James Lloyd

Call 2017

A diligent and pragmatic advocate with excellent client care.

Expertise

James has a busy practice in the Crown, Youth and Magistrates’ courts covering offences across the criminal spectrum. James acts exclusively for defendants, accepting both privately paying and legally-aided work.

Notable Crime cases


Romania v S

EAW extradition request following conviction under Articles 329 and 13 of the Romanian Penal Code

Greece v E

EAW accusation request following conviction for dishonesty offences

United States of America v M


Accusation extradition request relating to internet-based alleged criminality

Greece v U


EAW extradition request following conviction in absence for fatal offence

Poland v M

EAW extradition request for RP said to have escaped from prison

France v G-P


EAW extradition request following conviction in absence for cross-jurisdictional smuggling offences

UK Crown Prosecution Service v W


Successfully opposed a CPS request for a European Arrest Warrant to be issued in respect of a suspect charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Road Traffic Act offences

James frequently represents defendants charged with driving offences.

R v K Woolwich Crown Court


Secured suspended sentence for defendant charged with dangerous driving with multiple like previous offences

R v G Highbury Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with being drunk in charge of a vehicle

R v M Uxbridge Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath

R v K Willesden Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with driving without insurance following representations and arguments on CCTV evidence

R v S Staines Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol following arguments on the testing procedure

R v W Croydon Magistrates Court


Successfully argued special reasons resulting in defendant keeping their licence

R v V Snaresbrook Crown Court

Secured acquittal on the Crown offering no evidence following representations made on disclosure failings for defendant charged with threats to commit criminal damage

R v E Southwark Crown Court

Secured acquittal of defendant charged with possession of articles for use in fraud on the Crown offering no evidence following representations on disclosure

R v H Woolwich Crown Court

Firearms matter involving a disguised ‘stun gun’

R v A Birmingham Crown Court

Defendant charged with possession of multiple weapons

R v P Portsmouth Crown Court

Secured suspended sentence on two counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply

R v S Hove Crown Court

Secured suspended sentence for defendant who admitted to stealing thousands of pounds from her employer, using cash to flee the country

R v U Woolwich Crown Court

Secured community order for defendant charged with multiple racially aggravated public order offences

R v T Isleworth Crown Court

Secured suspended sentence for defendant charged with disorderly and dangerous conduct on an aircraft.

Notable Business Crime & Fraud cases


R v B Southwark Crown Court


Second junior to Andrew Trollope QC representing first defendant in the later stages of a five-defendant MTIC-type fraud relating to metals trading

R v E Southwark Crown Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with possession of articles for use in fraud on the Crown offering no evidence following representations on disclosure

R v K Sevenoaks Magistrates Court


Secured discontinuance of proceedings for possession of articles for use in fraud

Road Traffic Act offences

James frequently represents defendants charged with driving offences.

R v K Woolwich Crown Court


Secured suspended sentence for defendant charged with dangerous driving with multiple like previous offences

R v G Highbury Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with being drunk in charge of a vehicle

R v M Uxbridge Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath

R v K Willesden Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with driving without insurance following representations and arguments on CCTV evidence

R v S Staines Magistrates Court


Secured acquittal of defendant charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol following arguments on the testing procedure

R v W Croydon Magistrates Court


Successfully argued special reasons resulting in defendant keeping their licence

James has a busy confiscation practice, acting in both the Crown and Magistrates’ court. He accepts and is frequently called upon to undertake advisory work in respect of both the 2002 and 1988 Acts.

James frequently acts for and advises defendants in applications for the re-consideration of confiscation orders, including:

  • Appeals of confiscation orders;
  • S.22 and earlier equivalent applications; and
  • S.23 and earlier equivalent applications.

Notable Asset Forfeiture & Civil Recovery cases


R v R Leicester Crown Court


Contested POCA matter. Benefit figure reduced from £340,000 to £50,000 after legal argument seeking to depart from a previously agreed (higher) figure

R v R Derby Crown Court


Contested POCA matter. Benefit figure reduced from £90,000 to £20,000

R v R York Crown Court


Contested s.23 application following further investigation a number of years after the order was made. 

