Jim Sturman QC - Top QC and Leading Criminal Barrister
Barclays Bank Investigation → Jim (Instructed by Neil Blundell of Eversheds Sutherland) acted for a senior executive caught
Cyber-crime, corporate... → Jim acted for a high profile PLC “X” who were under investigation for allegedly employing
Harassment and drugs charges... → Jim acted for the son of a high profile diplomat and entrepreneur under investigation for harassment
Woman cleared of drugs supply... → Jim acted for X, a woman of previous impeccable character who was cleared of supplying drugs
IAAF – alleged Russian... → Jim acted for ND before an Ethics Board of the International Association of Athletics Federations

Expert Lawyer & a Top Criminal Barrister

Serious Crime

Jim is a leading crime QC and is a first choice when it comes to instructing a top criminal barrister to defend allegations of serious criminal impropriety. Whether it be murder, armed robbery or a major drugs case, Jim’s experience can make all the difference to a successful outcome. His list of priorities for his clients is simple: Avoid Prosecution » Avoid Conviction » Avoid Imprisonment » Keep prison sentence short.

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Serious Fraud

Jim ranks as a top crime barrister with huge experience in defending those accused of serious fraud and business crime. He is often retained by city institutions, businesses and private individuals to advise on matters relating to corporate governance, bribery and corruption, often relating to multi-jurisdictional inquiries and International Arbitrations where there are corruption/fraud elements involved.

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Health & Safety

Jim is regularly asked to advise companies and individuals in relation to health and safety enforcement actions. He appears at inquests, and is often instructed to advise in cases brought by HSE involving fatalities in the work place.

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Criminal Appeals

As one of the leading criminal appeals barristers, Jim has spent the last 25 years representing appellants (and advising their families) in appeals against conviction and sentence. Consequently, he is often instructed (and is more than happy) to provide a second opinion after trial counsel have given a negative advice.

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Sports Law

As a top QC Jim often acts for clubs and individuals brought before regulatory and disciplinary tribunals both in England and abroad. His vast experience spans many sports including football, cricket, rugby, athletics, horse racing, tennis and motor racing. Jim’s practice has for many years included advising in relation to corruption allegations in a sports context, both in the criminal and regulatory spheres, in the UK and all over the world.

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