Serious & Complex Crime

We handle the most serious, complex and high-profile criminal cases in the UK. We fight fearlessly for our clients in the face of the best-resourced investigative and prosecution agencies, including the NCA and SFO.

Our firm is recognised in the Legal 500 for a ‘very high’ standard of case preparation and a ‘first-class legal brain’.

We will unpick every aspect (legal and factual) of the prosecution case in order to win. We often represent clients in lengthy Crown Court trials and Court of Appeal cases. However our aim is always to end cases at the police station.

Our clients range from celebrities, members of the media and businessmen, to normal people who get caught up in the justice system.

The cases we deal with often attract the attention of the media and we advise clients on how to handle this.

We provide litigation and advocacy services, but often we work with Queens Counsel on the most serious cases. We also utilise experts who are at the cutting-edge forensic science to assist us in presenting the most compelling case.

If you think we can help you, or someone you know, please contact us on 0208 963 1050 or info@lloydspr.com

 

Our recent cases include:

MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER 

  • R v M, Central Criminal Court

Landmark ruling in baby shaking murder prosecutions

  • R v A, Central Criminal Court

Gangland murder

  • R v L, Central Criminal Court

Murder (stabbing)

  • R v P, Central Criminal Court

Murder

  • R v D, Central Criminal Court

Murder

  • R v R, Central Criminal Court

Murder

  • R v S, Central Criminal Court 

Murder (honour killing)

  • R v B, Central Criminal Court

Murder (drive by shooting)

  • R v J, St Albans Crown Court

Murder (alleged killing of father and burying of the body in the garden)

  • R v B, Birmingham Crown Court

Murder

  • R v A (a youth), Central Criminal Court

Murder

  • R v K, Central Criminal Court

Conspiracy to murder, an attack allegedly carried out by throwing acid in a so-called honour-based revenge

  • R v S, Sheffield Crown Court

Conspiracy to murder (contract killing)

  • R v M, Woolwich Crown Court

Attempted murder of a police officer

  • R v M, Reading Crown Court

Attempted murder

  • R v S, St Albans Crown Court

Attempted murder 

  • R v S, St Albans Crown Court

False imprisonment and perverting the course of justice in relation to a murder (the “thumb from the sky” case)

  • R v D, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Causing death by dangerous driving

  • R v B, St Albans Crown Court

Causing death by dangerous driving

  • R v K, Wood Green Crown Court

Causing death by dangerous driving

  • Operation Geneview, Central Criminal Court

Prosecution of the murder of a youth aged 15 (stabbing)

  • Operation Homebush, Central Criminal Court

Prosecution of a 21 year old university student murdered following a street fight between two groups

 

TERRORISM

  • Operation Iridescent, Southwark Crown Court

Joint investigation by the Department of Homeland Security in the US and the Counter Terrorism Command in UK into funneling £174 thousand to the terrorist organisation in Somalia, Al-Shabaab

  • R v H, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Grievous bodily harm case investigated by the Counter Terrorism Command

 

SEXUAL OFFENCES

  • R v K, Kingston Crown Court

Alleged rape by a taxi driver of a drunk passenger

  • R v H, St Albans Crown Court

Defendant faced multiple allegations of rape by different victims at various periods of time

  • R v P, Harrow Crown Court

Maternal uncle alleged to have sexually abused his nieces over a period of years

  • R v A, Harrow Crown Court

Attempted rape at a bus stop

  • R v W, Winchester Crown Court

Allegation of multiple rapes by wife against her husband

  • Operation Veerde, Isleworth Crown Court

Large scale prosecution into the facilitation of vulnerable women mainly from the Czech Republic for sexual exploitation/prostitution

  • R v B, St Albans Crown Court

Allegation by step daughter against her step father of rape and serious sexual assault spanning several years

  • R v V, St Albans Crown Court

Medical staff accused of sexually assaulting a patient

  • R v K, Kingston Crown Court

Gang rape of sex workers at a brothel

  • R v V, Woolwich Crown Court

Rape of a minor

  • R v S, Croydon Crown Court

Rape and sexual assault of work colleagues

  • R v L, Bolton Crown Court

Allegations of running two brothels

  • R v S, Isleworth Crown Court

Historic sexual assault of a child family member

  • R v H, Southwark Crown Court

Investigation and prosecution into online paedophilia groups

 

SLAVERY, PROSTITUTION, HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FACILITATION OFFENCES

  • Operation Netwing, Luton Crown Court

slavery conspiracy investigated by the Hertfordshire Police’s Major Crime Unit and prosecuted by the CPS

  • R v W, Norwich Crown Court

Conspiracy to commit prostitution related offences

  • R v S, Guildhall Middlesex Crown Court

Human trafficking and prostitution conspiracy

  • Operation Sendal, Croydon Crown Court

SOCA investigation in relation to the facilitation of non-EU migrants into UK and across Europe

  • Operation Curfew, Kingston Crown Court

SOCA investigation in relation to the facilitation of non-EU migrants into UK and across Europe

