Charles Langley > Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Instructed in all types of serious criminal cases, including murder, sexual offences, large scale drug importations, asset forfeiture and confiscation and white-collar fraud. He is increasingly instructed as a leading junior. Regularly chosen to represent the most serious criminals. Instructed in R v Gunn, a case involving the corruption of police officers within the Nottingham Constabulary by a man said by the Crown to be one of the country’s most dangerous criminals. In R v Reed, he successfully defended a family accused of having a shoot out with a rival family through the streets of Coventry. He has appeared as a junior in numerous high-profile gang murders, as well as cases of ‘baby shaking’. He has been involved in a number of large confiscation and forfeiture hearings. Acted as the junior in R v Carmona (the guideline case on recommendations for deportation) which involved significant arguments on European Law and regulations. Recent cases of note include junior in R v AI-Issa, the first ever Film Tax Credit and VAT fraud prosecution; R v Patel, multi-million pound pan-European carbon credit trading fraud; R v McDonald, defendant acquitted of the murder of his ex-partner by strangulation; and R v McLean, large-scale mortgage and money laundering case resulting in the acquittal of the defendant. Significant private client practice in road traffic cases, representing a number of high-profile clients. Direct access barrister. Contact via email or on 020 7440 8888. For further information visit


Called 1999; Middle Temple. 2014, called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.




Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit.


Berkhamstead School; University of Hull (BA Hons History); City University (PGDL); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).


Interest in all sports, playing rugby, watching Watford FC.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Charles Langley2 Bedford RowCharles has developed into a formidable lawyer. He provides very clear well argued advice, and is very approachable and open to discussing matters. His client care is very good. He is a very experienced calming presence in court, and is extremely well respected.