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Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC
2 Bedford Row
LONDON
WC1R 4BU
England

Position

Specialises in all areas of crime (prosecution and defence) and health and safety, including inquests. For more information, please see www.2bedfordrow.co.uk.

Career

Called 2000, Lincoln’s Inn.

Memberships

SE Circuit; CBA; Health and Safety Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Education

Strathearn School, Belfast; King’s College, London (1999 LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Health and safety

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Shauna Ritchie2 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.

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.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Shauna Ritchie2 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.

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.