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Criminal Defence

Our criminal defence barristers provide representation and advice to those accused of all types of criminal offences, including fraud, whether the trial is in the Magistrates’ Court or in the Crown Court on the most serious of charges.

Members of Chambers have appeared for the defence in many of the most high-profile cases ever heard, including R v Stagg (killing of Rachel Nickel), R v George (Killing of Jill Dando), for several defendants in the News International “Phone hacking” cases as well as cases involving organised crime including “Encrochat” cases, terrorism and serious sexual offences.

Recent cases include:

R v Wayne Couzens (murder of Sarah Everard) Jim Sturman KC (instructed by Richard Egan of Egan Meyer)

R v Ali (the murder of MP Sir Martin Amess) Tracy Ayling KC (instructed by Ian Clift of JSP)

R v Mikayla Hayes (USAF service woman charged with causing death by dangerous driving) Christine Agnew KC (instructed by Corker Binning)

R v C (Manslaughter of 3 disabled children by their mother who was sentenced to a Hospital Order) Jim Sturman KC (instructed by Tuckers Solicitors)

R v JM (murder of a trans woman) Simon Baker KC (instructed by Mohsin Ariff of Lloyds PR)

R v X (Murder of Jodie Chesney) Louise Sweet KC (instructed by Tuckers solicitors)

R v Niall Barry (Murder of Ashley Dale) Stan Reiz KC (instructed by Tommy Keaney of Keaney and co)

R v X, Anand Beharylal KC (instructed by City Law Chambers) acted for X

R v IS (The attempted hijacking of a merchant vessel in the English Channel) Allan Compton KC

R v SH  Kieran Vaughan KC represented a man who was acquitted after being accused of the Omagh Bombing.

We are committed to providing our clients, both lay and professional, with clear, comprehensive and professional advice together with excellent advocacy whatever the offence. We appear in criminal defence cases across the entire range of criminal cases including:

We are instructed on behalf of various professional bodies to represent their members and are familiar with the demands made of defence advocates by clients and are ready to provide the best service possible.

Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Call: +44 (0)20 7440 8888
Email: clerks@2bedfordrow.co.uk

Clerk: Paul Rodgers
Telephone: +44 (0)7894 125 434
Email: Click here


Latest Criminal Defence news and publications

Cases 11th Jun 2024

Eleanor Gwilym secures acquittal in production of cannabis trial

Eleanor Gwilym, instructed by Christina Barath of Dobsons Solicitors, acted for D who was charged with Production of...

Cases 6th Jun 2024

Acquittals in Croydon drive-by shooting case

Allan Compton KC and Charles Langley acted for KM who was acquitted of murder, manslaughter and possession of a firearm...

Cases 4th Jun 2024

Anand Beharrylal KC successfully represents defendant charged with murder

B was arrested by police following the fatal stabbing of an elderly man on a mobility scooter. B had suffered from and...

Cases 3rd Jun 2024

Jonas Milner secures acquittal in conspiracy to supply cocaine trial

Jonas Milner, instructed by Zoe Hyland of JSP Solicitors, secured the acquittal of his client after an 8-week...

Cases 28th May 2024

Stan Reiz KC successfully defends 69 year old acquitted of murder by reason of loss of control

R attended a police station and confessed to unlawfully killing his wife. He said he lost control and strangled her to...

Cases 22nd May 2024

Jessica Ward successfully represents a Defendant charged with conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration

Following a five-week trial of five Defendants, Jessica, instructed by Ian Clift of JSP Solicitors, secured the...

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