew (1999)
Members of Chambers CAREY, Jacqueline (1999)
Members of Chambers LANGLEY, Charles (1999)
Members of Chambers KING, Emma (1999)
Members of Chambers GARSON, Robert (1999)*
Members of Chambers HUNT, Quentin (2000)
Members of Chambers RITCHIE, Shauna (2000)
Members of Chambers LLEWELLYN-WATERS, Hanna (2000)
Members of Chambers OAKLEY, Louise (2001)
Members of Chambers POWER, Archangelo (2001)
Members of Chambers GEORGE, Dean (2002)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, James (2002)
Members of Chambers MAGEE, Samuel (2003)
Members of Chambers TOOMEY, Kevin (2004)
Members of Chambers SINGH, Sandesh (2004)
Members of Chambers SANDERSON, Eleanor (2005)
Members of Chambers BONEHILL, Nick (2006)
Members of Chambers STOTON, Austin (2007)
Members of Chambers MARTIN, Christopher (2008)
Members of Chambers MILNER, Jonas (2008)
Members of Chambers PEHAR, Vedrana (2008)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Michael (2008)*
Members of Chambers DANIEL, Thomas (2009)
Members of Chambers PATIENCE, David (2009)
Members of Chambers SAAD, Christopher (2009)
Members of Chambers EWINGS, David (2009)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Sam (2011)
Members of Chambers BREWER, Charlotte (2012)
Members of Chambers WARD, Jessica (2012)
Members of Chambers JONES, Helen (2013)
Members of Chambers SWEETLAND, Lucy (2014)
Members of Chambers * Associate tenant
Nick Barraclough (1990)
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 Anthony Abell  photo Anthony Abell Barrister specialising in crime; undertakes prosecutions and defences; frequently instructed to lead…
 Christine Agnew photo Christine Agnew Christine prosecutes and defends  the most serious and complex criminal cases. Her…
 Brian Altman photo Brian Altman Brian advises prominent national and multinational corporations at board level in such fields…
 Tracy Ayling photo Tracy Ayling Specialist Criminal Practitioner – Defence and Prosecution. Defends in serious sex cases,…
Mr Simon Baker  photo Mr Simon Baker Barrister specialising in business and regulatory fraud, money laundering and serious crime.…
 Nick Barraclough photo Nick Barraclough Nick Barraclough is known as criminal defence advocate who has a knack…
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 Charlotte Brewer  photo Charlotte Brewer Barrister, specialising in criminal law. Frequently instructed to defend and prosecute in…
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 John A Caudle  photo John A Caudle Barrister specialising in both prosecution and defence of serious crime; for further…
 William Clegg photo William Clegg Barrister specialising in white-collar fraud, corporate manslaughter/gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety,…
 Allan Compton  photo Allan Compton Regularly leads in serious crime, particularly violence and drugs. Also undertakes police…
 Charles Conway  photo Charles Conway Barrister specialising in serious crime, fraud, money laundering, heavy drugs cases and…
 Thomas Daniel  photo Thomas Daniel Barrister specialising in criminal law, particularly financial crime and the proceeds of…
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 Dean Robert George  photo Dean Robert George Crime; human rights (in the context of criminal cases); courts martial; quasi-criminal…
 Barry Gilbert  photo Barry Gilbert Barrister specialising in crime, including firearms, fraud, drug trafficking and confiscation; extensive…
 Howard Godfrey photo Howard Godfrey Specialises in fraud and financial services, including tax, VAT, insolvency, asset recovery…
 Peter Griffiths photo Peter Griffiths Fraud: Peter is a corporate fraud specialist and is regularly instructed to…
 Mark Halsey  photo Mark Halsey Barrister specialising in crime. Grade four prosecutor. Specialist fraud panel level four.…
 Sean Hammond  photo Sean Hammond Experienced leading Junior specialising in fraud and serious organised crime. He also…
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 Quentin Hunt  photo Quentin Hunt Quentin Hunt has a wealth of experience in defending and prosecuting in…
 John Hurlock  photo John Hurlock Barrister specialising in fraud, drugs, money laundering, confiscation, health and safety, financial…
 Timothy Kendal  photo Timothy Kendal Senior barrister specialising in fraud , market abuse, regulatory/disciplinary tribunals and asset…
 Ashraf Khan  photo Ashraf Khan A specialist in serious crime, complex fraud, professional discipline, compliance, civil recovery…
 Emma King  photo Emma King Specialises in asset forfeiture, fraud and financial regulatory work and is currently…
 Gelaga King  photo Gelaga King Leading junior specialising in serious crime and regulatory law. Regularly instructed as…
 Charles Langley  photo Charles Langley Instructed in all types of serious criminal cases, including murder, sexual offences,…
 Michael Levy  photo Michael Levy Senior barrister specialising in serious crime and complex fraud. Michael has an…
 John Livingston  photo John Livingston Barrister specialising in prosecution and defence of all forms of crime, including…
 Hanna Llewellyn-Waters  photo Hanna Llewellyn-Waters Hanna Llewellyn-Waters prosecutes and defends allegation of serious crime. She is regularly…
 Samuel Magee  photo Samuel Magee Sam is a specialist criminal regulatory and sports disciplinary counsel. Practicing in…
Mr Christopher Martin  photo Mr Christopher Martin Christopher has a very busy private and legal aid Crown Court practice…
 Richard Matthews photo Richard Matthews Barrister specialising in crime, health and safety enforcement, environmental (crime), copyright (crime),…
 Andrew McGee  photo Andrew McGee Barrister specialising in crime (including Regulatory and HSE); for more information visit…
 Mark Milliken-Smith photo Mark Milliken-Smith Recognised by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 as a leading silk…
 Jonas Milner  photo Jonas Milner Jonas joined Chambers as a tenant in 2010 following the successful completion…
 David Patience  photo David Patience Barrister specialising in serious crime, fraud, professional discipline, inquests and judicial review.…
 Archangelo Power  photo Archangelo Power Archangelo’s practice encompasses all areas of serious criminal law. The spectrum ranges…
Mr Stan Reiz  photo Mr Stan Reiz Barrister specialising in defending cases involving substantial financial crime, including complex fraud,…
 Shauna Ritchie  photo Shauna Ritchie Specialises in all areas of crime (prosecution and defence) and health and…
 Craig Rush  photo Craig Rush Barrister specialising in criminal regulatory work, firearms and general crime; cases of…
Mr Christopher Saad  photo Mr Christopher Saad Ranked in the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Fraud. “Very bright…
 Eleanor Sanderson  photo Eleanor Sanderson Criminal barrister specialising in financial crime (serious fraud and money laundering offences;…
 Alex Stein photo Alex Stein Health and Safety and Regulatory Law
 Ian Stern photo Ian Stern Barrister; specialises in professional discipline and regulation, inquests, fraud. For further information…
Dr Austin Stoton  photo Dr Austin Stoton Barrister specialising in health and safety enforcement and business and financial crime.…
 Jim Sturman photo Jim Sturman Barrister specialising in: fraud, international crime, criminal, health and safety, and sports…
Ms Louise Sweet photo Ms Louise Sweet Fields: Crime and Regulatory. Louise is trusted in complex, emotive and high…
 Kevin Toomey  photo Kevin Toomey Specialist in all areas of crime. For further information visit

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