Set Profile > 2 Bedford Row > London, England

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

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 1

In the words of one client, 2 Bedford Row is a 'first choice for white-collar crime'. The set houses a team with an established track record acting in prominent cases involving multi-jurisdictional bribery and corruption, and are also instructed in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations. In the junior ranks, Thomas Daniel is acting for the SFO in the long-running investigation concerning Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice; in December 2019, two former directors of Serco were charged with fraud by false representation and false accounting.

Leading Silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowA star performer in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowA leader who cuts through to the essence of a case. When you instruct him, he inspires huge confidence. A true luminary. Above all, in heavy business and regulatory crime and investigatory cases, he is truly fearless.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowAn outstanding silk.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Thomas Daniel - 2 Bedford RowA fantastic asset to have on your team. An extraordinary strategist. A super-talented lawyer; a star.
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford RowHe has an incredible brain.
Ranked: Tier 3

Crime Tier 1

Viewed as 'a first-class set of criminal chambers', 2 Bedford Row has 'strength in depth at all levels' and houses 'highly skilled and dedicated barristers'. Chambers is well known for prosecuting and defending in complex, high-profile criminal cases. Kieran Vaughan QC defended Yosef Ahmed, an 18-year-old man who was charged, alongside 22-year-old Kamal Hussain, with the murder of Zahir Visiter; the defendants attempted to evade arrest by hiding inside London Central Mosque in Regent's Park. Ahmed was acquitted of both murder and manslaughter, while Hussain was acquitted of murder but received a conviction for manslaughter. In another high-profile case, Louise Sweet QC and Alastair Smith defended a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man, respectively, who were acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney. 2020 was a busy year for the set: Stan Reiz QC and Samuel Magee QC both took silk; Nick James joined the set from Furnival Chambers; William Clegg QC retired from practice.

Leading Silks

Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowA real heavyweight at the Criminal Bar. He is very hard working and hard as nails. His attention to detail is excellent but does not stop him from making the broad points in a very jury-friendly manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowIn a profession where there are quite a few stellar names, Jim Sturman QC is the brightest star. His experience of high profile matters is unparalleled, his knowledge of the law unequalled and his ability to nurture a jury in the palm of his hands is unrivalled. Mix in a hard work ethic, rapier wit and client charm and you have the perfect silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowHe can give clear advice in a sensitive way.
Ranked: Tier 2
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 2
Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowShe is a very strong advocate. She is able to explain complex matter to a jury with ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tracy Ayling QC - 2 Bedford RowShe has extensive knowledge in her subject areas and is widely recognised as an expert in sex and sexual grooming cases. She is excellent with defendants and takes time to explain all matters clearly - thus gaining their confidence. Her legal knowledge is right up to date and she makes cogent, persuasive, succinct, focused submissions at all times. She has a tactical brain that not only considers her own case but the other cases around her. She is an all round top performer.
Ranked: Tier 2

Louise Sweet QC - 2 Bedford Row ‘Extremely hard-working and conscientious. Has an absolutely indomitable approach to the case which is seemingly undeterred by the difficulties presented and yields very good results.

Ranked: Tier 3
Anand Beharrylal QC - 2 Bedford RowHis easy charm puts clients at ease immediately.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Dean George QC - 2 Bedford RowAn extremely diligent silk.

2020 Silks

Samuel Magee QC - 2 Bedford RowExtremely professional, competent, capable and professional. Extremely hard working, diligent and juries love him. Has the ability to put clients at ease. One of a kind!
Stan Reiz QC - 2 Bedford RowStan is an amazing and underrated talent. A very smooth advocate.

