JAY NUTKINS

Barrister

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Jay is a practising barrister at Lloyds PR Solicitors who is additionally licensed to undertake litigation. He is also a police station representative and a qualified duty solicitor. 

In his capacity as an accredited police station representative, Jay has represented clients at the police station for all offences, ranging from driving offences to allegations of rape and murder. He has also assisted some of the country’s top criminal defence QC’s in preparing and presenting murder trials on behalf of Lloyds PR Solicitors. 

Jay’s main role at Lloyds PR Solicitors however, is as an advocate, representing clients in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. In 2016 Jay was led in a case involving allegations where one group of males were accused of stabbing two members of another group as a joint enterprise, resulting in one death and another boy being seriously injured. In 2017, Jay acted as led junior counsel, where he successfully defended a young man accused of murder after a disagreement in the Willesden High Road area.

In addition, his practice finds him representing clients in trial for a whole range of offences, in the Youth, Magistrates’ and the Crown Courts. 

 

NOTABLE CASES

SERIOUS VIOLENCE

  • R v EA (2017)  Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)

The defendant was accused of murder and manslaughter in the alternative, after a disagreement in the Willesden area led to the defendant striking another with a metal bar. Jay was led by Queens Counsel and after a three week trial the defendant was found not guilty of both offences.

  • R  v SP (2016)  Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)

Jay was led in this case where the defendant, who was already serving a life sentence for a robbery at a post office, was accused of conspiracy to commit ten robberies of banks and post offices in and around the Croydon area. The last offence involved the use of a firearm. This trial lasted for around 7 weeks.

  • R v ** (a youth) (2016)  Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)

Jay was led in this case where the defendant, aged 15 at the time, was alleged to have conspired to commit GBH with intent, which resulted in the death of one boy and the cause of very serious injury, by way of stabbing, to another boy. This case involved large amounts of CCTV and phone evidence. The trial lasted for around two months and involved 8 defendants.

  • R v MA and GL (2016)  Lewes Crown Court and Hove Trial Centre

Jay represented the defendants in this case where they were accused of violence offences, including attempting to wound with intent, and affray.

  • R v VJS (2016)  Harrow Crown Court

Jay was sole counsel in this trial, where a care worker was accused of assaulting an elderly and disabled woman who was in her care at a care home. 3 day trial.

  • R v JU (2015)  St Albans Crown Court

Contested matter of Familial Homicide and Perverting the Course of Justice. Jay was led by Queens Counsel in this case before a High Court Judge. This was a ten week trial, with seven defendants facing charges including Murder and Familial Homicide.

  • R v IL (2015)  Harrow Crown Court

Affray within a dwelling where the defendant was alleged to have used an axe against other members of that dwelling – three day trial.

 

SERIOUS FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING

  • R v AH (2016) Isleworth Crown Court

6 day contested trial involving a brother and sister accused of committing a fraud over a long period of time against a high street chain. Case involving many months of bank account statements and various aspects of identity evidence, including three facial mapping experts who gave live evidence.

  • R v GK (2015) Bristol Crown Court

Represented the first defendant on the indictment in relation to money laundering offences – 4 day trial.

  • R v AM & Others (2014) Truro Crown Court

Jay was a led junior advocate in a multi handed fraud case involving £200,000. This was a paperwork heavy case where the allegations spanned a number of years.

  • R v DJSRA (2014)Central Criminal Court

Represented the third defendant in a multi-handed trial, where the defendant’s were accused of bank fraud and acquiring criminal property – six day trial.

  • R v AM Central Criminal Court(The Old Bailey)

Large scale ATM Fraud.

 

SEXUAL OFFENCES

  • R v  SD (2016) Harrow Crown Court

Case involving the possession of a Grade A image and various breaches of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

  • R v JD (2015)  Harrow Crown Court

Case involving possession of both indecent images and extreme pornography.

  • R v MA (2015)  Blackfriars Crown Court

Involved two allegations of sexual assault whilst the victims were allegedly subject to hypnotism – four day trial where Jay was sole counsel. 

  • R v CS (2015)  St Albans Crown Court

Case involving a large number of indecent images.

