Jim acted for Aled Gray at the conclusion of the Operation Zeus series of cases. The trials heard by the Court were a series arising from a long term, sophisticated covert police operation into dealing in class A drugs in North Wales. The drugs involved were cocaine and heroin in purportedly “industrial quantities”. It was [...]
Foremost Drugs Defence Barrister
Jim Sturman QC is one of the UK\’s best criminal barristers and as such he is often instructed by clients accused of serious organised crime, in particular drugs offences ranging from conspiracy to supply to drugs importation. These sorts of cases often include covert police operations, including the deployment of undercover police officers or participating informants.
Jim acted for the son of a high profile diplomat and entrepreneur under investigation for harassment and other offences including drugs offences. The allegations arose after the break-up of a relationship and involved complaints made about a huge number of postings on social media platforms (What’s App, Instagram and Facebook) where it was alleged that [...]
Jim acted for X, a woman of previous impeccable character who was cleared of supplying drugs in a nightclub and possession with intent to supply of a larger sum seized on her property during a police raid.
R v J (April 2016): Jim acted for J (but not at trial) who’s application for leave to appeal had been turned down by the single Judge. Jim was instructed to give a second opinion and at the renewed application for leave to appeal the sentence (for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs) was reduced [...]
Conviction quashed and 18 year sentence for drugs importation quashed as a result of non disclosure of the involvement of a participating informant.
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.
Conviction for drugs importation quashed because of non-disclosure by Customs and Excise. Jim did not act in the original trial.
Appeared for Defence in cannabis case, later reported on disclosure principles and the use of undercover officers.
Appeared for Defence in 4 month long conspiracy to import tons of cannabis.
Appeared for Defence for a co-defendant in the Charles Kray cocaine case.
Appeared for Defence. Leading junior Counsel for the defence in relation to a part of the “Michael Michaels” series of drug trials.
Appeared for Defence. Part of the “Operation Bogota” series of trials.
For over 25 years Jim has acted in many large scale and complex drugs cases, involving investigations by HMRC and the police into major drugs importations. These cases are often high profile, and sees Jim defending those accused of importation, cultivation and supplying drugs. A common theme is the use of undercover officers and/or “supergrass [...]