Leading Juniors

Christopher Martin - 2 Bedford RowWhat Mr Martin does not know about criminal law and the Criminal Procedure Rules is not worth knowing. He is extremely thorough and there is never an angle he does not explore in any and every case. He is approachable and quick to identify and adapt to each individual client's personal needs. Mr Martin is passionate and genuinely cares for his clients and their cases - each one is important to him.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Patience - 2 Bedford RowHe prosecutes challenging cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Rush - 2 Bedford RowCraig is a confident advocate. He holds the respect and attention of the court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sean Hammond - 2 Bedford RowSean is tactically astute, a brilliant intelligent advocate who is also very good at out of court negotiations. Sean can be instructed in criminal, civil and tax tribunal work which means he usually has the edge over barristers who only work on one of these areas.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ashraf Khan - 2 Bedford RowAshraf is a particularly strong junior in serious crime and fraud. He has a dry wit that can wither any hostile witness' testimony with ease. He has a huge practice nationally in complex crime. A very safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Langley - 2 Bedford RowCharles is an outstanding barrister. He is regularly instructed by my firm in the most serious cases which he always conducts with the utmost skill and expertise. However, the feature of his work that stands out is his dedication to his client.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Levy - 2 Bedford RowA strong court presence, and good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Shauna Ritchie - 2 Bedford RowShauna has a unique combination of both criminal and regulatory expertise (particularly health & safety, fire and environmental). Shauna is meticulous in her preparation and has the ability and presence to put clients at ease in what are often stressful situations. A very meticulous and accomplished barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Saad - 2 Bedford RowChris is an excellent counsel and have only ever obtained excellent results with him. The clients welcome his friendly but very realistic and sensible approach and he is always able to step back and get the client to assess the wider context of the case. Professional and knowledgeable Chris takes the lead in a case and I have always been impressed with him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nick Barraclough - 2 Bedford RowNick is an intelligent strategic thinker and a brilliant advocate. He works extremely hard on cases to achieve the best outcome for the client. A very personable and good leading junior. Universally liked.
Ranked: Tier 3

Jacqueline Carey - 2 Bedford Row ‘Jacqueline is exceptional. She is hard working. Her written work is clear and concise and her advocacy excellent. She develops good client relations and is good to work with. Very hardworking and instils trust and confidence in clients.

Ranked: Tier 3
Alastair Smith - 2 Bedford RowHe is a safe pair of hands on any case. He is meticulous in his approach and every point is carefully considered and throughout. He leaves no stone unturned in the preparation of a case to ensure every avenue has been explored. He thinks outside the box and uses the law to skilfully apply pressure to the prosecution to achieve the best results for the client.
Ranked: Tier 4

Fraud: crime Tier 1

2 Bedford Row is an 'excellent' set that houses a team noted for its 'experienced strength in depth'. New silk appointment Stan Reiz QC (as a junior) was instructed in Operation Surging, a money laundering case involving over 20 defendants; at the junior end, Simon Baker is defending Dominic Chappell against allegations of tax fraud, arising from Chappell's takeover of BHS from Sir Philip Green. In a boost to the set, 2020 saw Nick James join from Furnival Chambers.

Leading Silks

Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford Row ‘She never shies away from a fight.

Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowAn outstanding silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowHis calm demeanour sits well with high profile clients and his vice like grip on the evidence never fails to impress.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kieran Vaughan QC - 2 Bedford RowJuries love him, as do judges, and he has the ability to cut to the heart of even the most complex fraud.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Dean George QC - 2 Bedford RowA silk with great tactical nous.

2020 Silks

Stan Reiz QC - 2 Bedford RowHe is one of the most formidable advocates out there. He is well respected and when he speaks in the courtroom everyone listens. He is very persuasive. His knowledge of the law is extraordinary and his client care magnificent. He works tirelessly to achieve the best results for his client.

2021 Silks

Simon Baker QC - 2 Bedford RowImmensely talented and a formidable advocate both on his feet and in written submissions and commands great respect from the Judiciary.

Leading Juniors

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford RowA strategic and empathic barrister. Excellent preparation and a commanding presence in negotiations. Great client communication skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alastair Smith - 2 Bedford RowHe is meticulous in his approach and every point is carefully considered and throughout. He leaves no stone unturned in the preparation of a case to ensure every avenue has been explored. He thinks outside the box and uses the law to skilfully apply pressure to the prosecution to achieve the best results for the client.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ashraf Khan - 2 Bedford RowHe is a particularly strong junior in serious crime and fraud. He has a dry wit that can wither any hostile witness testimony with ease. He has a huge practice nationally in complex crime. A very safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kevin Toomey - 2 Bedford RowKevin has an exceptional technical knowledge around the workings of the financial markets and as a former senior trader himself has an unparalleled understanding of the way the markets work. He has a very good manner with clients and is able to distil the key issues in complex matters so as to focus the client’s attentions upon the salient points in the case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Daniel - 2 Bedford RowThomas is a fantastic asset to have on your team. He uses technology to his advantage, an area which many Counsel often shy away from. In depth analysis of the evidence by using all applications under the sun are one of his main strengths.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sean Hammond - 2 Bedford RowSean has an exceptional practice no doubt down to his willingness to get stuck in. His reason and judgement shine through and are clear in all the cases which I have had the pleasure to witness. He is well respected by both his peers at the bar and further within the world of those who instruct the bar.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4