  • Operation Gesticulate, Kingston Crown Court

SOCA investigation in relation to the facilitation of illegal immigrants

  • Operation Veerde, Isleworth Crown Court

An operation into the trafficking of vulnerable young females from Czech Republic for sexual exploitation and sham marriages in the UK

 

FIREARMS AND OFFENSIVE WEAPONS OFFENCES

  • R v S, Central Criminal Court

A series of armed robberies across East London

  • Operation Rome, Central Criminal Court

Armed robbery of a money exchange bureau owner whilst transporting the end of day takings to a secure location (£310,000)

  • R v B, Woolwich Crown Court

£40 million armed robbery at the Graff Diamond jeweller

  • R v S, Wood Green Crown Court

Armed robbery of high value goods

  • Operation Sanga, Central Criminal Court

Two year campaign of armed robberies investigated by the Flying Squad

  • R v G, Kingston Crown Court

Possession of a firearm

 

DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICAL OFFENCES

  • R v DJ, Southwark Crown Court

A £12 million pharmaceutical fraud case investigated and prosecuted by the MHRA

  • Operation Penhurst, Manchester Crown Court

Conspiracy to import 34 kilogrammes of Class B drugs from Netherlands

  • Operation Demolish, Maidstone Crown Court

Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs involving 18 defendants

  • Operation Pagoda, Harrow Crown Court

Conspiracy to supply over £4 million of Class A drugs estimated in the Hertfordshire area

  • Operation Opaque & Rome, Central Criminal Court

£150 million drug conspiracy investigated by SOCA and Dutch authorities and prosecuted by the CPS

  • R v H, Central Criminal Court

Conspiracy to supply several kilos of high purity cocaine

  • R v H, Harrow Crown Court

Importation of Class B drugs from Spain

  • Operation Ruhr, Gloucester Crown Court

Undercover operation into the supply and distribution of high purity Class A drugs

  • Operation Pullman, Canterbury Crown Court

Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs initially estimated to be valued at £8.1 million

  • R v M, Southampton Crown Court

Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in the Southampton areas whilst the organisers were based in London

  • Operation Gadbrim, Central Criminal Court

Undercover operation to tackle street dealing in the Central London area

  • R v B, Blackfriars Crown Court

Conspiracy to supply class A drugs

  • R v T, Ipswich Crown Court

Importation of class A drugs 

  • R v N, Kingston Crown Court

Importation of class A drugs 

  • R v H, St Albans Crown Court

Importation of class A drugs

  • R v G, Cambridge Crown Court

Importation of class A drugs

  • R v A, Manchester Crown Court

High profile conspiracy to supply drugs

  • R v G, Birmingham Crown Court

Conspiracy to supply class A drugs

  • R v K, Canterbury Crown Court

Importation of 2500 kilograms of class B drugs

  • R v A, Birmingham Crown Court

Multimillion pound importation of cigarettes - HMRC prosecution

 

ROBBERY, BURGLARY, THEFT AND DISHONESTY OFFENCES

  • R v S, Central Criminal Court

A series of armed robberies across East London

  • Operation Anubis, Woolwich Crown Court

Cash in transit robberies in the South London area

  • R v B, Woolwich Crown Court

£40 million armed robbery at the Graff Diamond jeweller

  • R v T&L, Leeds Crown Court

Extradited from Estonia for a number of high value jewellery robberies in the Leeds area 

  • R v S, Wood Green Crown Court

Armed robbery of high value goods

  • R v S, Leeds Crown Court

High value jeweller robbery

  • Operation Sanga, Central Criminal Court

Two year campaign of armed robberies investigated by the Flying Squad

  • Operation Niji, Harrow Crown Court

Conspiracy to commit burglary UK counties

  • Operation Heartsease, Southwark Crown Court

Defendant alleged to have conspired to blackmail his wealthy father for $1 million in Bullion coins by staging his own kidnap

 

VIOLENT CRIMES

  • R v H, Croydon Crown Court

False imprisonment, wounding with intent (GBH) and robbery. The victims (including children) were tortured with a pair of scissors and hot water in their own home

  • R v J, Leicester Crown Court

Honour-based kidnap. Defendant initially charged with two counts of conspiracy to murder along with 6 other defendants

  • Operation Auroner, Croydon Crown Court

Conspiracy to kidnap, commit false imprisonment and to blackmail a couple from the UK who had travelled to India on a religious trip

  • Operation Bohemia, Norwich Crown Court

Kidnap, false imprisonment and wounding with intent (GBH) on a heavily pregnant woman and her partner

  • Operation Hamun, Southwark Crown Court

Blackmail and false imprisonment with a ransom demand made in Bangladesh

  • R v S, St Albans Crown Court

GBH (initially arrested for attempted murder). A Street fight in Watford left the victim with serious life changing injuries

  • R v F, Snaresbrook Crown Court

GBH and violent disorder where the victim was left in a state of coma

  • R v S, Isleworth Crown Court

Multi-handed violent disorder where the defendant was acquitted following successful application for abuse of process by the police