Jim Sturman QC - Top QC and Leading Criminal Barrister
Suspended sentence for... → R v X (June 2016): Jim acted for a 61 year old businessman of good character who had been imprisoned
Reduced sentence for... → R v J (April 2016): Jim acted for J (but not at trial) who’s application for leave to appeal
FA v Diego Costa –... → In March 2016 Jim acted for the Chelsea player charged with misconduct after the Premier League
Professional footballer... → In the Spring of 2016 Jim acted for X, a professional footballer formerly under contract to
Turks and Caicos Islands... → Jim acted for S, a Solicitor who was tried on allegations of cheating the revenue in relation

Expert Lawyer & Top Criminal Barrister

Serious Crime

Jim is a leading crime QC and is the 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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