  • R v AC (2014)  Harrow Crown Court

Case involving an allegation of Sexual Assault in a hotel– three day trial involving complicated mental health issues on behalf of the defendant.

 

FIREARMS

  • R v SP (2016)  Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)

Jay was led in this case where the defendant, who was already serving a life sentence for a robbery at a post office, was accused of conspiracy to commit ten robberies of banks and post offices in and around the Croydon area. The last offence involved the use of a firearm. This trial lasted for around 7 weeks.

  • R v SV (2015) Harrow Crown Court

Case involving threats made with an imitation firearm.

  • R v MS Harrow Crown Court

Case involving a firearms offence.

  • R v ** (a child) Feltham Youth Court

Two day youth trial involving an allegation of making threats with a firearm. Included a whole additional day of legal argument, and cross examination of a vulnerable witness.

 

False Imprisonment, Human Trafficking and Breaches of Immigration Law

  • R v FH (2015) Southwark Crown Court

Jay was led by senior counsel in this case involving allegations of false imprisonment, people trafficking and money laundering.

  • R v SA (2015) Canterbury Crown Court

Jay represented the defendant at trial for an offence of conspiring to facilitate a breach of immigration laws – three day trial. 

  • R v HS (2015) Blackfriars Crown Court

Case involving a ‘sham marriage’ arrangement.

 

DRUGS

  • R v AC (2016)  Blackfriars Crown Court

Ongoing case involving a conspiracy  30 KG of Class A drugs being brought into the United Kingdom and distributed. Also involves allegations of money laundering.

  • R v VH (2016)  Isleworth Crown Court

Jay was instructed to represent one of two defendants who were accused of supplying Class A drugs. This case involved undercover police operations.

  • R v DL (2015) Harrow Crown Court

Accusation of possession with intent to supply cannabis – three day trial.

  • R v (2015) MA St Albans Crown Court

Multi-handed case involving allegations of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs valued at up to £4,800.

  • R v (2014) BH Woodgreen Crown Court

Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, involving the finding of approximately 100,000 Euros in the same property. This was a three day Crown Court trial. 

  • R v (2014) AL Luton Crown Court

Successfully made an application to dismiss in relation to a count of offering to supply drugs to an undercover officer. Following this successful application, the second count of theft from the undercover officer was discontinued.

 

THEFT AND RELATED OFFENCES

  • R v AD (2016) Kingston Crown Court

Five day contested trial with two defendants who worked for Yodel, accused of stealing packages and selling them online. Jay acted as sole counsel for the first defendant.

  • R v AW 2015 St Albans Crown Court

Multi-handed case involving allegations of conspiracy to burgle and commit fraud.

  • R v PP (2015) St Albans Crown Court

Multi-handed case involving an allegation of conspiracy to burgle commercial premises.

  • R v RB (2015) St Albans Crown Court

The defendant was accused of seven domestic burglaries in the Hertfordshire area and contested the matter at trial.  Three day trial where Jay was sole Counsel.

  • R v SM (2014) St Albans Crown Court

Allegations of conspiracy to steal fuel from petrol stations over a period of time. 

  • R v IB & PM (2014) Snaresbrook Crown Court

Represented both defendants in relation to allegations of conspiring to steal beer kegs on a vast scale from pubs in the London and Hertfordshire areas.

  • R v RP (2014) St Albans Crown Court

The defendant was accused of carrying out six burglaries in the Hertfordshire area. Three day trial involving testimony as to cell site and CCTV evidence. 

 

 

DRIVING OFFENCES

  • R v KF (2015) Snaresbrook Crown Court

Allegation of intentional dangerous driving which involved the ramming of another vehicle. Three day trial where Jay made a successful half time submission.

  • R v AJMD (2015) Crown Court

Allegation of dangerous driving where the defendant was said to have been pursued by several officers in a police van. Three day trial.

  • R v RK (2014) Isleworth Crown Court

Jay was instructed to represent the defendant in relation to three allegations of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, which is a relatively new offence, having come into force in 2012.

