Lloyd is an experienced defence advocate representing defendants at all stages of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, from the police station to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
Higher rights: 2005
Lloyd conducts regular jury trials, successfully representing defendants indicted with a variety of criminal offences, including county lines drugs cases, fraud, serious sexual offences and serious violent crime.
Lloyd routinely defends young and vulnerable defendants, including those with mental health issues.
Lloyd supports and supervises junior colleagues to ensure their development and progression. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire and mentors undergraduates.
Proceeds of crime
Lloyd has prepared and conducted many POCA hearings as a defence advocate and is therefore experienced in this technical and evolving area of law. Lloyd has experience defending s.22 POCA applications.
Young and vulnerable defendants
Lloyd has been court appointed on many occasions to cross examine victims and witnesses in domestic violence cases. Lloyd has also been court appointed to represent mentally impaired defendants in respect of ‘Fact Find’ trials.
The defendant, an Albanian national, was charged with producing cannabis. A not guilty plea was entered on the basis that the defendant had a statutory defence under s.45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Following a supportive conclusive grounds decision, the Crown offered no evidence.
The defendant was accused of assaulting an emergency worker, namely a police officer.
The case involved the cross-examination of several police officers, police community support workers and civilian witness. The case featured CCTV and body worn camera footage. The defendant’s ‘bad character’ was also an issue at trial. The defendant was acquitted at trial.
The defendant was accused of sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 and threats to kill.
The defendant had previous convictions and had previously pleaded guilty to failing to comply with his notification requirements as a registered sex offender. The defendant was convicted of sexual activity with a child but acquitted of threats to kill.
Lloyd was led by the very senior Michael Wood QC in a four-week murder trial at Bristol Crown Court.
Lloyd drafted all legal arguments and conducted the advocacy. Lloyd also cross-examined the Pathologist and prepared a full Closing Speech. The defendant was one of two unanimously convicted of murder.
The defendant was charged with a joint dwelling-house burglary committed on Christmas Day. The defendant and his co-defendant were both found in possession of stolen items from the said burglary on Boxing Day. The prosecution added an alternative count of handling stolen goods to the trial indictment. The defendant was acquitted at trial of both matters.
The defendant was 58 years old at the time he saw his daughter’s best friend (18 year’s old) asleep on his sofa in his living room.
The defendant admitted offering the complainant a duvet and a pillow. The defendant further admitted ‘hugging’ the complaint and then engaging in a consensual sexual liaison. The defendant was tried in respect of assault by penetration and sexual assault. The defendant was acquitted at trial.
Defended a nineteen-year old male charged with an alleged street robbery of a thirteen-year
old boy, partially witnessed by the complainant’s father, who decided to conduct his own
investigation, identifying the defendant on Facebook. The defendant was subsequently
positively identified as being the culprit by both the complainant and his father. The defendant
was acquitted at trial.
Defended a client accused of sexually assaulting his young stepdaughter whilst his partner was out of the house. The defendant was heavily intoxicated at the time and tentatively hinted that he might have been ‘sleepwalking’ at the time of the allegation. Complicated issues relating to non-insane automatism and also self-induced voluntary intoxication. Sensitive cross-examination of the defendant’s former partner, together with the young female complainant and both her sister and friend. Client convicted on a majority verdict.
Lloyd was led by the very senior Michael Wood QC in a four-week murder trial at Bristol
Crown Court. Lloyd drafted all legal arguments and conducted the advocacy. Lloyd also
cross-examined the Pathologist and prepared a full Closing Speech. The defendant was one
of two unanimously convicted of murder
The defendant was a single mum, dealing class A drugs to pay off a drug debt. A sensitive case
involving numerous issues. The defendant received an immediate custodial sentence of
3 years, 4 months.