Sean Hammond > Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Experienced leading Junior specialising in fraud and serious organised crime. He also has expertise in money laundering, confiscation proceedings, regulatory and disciplinary tribunal work and courts-martial. For further information please visit


Called 1991; Lincoln’s Inn.




South Eastern Circuit; Criminal Bar Association.


LLB (Hons); Post Graduate Diploma in Competition Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Sean Hammond2 Bedford RowSean knows when to charm and when to go into battle.

A ‘top criminal law set‘ with ‘tremendous strength in depth‘, 2 Bedford Row covers the gamut of tax fraud, bribery, corruption, and insider dealing, with particular focus on the intersection of fraud and business crime. Stan Reiz QC represented an alleged ringleader in a high-value investment fraud case involving coloured diamonds, the matter attracting media attention as a co-defendant previously appeared on The Only Way is Essex. In a separate case, Sean Hammond is instructed in a multi-defendant case concerning an alleged pension liberation fraud. Simon Baker QC was appointed to silk in 2021.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sean Hammond2 Bedford RowSean is  highly experienced and well used to appearing in heavy and demanding cases. He is shrewd judge of a case and provides sound advice to clients. He relates very well to clients who justifiably have great confidence in him and his representation of them.