Leading criminal barrister for defending violence and sexual offences

As one of the top criminal barristers in England and Wales, Jim Sturman QC is a client\’s first choice when it comes to defending allegations of serious violence or sexual assault. His experience is extensive and spans the breadth of these sorts of allegations; he has successfully defended clients on the basis of mistaken identity, consent, self defence or simply that the complainant is lying.

R. v. Morris

Appeared for Defence, acting for a director of QPR charged with kidnapping, falsely imprisoning and blackmailing Gianni Paladini in a dispute over ownership of shares in QPR.

R. v. Joey Barton

Appeared for Defence representing Joey Barton in relation to an allegation of assault on Ousmane Dabo, committed whilst both players were at Manchester City FC. Mr Barton was sentenced to a suspended sentence of imprisonment.

Violent and Sexual Offences

Because of Jim’s reputation as a leading court room advocate, he acts in many of the high profile cases that are reported in the media today. His clients range from celebrities facing charges of assault or “date rape”, through to so-called “king-pins” of organised criminal gangs accused of armed robbery and kidnapping. Jim also appears [...]

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