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


Barrister specialising in serious crime, fraud, professional discipline, inquests and judicial review. Recent cases include: led junior representing the former Deputy High Commissioner of the Gambia in tobacco duty fraud (R v Bojang & Ors – Southwark Crown Court, 2014); acting alone, representing defendant charged with ‘trolling’ a prominent female MP on Twitter (R v N – City of London Magistrates’ Court, 2014); led junior in the Mark Duggan Inquest (and judicial review proceedings that followed) on behalf of the SC&O 19 Officers (2013/4); led junior for only acquitted defendant in eight-handed, three month, VAT/CIS fraud trial (R v Harper & Ors – Birmingham Crown Court, 2013); led junior in Supreme Court case resulting in landmark ruling re: application of Article 6 ECHR to extradition proceedings (Lukaszewski and Ors [2012] UKSC 20); acting alone for the Crown, successfully, in a double-handed appeal against conviction (R v McDonagh [2012] EWHC Crim 2013). For more information, please see www.2bedfordrow.co.uk.


Called 2009; Gray’s Inn.


Oxford University, Jesus College, (BA (Hons)); City University (GDL); BPP (BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

David Patience2 Bedford RowHe prosecutes challenging cases.