R v J Harrow Crown Court


Successful (opposed) s.11 POCA application

R v S Reading Crown Court


Successful (opposed) s.11 POCA application

R v D Westminster Magistrates Court


Successfully resisted application to activate default sentence where defendant owed in excess of £200,000

R v G Westminster Magistrates Court


Successfully resisted application to activate default sentence where defendant owed in excess of £650,000

R v P Westminster Magistrates Court


Successfully resisted application to activate default sentence where defendant owed in excess of £125,000

R v M Westminster Magistrates Court


Successfully resisted application to activate default sentence where defendant owed in excess of £85,000

R v B Westminster Magistrates Court


Successfully resisted application to activate default sentence where defendant owed in excess of £450,000

James accepts instructions in county courts in committal and similar proceedings relating to breaches of civil injunctions and orders.

With a background in civil litigation prior to joining Chambers, James has a wide experience of civil litigation including disclosure, bankruptcy orders, and judicial review. James has recently assisted in applications for interim freezing injunctions and undertaken advisory work on civil procedure.

Notable Civil Fraud cases


Woking Borough Council v U Oxford Crown Court


Committal hearing for breach of housing injunction 

London Borough of Ealing v C Brentford Crown Court


Committal hearing for breach of anti-social behaviour injunction

Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings

James has significant experience before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal and is frequently instructed in fitness to practise (FTP) cases on behalf of the HCPC. He deals with cases at all stages of the HCPTS process, and has experience of the entire spectrum of cases brought by the HCPC, including cases where fitness to practice is allegedly impaired by virtue of health, misconduct, and lack of competence.

Recent FTP matters in which James has been instructed have involved paramedics, radiographers, operating department practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and hearing aid dispensers.

Notable Professional Regulation cases


HCPC v H


Radiographer convicted of multiple serious criminal offences

HCPC v G


Operating Department Practitioner accused of multiple acts of dishonesty and false claims for overtime payments in the course of their employment

HCPC v H


Hearing Aid Dispenser cautioned by police for multiple sexual offences

HCPC v S


Occupational Therapist faced with multiple allegations involving endangering patients, inappropriate clinical practice and misconduct in respect of colleagues

HCPC v N


Hearing Aid Dispenser convicted of sexual offences

HCPC v S


Paramedic faced with allegations of misconduct and lack of competence involving clinical and capacity assessments, record-keeping and patient safeguarding

HCPC v C


Operating Department Practitioner convicted of serious criminal offences

HCPC v B


Paramedic convicted of violent criminal offence

HCPC v S


Physiotherapist faced with multiple allegations of poor or dangerous practice. Allegations of misconduct and lack of competence

HCPC v H


Paramedic accused of dishonesty in the course of their employment

HCPC v K


Paramedic alleged to be impaired by virtue of physical/mental health

HCPC v M


Radiographer convicted of serious criminal offences

HCPC v S


Student Paramedic accused of serious unprofessional behaviour and dangerous driving

HCPC v M


Biomedical Scientist faced with allegations of dishonesty and lack of competence

HCPC v D


Operating Department Practitioner convicted of dishonesty offences abroad

HCPC v E

Operating Department Practitioner convicted of dishonesty and driving offences

HCPC v W


Radiographer convicted of theft of drugs from their place of employment

James has significant experience of professional disciplinary matters involving social workers. Recent cases have involved allegations of sexual misconduct, lack of competence, dishonesty, and endangering service users.

James has also assisted in professional discipline matters before the Teaching Regulation Agency. 

James also maintains an advisory practice in respect of financial regulation. He has recently advised a large US firm in respect of a significant Serious Fraud Office investigation and undertakes advisory work in respect of investigations instigated by the UK Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority.

  • Lord Wolfson Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Crowther Shield, Lincoln’s Inn

  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA)
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL)

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