Leading Silks

Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowHe's excellent. Still the man to talk in a disputed regulatory/disciplinary hearing.
Ranked: Tier 1

Health and safety Tier 2

2 Bedford Row is 'strong in the field of health and safety' thanks to its 'strength in depth' of counsel. In one example instruction, Richard Matthews QC successfully defended steel company Celsa against charges of corporate manslaughter following an explosion at a steelworks in Wales, in which two factory workers were killed. The company was convicted of breaching health and safety regulations by failing to make a risk assessment – a lesser offence to the charge of manslaughter – and ordered to pay a £1.8m fine.

Leading Silks

Richard Matthews QC - 2 Bedford RowHe is incredibly bright, unbeatable on the law, and an effortless courtroom advocate; equally effective with judges and juries. He is also is a real team player with a relentless work ethic, and always has an eye on the the big picture strategy. When the stakes are at their highest, he is the man you want on your side.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowChristine is extremely knowledgeable and a real team player, who rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck in. Christine deals skilfully with intricate legal problems, difficult witnesses and tactical issues. She is robust but calm when dealing with tricky judges and opponents. A pleasure to work with and particularly responsive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford RowJim is an outstanding performer in court before a jury. He is my first choice for representing individuals who find themselves in regulatory difficulties. Top-class performer.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Shauna Ritchie - 2 Bedford RowShauna has a unique combination of both criminal and regulatory expertise (particularly health & safety, fire and environmental). Shauna is meticulous in her preparation and has the ability and presence to put clients at ease. Her her track record of success speaks for itself.
Ranked: Tier 3
Eleanor Sanderson - 2 Bedford RowA very responsive and hands-on barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew McGee - 2 Bedford RowA fearless advocate who is excellent in Court and you feel happy instructing on the most serious of matters. He displays superb judgement allied with a strong intellect.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alex Stein - 2 Bedford RowA very bright and a great regulatory crime lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 4
Austin Stoton - 2 Bedford RowAustin is very responsive, easy to work with, gets on well with clients, and understands the key issue quickly. Adept at technically detailed cases and friendly to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

Brian Altman QC - 2 Bedford RowStrategic nous and his judgement is impeccable. He works incredibly hard and delivers, and is someone you can trust with absolute confidence on a difficult case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Police law (defendant)

Leading Silks

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


Leading Silks

Richard Matthews QC - 2 Bedford RowFrighteningly intelligent with truly excellent forensic criminal acumen, he is the go-to barrister for serious or technical environmental matters.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 3

2 Bedford Row is 'a solid set with a good reputation'. In recent instructions of note, Ian Stern QC represented a GP, who was accused of, among other matters, conducting the termination of a pregnancy at a facility not licensed for abortions – there was found to be no case to answer. Timothy Kendal is active in solicitors work, and a number of members of chambers are active in optical matters, primarily on the defence side.

Leading Silks

Ian Stern QC - 2 Bedford RowEasy to work with, worldly, intelligent and sensible.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Milliken-Smith QC - 2 Bedford RowA first-rate brain with gravitas.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Timothy Kendal - 2 Bedford RowA tenacious and confident operator who finds a way to win.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Saad - 2 Bedford RowChris is very personable and his calm demeanour is reassuring to clients within the run up to, and during hearings. He understands the facts of a case quickly and from the perspective of an instructing solicitor, he is very easy to approach and likes to share ideas regarding hearing preparation and tactics.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sam Thomas - 2 Bedford RowOne of his greatest strengths is his advocacy skills. He is both articulate and persuasive and his delivery is accurately pitched to suit the tribunal he is addressing.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

2 Bedford Row specialises in criminal, fraud, health and safety, regulatory, and sports law. In recent news, Stan Reiz QC and Samuel Magee QC took silk in March 2020. Strengthening the set at the junior end, Sasha Bailey and Ashley Hendron have joined from 187 Fleet Street Chambers and Carmelite Chambers respectively. Also of note, Chris Saad has been appointed as a chair of the Safeguarding and Protection Committee by the Lawn Tennis Association.



