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


Leading junior. Criminal defence; appellate work; specialises in heavy fraud, money laundering, confiscation and restraint, and business crime. Represents companies, directors and other professionals. Also, conducts judicial review, regulatory and disciplinary work, including sports law. Notable cases include: R v larcombe and ors (Royal Correspondent at The Sun newspaper charged with making corrupt payments to a public officiail); R v Pyatt and ors (District Reporter at The Sun newspaper charged with making corrupt payments to public officials); R v Davies and ors (£8m mortgage fraud); R v Majeed and ors (Pakistan cricketers case); R v Westfield (spot-fixing in county cricket match); R v Warman and ors (Inland Revenue fraud); Sheldrake v DPP (reverse burden of proof); EA v O’Grady (depositing 27,000 tonnes of waste); MMO v Craig and ors (prosecution for breach of fishing quotas); R v O’Dowd (use of disputed bad character evidence); O v UK (compatibility of s25 POA with Article 5 ECHR); R v Chargot and ors (what the HSE must prove in proceedings under ss2, 3 and 37 HSWA ); R v (Agchemaccess) v HSE Inspector (challenge to prohibition and enforcement notices issued under the Plant Protection Product Regulations 2011, together with a claim for £3.7m damages); R (AM and ors) v Home Secretary and ors (whether SoS should have ordered a public inquiry into the riots at Harmondsworth IRC); R (Robin Murray) v Lord Chancellor (closure of Sittingbourne Magistrates’ Courts); Kovet v FIFA and ors (CAS appeal in relation to alleged forgery of players signature on football contract); Re Player A (independent disclosure counsel instructed in Premiership transfer deal); Re Player X (CAS appeal in relation to TUE for premiership footballer). For further information visit www.2bedfordrow.co.uk or www.jamashodivala.com.


Called 1998; Lincoln’s Inn.


CBA; South-Eastern Circuit.


King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford; Leicester University (LLB Hons); Inns of Court School of Law.