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


Stan Reiz QC specialises in defending cases of substantial fraud, international money laundering arrangements, murder and large scale drug trafficking. He advises pre-charge in complex and lengthy financial crime investigations, and on appeal in post-conviction cases.

Recent cases include successfully defending a HNWI prosecuted for cheating the public revenue; representing the only defendant to avoid conviction for fraud in a multi-handed ‘boiler room’ case involving the payday loans market; defending a man accused of murder during an armed raid at a home in the north-west; successfully challenging fitness to plead in a contested hearing for a defendant accused of the murder of a fellow patient at a care home; acting for one of five defendants accused of participating in the execution of a drug dealer; and acting for a company director and practising doctor charged with a £1.1 million fraud on a healthcare company.

Mr Reiz QC is also presently instructed to represent the lead defendant in a case which concerns the importation of hundreds of kgs of class A drugs; he represents a defendant accused of the joint enterprise murder of a 16 year old; he is instructed by the lead defendant charged with the murder with a shotgun of a male in a taxi and he acts for a woman who is one of nine defendants accused of the planned revenge murder of a man in the Midlands.


Called (2001)

Recorder (2018)

QC (2020)


Criminal Bar Association

Fraud Lawyers Association


LLB (With Honours) University of Warwick

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

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.

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.

London Bar > Crime

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Stan Reiz QC2 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.