Jim Sturman QC
QC, Deputy Head of Chambers
, is recommended as a "leader in the field" in both general crime and fraud (ranked in band one in both categories) by the Chambers Directory, an independent guide to the legal profession - nominated by the editors of that publication as 'silk of the year' 2006.
Also recommended in The Legal 500 and listed in "The Lawyers hot 100" in 2002.
Considerable experience of serious crime including fraud, corruption, sanctions offences, health and safety, extradition, Public Inquiries, inquests, terrorism, Judicial Review and advocacy before regulatory bodies, including The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
and the GMC
In 2013 Jim
was selected in The Chambers
100, a list of the 100 best business lawyers drawn from the top bands in the Chambers UK Guide over 25 separate practice areas, including corporate crime and investigation, crime and sport.
In that guide Jim
was described as "one of the leading criminal advocates at the Bar" and "a noted expert in Sports Law", the editors reported clients who had said He
wins cases that he
has no right to win" and has the ability to speak to juries and panels in a language which they understand and which produces results.
Jim has developed a particular expertise in advising in relation to multi-jurisdictional investigations, often working as part of a team with foreign qualified lawyers.
has recently advised in The Turks and Caicos, Switzerland, Russia, Qatar, Dubai, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
has advised in relation to Iranian and Syrian Sanctions offences and on the impact of the Bribery Act to clients in the Americas, Middle East, Far East and Africa.
is willing to travel to meet the client abroad if the client is unable to travel to the UK.
is also ranked as a leading sports law barrister / QC.
is frequently engaged to advise pre-charge, including instructions to challenge search warrants and restraint/receivership orders.
Most recently Jim
acted for one of the successful applicants in challenges to restraint orders and search warrants in relation to raids on cash and carry warehouses.
The search warrant aspect of the case is reported at 2011 EWHC 1899 (Admin).
Jim is experienced in advising in data protection offences, including blagging" and has frequently advised in relation to cases investigated by the Information Commissioner including advising corporations and individuals in relation to their rights and obligations when summonsed before Regulators or Parliament.
Since acting for Colin Stagg (The Rachel Nickell murder), Jim
has been instructed in numerous cases where there has been an element of "entrapment".
For further detail of criminal cases in which Jim
has appeared please refer to www.jimsturmanqc.com
appeared before the CAS on behalf of Wigan FC in a landmark case to determine the level of compensation to be awarded when a player terminates his
contract with a club outside the 'protected period' (A.17 FIFA Regs).
Represented Chelsea FC before FIFA
appeals committee and has advised National Associations in relation to FIFA disputes.
Has advised in FIFA DRC cases.
Acted before CAS in David Savic's appeal (but not at first instance) against a ban for spot fixing, also in the contractual dispute between Moutinho and his former agent (Jim acted for the agent in his successful claim to the FIFA DRC) and before the FDC for Portsmouth City FC in their dispute with Kanu.
QC represented Joey Barton in relation to an allegation of assault on Ousmane Dabo, committed whilst both players were at Manchester City FC.
Jim Sturman QC
Jim Sturman QC
Appeared for the defence.
At appeal and at the retrial. (Although not at first instance).
Man wrongly convicted on the basis of his
purported "earprint" found at the scene of the murder of a 94 year old lady.