Acted for Colin Stagg, cleared of the notorious murder of Rachel Nickell after successful submissions at the onset of the trial. Jim thereafter spent more than a decade defending Colin against a campaign of vilification in the media that only ceased when another man pleaded guilty to the crime in December 2008. Jim appeared on [...]
Top Murder / Manslaughter Barrister
Jim Sturman QC is recognised as one of the UK\’s top murder barristers; he is regularly instructed in cases where his clients are accused of murder or manslaughter (including corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter), and he is a leading barrister when it comes to dealing with issues of insanity, diminished responsibility and provocation.
Jim has considerable experience defending those accused of murder and/or manslaughter, as well as clients accused of causing death by dangerous and reckless driving. He has acted in more than 50 murders in his career as a junior and as a leader, with issues ranging from diminished responsibility, insanity, provocation and self defence as well as [...]