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 who leads our Hertfordshire office.
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 Queens Counsel in preparing 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. As an advocate, Jay has represented defendants in a whole range of cases at Court, including offences of murder, conspiracies, money laundering, and offences of a violent or sexual nature.
Jay has a breadth of experience in dealing with serious and complex criminal cases from the very beginning in the police station up to and including as the advocate at Crown Court trial.
As an advocate and litigator, Jay understands the importance of mobile phone evidence, forensic evidence, analysing accounts and other areas of expertise. He is used to working alongside experts from all fields, including Queens Counsel, road collision experts and scientists from all fields.
Jay is currently acting as the senior litigator in the following current cases:
- R v AS (2021) St Albans Crown Court
- R v NG (2021)
Causing Death by Dangerous Driving
- R v HG (2020) Isleworth Crown Court
Allegations of serious sexual offences whilst the victim was unconscious.
- R v AS (2020) St Albans Crown Court
Historic allegations of rape and serious sexual abuse by several pupils against a former teacher.
- R v JW (2020) Teeside Crown Court
Operation Spoonbill. Five defendants accused of importing and distributing multiple kilograms of Class A Drugs in the UK, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
- R v FH (2020) Snaresbrook Crown Court
Case involving serious assault, kidnapping and ransom demands.
- R v NM (2020) Luton Crown Court
Prison officer accused of misconduct in a public office by having an intimate relationship with a prisoner.
- R v JI (2020) Snaresbrook Crown Court
Allegation of rape.
Jay has previously acted as litigator in the following concluded cases:
- R v AS (2019) Reading Crown Court
The defendant was accused of murder. This is a high profile case.
- R v AC (2018) Worcester Crown Court
The Defendant was accused of throwing a corrosive substance at a three year old boy with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.
- R v AT (2018) St Albans Crown Court
The defendant was accused of murder. This was a high profile case about which a production company is now making a television series.
- R v SA (2018) Luton Crown Court
The defendant was accused of tax evasion in excess of £600,000.
- R v RM (2018) St Albans Crown Court
This was called Operation Klister. The defendant was charged with 17 others with conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to drive dangerously over a two year period. This was a “crash for cash” case where there were induced/staged accidents to allow insurance claims to be made. This fraud is valued at over £1 million.
Jay is currently instructed to act as the advocate in the following current cases:
- R v TA (2020) Isleworth Crown Court
Allegations of money laundering in excess of £100,000.
- R v RA (2020) Southwark Crown Court
National police operation investigating a gang who use sophisticated means to steal high value cars before taking them to dismantling sites. In this case it was estimated over £300,000 worth of vehicles had been dismantled at the site in question.
- R v AM (2020) Southwark Crown Court
National police operation investigating a gang who use sophisticated means to steal high value cars before taking them to dismantling sites.
- R v AI (2020) Snaresbrook Crown Court
Allegations of conspiracy to possess firearms, ammunitions and drugs.
- R v AA (2020) St Albans Crown Court/ Huntingdon Crown Court
Allegations of making threats with a blade against members of the public.
Jay has previously acted as the advocate in the following cases:
- R v MM (2018) Old Bailey
The defendant was accused of causing death by careless driving. After a trial before a jury, the defendant was acquitted. Jay challenged the expert evidence of the crown and called his own expert in road traffic collision reconstruction.
- R v DT (2018) St Albans Crown Court
Jay is instructed as the advocate in this case where the defendant is accused of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent, on a joint enterprise basis, with a knife. The trial will begin in 2019.
- R v PV (2018) St Albans Crown Court
The defendant is accused of possession of indecent images. Jay is the instructed advocate and the trial will begin in 2019.
VOVEL OR COMPLEX CASES
- R v EA (2017) Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)
The defendant was accused of murder in the Willesden area of North London. Jay was instructed as junior counsel in this case, led by Queens Counsel at the Old Bailey.
- R v SP (2016) Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)
Case involving ten robberies at banks and post offices in South London over a period of months. The last robbery involved the use of a firearm. Jay was instructed as junior counsel in this case at the Old Bailey, which involved complicated cell site and phone evidence.
- R v ** (a youth) (2016) – Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)
Jay was instructed as junior counsel 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
Jay was instructed as junior counsel in this case, which was a contested matter of Familial Homicide and Perverting the Course of Justice where a young female had died at her family home. Jay was led by Queens Counsel in this case before a High Court Judge, which ran for 10 weeks, with seven defendants facing charges including Murder and Familial Homicide.
R v FH (2015) – Southwark Crown Court
Jay was a led junior advocate 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.
OTHER NOTABLE CASES
Jay has acted as instructed counsel on his own in the following cases:
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 – four day trial.
R v DJSRA (2014) – Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey)
Jay was instructed to represent the third defendant in a multi-handed trial, where the defendants were accused of bank fraud and acquiring criminal property – six day trial.
- R v AM (2014) - Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)
Large scale ATM fraud with international elements.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
R v SV (2015) – Harrow Crown Court
Case involving threats made with an imitation firearm.
- R v MS (2014) – Harrow Crown Court
Case involving a firearms offence.
R v ** (a child) (2014) – 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 witnes
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 by smuggling a gentleman in to the UK – three day trial.
- R v HS (2015) – Blackfriars Crown Court
Case involving a ‘sham marriage’ arrangement.
- 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 MA (2015) – 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 BH (2014) – 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 AL (2014) – 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
5 day contested trial with two defendants who worked for Yodel, accused of stealing packages and selling them online.
- 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.
- 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 6 burglaries in the Hertfordshire area. Three day trial involving testimony as to cell site and CCTV evidence.
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) – Harrow 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 at the time was 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.
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 as a Litigator by the BSB
- 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
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