Stephen Michael Ferguson > Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Target criminals, murder, money laundering offences, large scale drug importations, asset forfeiture and confiscation, serious white collar fraud extending across VAT, tax and mortgage frauds; malicious prosecutions; import duty liability cases. An entirely defence practice. Frequently chosen to represent household names from the worlds of entertainment, sport and organised crime. He defended Terry Adams – alleged by the Crown to be head of one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the UK. The money laundering case of Regina v Adams received sustained and high profile media attention. He has also appeared in a sensitive case in Iraq. Ferguson leads in murder cases. He has a substantial appellate practice which includes professional negligence, headline murders and international drug conspiracies. He advises both individuals and companies in criminal and quasi criminal matters. He has also defended Charles Bronson, Abdullah Baybasin and the England Rugby player, Olly Barkley. For more information please see


Inner Temple; qualified 1991.


Criminal Bar Association.


RBAI (Belfast); Oxford University MA (Oxon).


Irish Schools Rugby International and Rugby Blue at Oxford. He continues to follow the sport with a passion. Ferguson is a director of Caring for Ex Offenders. Interests also include Africa, Ireland, boxing and encouraging young people to consider the criminal bar as a career. Member of Vincent’s Club.