  • R v FB (2014) St Albans Crown Court

Allegation of dangerous driving involving a sustained police pursuit in the St Albans area.

 

COMPLEX CASES

  • R v SP (2016) Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)

Ongoing case involving 10 robberies at banks and post offices in South London over a period of months. The last robbery involved the use of a firearm. Jay is currently being led in this case which involves complicated cell site and phone evidence.

  • R v ** (a youth) (2016) – Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)

Jay was led in this case where the defendant, aged 15 at the time, was alleged to have conspired to commit GBH with intent, which resulted in the death of one boy and the serious injury by way of stabbing, to another boy. This case involved large amounts of CCTV and phone evidence. The trial lasted for around two months.

  • R v JU (2015) St Albans Crown Court

Contested matter of Familial Homicide and Perverting the Course of Justice. Jay was led by Queens Counsel in this case before a High Court Judge, which ran for many weeks, with seven defendants facing charges including Murder and Familial Homicide.

  • R v FH (2015) Southwark Crown Court

Jay was led by senior counsel in this case involving allegations of false imprisonment, people trafficking and money laundering.

  • R v AM & Others (2014) Truro Crown Court

Jay was a led junior advocate in a multi handed fraud case involving £200,000. This was a paperwork heavy case where the allegations spanned a number of years

 

MAGISTRATES' COURT

  • R v AL (2014) Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court

Wrote and presented to the Court a detailed skeleton argument in order to apply to vacate the defendant’s plea.

  • R v CB (2014) Romford Magistrates’ Court

Involved a woman of good character in relation to public order offences and offences of assaulting a police officer. After a full days trial the defendant was acquitted.

  • R v AJ (2014) Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court

Represented the defendant on the day of trial where the prosecution eventually offered no evidence.

  • R v VT (2014) Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court

Successfully defended the accused at trial for an offence of unlawful gambling. Challenged the evidence of two officers at trial and succeeded in making a submission of no case to answer.

  • R v AR (2014) High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court

Successfully defended the accused at trial in relation to an allegation of breaching a non- molestation order.

  • R v ** (a child) (2014) Willesden Youth Court

Defended a youth case involving the evidence of two police officers at Willesden Youth Court. 

 

QUASI CRIMINAL / CIVIL CASES / REGULATORY CASES

  • R v CP (a vulnerable adult) (2014) St Albans Magistrates’ Court

Successfully varied a restraining order issued as part of a sentence by the same Court.

  • London Borough of Lambeth v NB & MB (2014) Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court

Jay was instructed to represent both defendants in relation to regulatory offences. The issue in the case relates to statutory time limits for bringing a prosecution.

  • Environmental Agency  v NJ (2014) St Albans Crown Court

The defendant was accused of environmental offences, prosecuted by the environment agency.

 

CONFISCATION

  • R v AD (2016) Kingston Crown Court

Ongoing confiscation proceedings.

  • R v LB (2015) St Albans Crown Court

Now concluded confiscation proceedings.

  • R v FH (2015) Southwark Crown Court

Ongoing confiscation proceedings, which are likely to be contested.

  • R v AW (2014) St Albans Crown Court

Jay is currently instructed in ongoing, and contested confiscation proceedings in this case.

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Jay was called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, having qualified as a barrister in 2010. He initially studied Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portsmouth University, gaining a BSc (Hons) in 2008, before attending the College of Law (now the University of Law), to study the GDL and BVC. Additionally he was awarded an LLB law degree in 2010.

  • 2008 – Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons) – University of Portsmouth
  • 2009 – Graduate Diploma in Law – The College of Law
  • 2010 – Bar Vocational Course – The College of Law
  • 2010 – LLB (Hons) – The College of Law
  • 2010 – Call to the Bar - The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • 2011 – Police Station Accreditation Course – University of Swansea
  • 2014 – Licensed Litigator
  • 2015 – Duty Solicitor Qualification

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
  • The General Council of the Bar (England and Wales)
  • The Law Society Criminal Litigation Scheme

 

CONTACT DETAILS

T: 0208 963 1050

F: 0208 963 1975

E: jay@lloydspr.com