All the clerks are very helpful and have never failed to assist me when I have had to instruct counsel at the last minute.

All the clerks are very professional. John Grimmer in particular understands what solicitors require and always ensures those requirements are met.

Clerks are very professional with an excellent team spirit and as a client I feel valued and always looked after in terms of communication and updates.

Due to our longstanding relationship with Chambers we have built an excellent working relationship with the Clerks.

I deal directly with John Grimmer. A real gentleman who shepherds his barristers expertly. He is incredibly easy to deal with, pragmatic, flexible and always provides excellent advice.

Paul is efficient in dealing with queries and issues that have come up. He is also willing to go beyond his “clerk centered” duties to assist us.

The clerks are really helpful and efficient. Paul Rodgers is one of the best in London.


2 Bedford Row are now real heavy weights in all areas of regulatory crime. The set houses a number of barristers who are not only good technical lawyers but are also brilliant advocates.

2 Bedford Row is a good all round set delivering a high calibre service in Crime, Fraud and Regulatory matters.

2 Bedford Row is one of the best chambers out there. They are a dream to work with from a practitioners point of view. Very able and very dedicated in providing a first class service.

2 Bedford Row is one of the leading Crime sets and have always provided a very effective service to solicitors and their clients.

2 Bedford Row is one of the leading sets in the country for criminal regulatory work (including health and safety). Their Counsel are excellent, and Chambers has real strength in depth.

One of the best, if not the best, sets in the country in the fields of crime, business investigations and corporate governance, inquiry and inquest work, regulatory work and health and safety work.

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.


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.

For more details please see the website.


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…
Mr Anand Beharrylal photo Mr Anand Beharrylal Queen’s Counsel, Barrister (England and Wales) and Attorney at Law (Trinidad and…
 Charlotte Brewer  photo Charlotte Brewer Barrister, specialising in criminal law. Frequently instructed to defend and prosecute in…
 Adam Budworth  photo Adam Budworth Criminal barrister. Specialises in all areas of criminal law but particularly consumer…
 Jacqueline Carey  photo Jacqueline Carey Barrister; prosecutes and defends in London and the South East and has…
 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…
 John Donnelly  photo John Donnelly Barrister specialising in crime. Grade four prosecutor. Specialist fraud panel level four.…
 Stephen Michael Ferguson  photo Stephen Michael Ferguson Target criminals, murder, money laundering offences, large scale drug importations, asset forfeiture…
 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…
 Michael Haynes  photo Michael Haynes Barrister specialising in crime; for more information visit
 Jamas Hodivala  photo Jamas Hodivala Leading junior. Criminal defence; appellate work; specialises in heavy fraud, money laundering,…
 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…
 Gelaga King  photo Gelaga King Leading junior specialising in serious crime and regulatory law. Regularly instructed as…
 Emma King  photo Emma King Specialises in asset forfeiture, fraud and financial regulatory work and is currently…
 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…
 Louise Oakley  photo Louise Oakley Louise is a junior barrister who has experience in all forms of…
 David Patience  photo David Patience Barrister specialising in serious crime, fraud, professional discipline, inquests and judicial review.…
 Vedrana Pehar  photo Vedrana Pehar Specialises in general crime, extradition, regulatory and professional discipline, fraud and other…
 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;…
 Sandesh Singh  photo Sandesh Singh Barrister specialising in general crime, fraud and professional discipline and regulation. For…
 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
 Stephen Vullo photo Stephen Vullo Stephen Vullo QC has been instructed in many of the most high…
 Richard Whittam photo Richard Whittam Regularly instructed to appear as leading counsel in the most serious and…
 Michael Wolkind photo Michael Wolkind Michael Wolkind QC has acted in more than 240 murders and in…

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