Thomas Daniel > Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Barrister specialising in criminal law, particularly financial crime and the proceeds of crime. Also conducts a variety of regulatory and civil litigation, including sports law and prison law. Predominately defends and specialises in cases involving police powers, but has also been involved in prosecutions brought by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Crown Prosecution Service, the UKBA and HM Revenue and Customs. In 2013 he prosecuted in New Zealand as Pegasus Scholar and has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in New Zealand as well as the High Court and Court of Appeal in the UK. For more information please see


Called 2009; Inner Temple. Previously worked as an in-house advocate for a national firm of solicitors, conducting civil hearings in the county court.


Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys; University of West England (LLB (First Class)); Bristol Law School (Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding – Top mark in year)).


All sports, but mainly football and cricket. Currently studying to obtain a private pilot’s licence.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Thomas Daniel2 Bedford RowA fantastic asset to have on your team. An extraordinary strategist. A super-talented lawyer; a star.

In the words of one client, 2 Bedford Row is a ‘first choice for white-collar crime‘. The set houses a team with an established track record acting in prominent cases involving multi-jurisdictional bribery and corruption, and are also instructed in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations. In the junior ranks, Thomas Daniel is acting for the SFO in the long-running investigation concerning Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice; in December 2019, two former directors of Serco were charged with fraud by false representation and false accounting.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Thomas Daniel2 Bedford RowThomas is a fantastic asset to have on your team. He uses technology to his advantage, an area which many Counsel often shy away from. In depth analysis of the evidence by using all applications under the sun are one of his main strengths.