Yearly Archives: 2020

Chambers statement on equality and diversity


2 Bedford Row recognises that systemic racism exists in all parts of our society, from overt discrimination and prejudice, to covert and unconscious bias. As a chambers we take seriously…

Category: Equality & Diversity, News |

Sentencing in the Pandemic by Emma Kutner


This week, a successful appeal in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) saw a sentence of eight months’ imprisonment reduced to six months’ imprisonment because of the exceptional circumstances the…

Category: Blog |

Dele Alli FA case


Jim Sturman QC acted for the Tottenham and England player who was was banned for 1 game, after evidence and submissions the players explanation was accepted. A one game ban…

Category: Cases |

New Tenants


Chambers is delighted to announce that Cathryn Sutcliffe, Eleanor Lucas and Harry Laidlaw have all accepted offers to become tenants in chambers at the completion of their pupillage.

Category: News |

2 Bedford Row launch on demand webinar series


2 Bedford Row is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of Webinars focussing on current issues in Criminal and Regulatory Law. The webinar series consists of a…

Category: News |

Court of Appeal Success by Christopher Martin


Christopher Martin represented “SN” in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) on an appeal against a 10 year sentence imposed after a guilty plea at Maidstone Crown Court for an…

Category: Cases |

Jury Trials: Justice Suspended is no Justice: A historical trip down memory lane – Louise Sweet QC, 2 Bedford Row


As we welcome the restarting of jury trials at the Old Bailey after huge disruption [1]  to our Criminal Justice System caused by Covid 19 one thing we can all…

Category: Blog |

First socially distanced trial


Howard Godfrey QC, Jim Sturman QC and Tom Daniel are currently acting in the first socially distanced trial to resume after the Covid 19 pandemic enforced lockdown of the country…

Category: News |

Richard Whittam QC acts for the prosecution in the notorious appeal of Gordon Park


Richard acted for the Crown in the appeal (upon a referral from the CCRC) of the infamous “Lady in the Lake” murder of Carol Park. BBC,  ‘Lady in the Lake’…

Category: Cases |

‘Lady in the Lake’ murder: Gordon Park’s conviction upheld as Richard Whittam QC leads for the Respondent


Richard Whittam QC appeared for the prosecution in the appeal that was referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. The Court of Appeal [The President…

Category: Blog |