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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 16th May 2024

Dean George KC in Encrochat acquittal

Dean’s client was acquitted of conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to import cocaine (between 500 and 1000kg), and...

Cases 15th May 2024

Louise Sweet KC secures acquittal in gang-ordered contract killing trial

Louise Sweet KC, leading Clare Evans and instructed by John Onions Solicitors, secured not guilty verdicts for a client...

Cases, News 16th Apr 2024

Jack Coyne secures suspended sentence order for defendant facing two separate allegations of possession with intent to supply class A drugs

Jack Coyne, instructed by Kerry Spence of Hodge, Jones and Allen, represented RT who faced two separate allegations of...

Cases 11th Apr 2024

John Hurlock acts for man acquitted of assaulting police and emergency worker

John Hurlock, instructed by Sunpritha Jutlla of Garrick Law, successfully represented X, a young man facing the loss of...

Cases 10th Apr 2024

Huda Musa acts for 15 year old child acquitted of stabbing

Huda Musa, instructed by Richard Moughton of Levy and Co Solicitors, secured the acquittal of her client charged with...

Cases 9th Apr 2024

Jack Coyne represents defendant acquitted of Being Concerned in the Supply of Class A drugs 

Jack Coyne, instructed by Paul Cameron of Bark and Co Solicitors, represented KL who faced trial for being concerned...

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