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Football League v Rotherham FC, April 2015

Jim acted for Rotherham United before the FDC on a charge of fielding an ineligible player.

Director acquitted in Health and Safety fatality case

Jim acted for a Director of a building company acquitted of all offences after the death of an employee killed after a fall from height whilst at work.

R. v. X

Managing Director acquitted of breaches of health and safety legislation. Jim acted for X who was prosecuted after the death of an employee in an industrial accident. The Company was charged with corporate manslaughter and two of the Directors with Health and Safety offences. Jim’s client was acquitted of all charges he faced after a [...]

Hospital order for mother who killed her 3 children

Jim acted for TC who was originally charged with the murder of her 3 disabled children who suffered from SMA in April 2014. The defence of diminished responsibility was made out as a result of expert evidence that agreed TC suffered from a severe depressive illness and pleas of guilty to manslaughter were accepted. On [...]

Benoit Assou Ekotto’s misconduct charge

Jim represented Benoit Assou Ekotto of Tottenham Hotspur and Cameroon before the FA in relation to a charge of misconduct that related to his alleged approval of Nicholas Anelka’s quenelle gesture.

R v. X

Jim successfully defended X who was charged with offences arising out of the phone hacking enquiry (Operation Weeting) into various executives and journalists at News International. The police investigation in to the scandal – dubbed “Hackgate”, “Rupertgate”, or “Murdochgate” by the press – examined whether employees of the newspaper engaged in phone hacking, police bribery, [...]

The danger of relying on expert evidence in criminal trials

Jim Sturman QC is a leading criminal barrister; in this video he comments to BBC1’s Panorama on the dangers presented by some expert witnesses in criminal trial.

Rui Faria successful appeal

Jim Sturman acted for Rui Faria, assistant manager of Chelsea Football Club, in his appeal against a stadium ban imposed after an incident on the touchline during the Chelsea v Sunderland Premier League match.

UKAD v Kenny Anderson

Acted for the boxer Kenny Anderson who was charged with a doping offence after failing a test after winning the BBBC Super Middleweight Championship.

Cameron Jerome

Jim acted for Cameron Jerome of Stoke City FC who was fined for breaches of the FA betting regulations.

R. v. B

Acted for an Officer of Innospec in the SFO investigation into corruption in Iraq and Indonesia, after representations were drafted no charges followed.

R v X and a Company

Jim acted for X who was acquitted on allegations of corruption in relation to contracts entered into with BP.  X was the Chairman of a multi-national group of oil and gas sector companies, the Crown offered no evidence against the Company as the controlling mind was acquitted.

FA v Andros Townsend

Jim acted for Andros who pleaded guilty to charges of breaches of FA betting rules, Andros was sentenced to a 4 month ban with 3 months suspended, the ban being backdated to 23/5/2013.

FIFA v. Rajkovic

Acted for Chelsea Football Club in support of the appeal lodged by the player Rajkovic before FIFA appealing against a one year ban from all football for spitting at a referee in the Olympic Soccer tournament. The appeal was upheld in part.

Colin Stagg acquitted of murdering Rachel Nickell

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 [...]

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