Emma King > Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC
2 Bedford Row
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Specialises in asset forfeiture, fraud and financial regulatory work and is currently appointed to the Attorney General’s unified prosecution B list. In the field of asset forfeiture she is experienced at dealing with restraint, management receivership, confiscation and enforcement receivership including the drafting and variation of orders. She has acted as junior counsel for the Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office in proceedings that resulted in the second largest confiscation order ever obtained by RCPO and is familiar with the arguments on calculation of benefit, apportionment and hidden assets. She has experience of multimillion-pound enforcement receivership proceedings. In 2008 she attained a Diploma in Investment Compliance from the Securities and Investments Institute and through this has a thorough knowledge of Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulation and the FSA Handbook. She has experience of accountancy disciplinary cases through undertaking a secondment to the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board during which she worked on the investigation into the conduct of Deloitte & Touche in respect of services provided to MG Rover. Emma has particular experience in MTIC (Missing Trader Intra Community) VAT fraud and spent a number of years working on a series of these trials. She also has experience of duty diversion fraud, international revenue share fraud and money laundering cases. She has been instructed by the SFO Mutual Legal Assistance department to assist with a number of cases, mainly involving overseas corruption. She has acted on behalf of DBIS in relation to Insolvency Act offences. Emma has conducted a number of Legal Professional Privilege reviews, including attending searches as independent counsel and has been instructed by the SFO to conduct a large-scale LPP review. She is experienced in cases involving issues of Public Interest Immunity. She has conducted numerous PII hearings and regularly advises on such matters. See www.2bedfordrow.co.uk for further information.


Called 1999; Inner Temple.


CBA; South Eastern Circuit.


The Alice Ottley School, Worcester; Lincoln College, Oxford (BA (Hons)); MA.