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 is an outstanding barrister. He is regularly instructed by my firm in the most serious cases which he always conducts with the utmost skill and expertise. However, the feature of his work that stands out is his dedication to his client.