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Stuart Lloyd

Stuart Lloyd

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Stuart Lloyd joined JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors in 2016. Upon successful completion of his training contract he was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 2021.

Stuart is a solicitor within the firm who specialises in criminal law cases. 

Stuart is an experienced caseworker having his own caseload throughout his time at the firm. His case load consists of complex cases in the Crown Court such as Conspiracy cases and violent offences alongside cases in the Magistrates and Youth Court.

Stuart is also an accredited police station representative and represents individuals accused of crimes across the spectrum including Murder, Drug Supply and Firearms. Stuart has received positive feedback for his approach to clients whilst in police custody which has led to a good reputation for client care and regularly keeps his clients up to date with their case.

Stuart studied Law at the University of Surrey. He completed his LPC at the University of Law where he received a distinction in his Law Business & Management MSC with a case study entitled “Law firms and PLC’s: should law firms become publicly traded companies”.


Notable Cases:

R v OD (2023)- Rape x3: Defendant was alleged to have raped two females following a night out in Central London. Police investigation into the offence took 8 years. Defendant found not guilty after trial on all charges.

R v JL & others (2023)- Robbery: Defendant alleged to have been involved in a robbery whereby he has acted as part of a group assaulting the complainant prior to items being stoeln. Defendant’s actions were captured on video by a neighbour. Defendant found not guilty after trial.

R v SFM & Others (2023)- Section 18 GBH/Possession of a Bladed Article: Defendant alleged to have been involved in an organised fight which has resulted in the complainant being stabbed, allegedly by the defendant. Stuart Lloyd and instructing counsel worked tirelessly on this matter which resulted in the Prosecution offering no evidence on the first day of trial after a late adjournment application.

R v DM & Others (2023)- Affray/Possession of an Offensive Weapon: Defendant and another have allegedly attended the home address of the complainant which has resulted in a large-scale affray and weapons being used in a busy NW London Street. Following disclosure requests from the defence and evidence contradicting the complainant's account the prosecution had no choice but to offer no evidence on the first day of trial.

R v SJ (2023)- Outraging Public Decency:  Defendant was charged with an act of outraging public decency following an incident in a graveyard after a night out in Bedford. Stuart Lloyd and instructed counsel prepared written representations to the Police and CPS. Case was dealt with out of court by a Community-Resolution from criminal damage.

R v AG (2023)- Possession of a Bladed Article: AG, an Uber driver was found with a lock knife in his vehicle at City of London Airport when detained by police. Defendant initially wished to plead guilty to resolve this matter however Stuart Lloyd advised the defendant that the defence of reasonable excuse would be applicable in this situation. Not guilty after trial.

R v SQ (2023)- Proceeds of Crime: Defendant convicted for his involvement in an “Encro Chat” conspiracy case. Prosecution instigated proceedings under Proceeds of Crime Act. Prosecution argued benefit received by the defendant from criminal activity was £243,500. After extensive work by Stuart Lloyd and instructed counsel, the Court deemed the benefit figure received by the defendant was £13,390. The Court ordered the defendant to pay a nominal sum of £1 in these proceedings.

R v JW (2022)- Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs: Defendant was subject to a minimum term of 7 years imprisonment as a third-strike class a drug supplier. Representations made on Defendant’s behalf that the minimum term should be disapplied due to circumstances in his life. Application successful and defendant sentenced to 3 years and 4 months imprisonment.

R v RC [2021] S18 GBH- Defendant, a 16-year-old diagnosed with Autism was said to be lead person in attack on victim whereby he was stabbed by the defendant. Vast amounts of phone data and cell site were served by the prosecution prior to and during trial. S78 application was granted to exclude this evidence which lead to a successful submission of no case to answer and a not guilty verdict being entered


University of Law – LPC MSC Law Business & Management – 2015-16 – Commendation

University of Surrey – LLB Law 2012-15 – Upper second class Honours


Paralegal, JD Spicer Zeb – Aug 2016 – Oct 2018

Trainee Solicitor, JD Spicer Zeb – Nov 2018 – June 2021 (Training delayed due to Covid-19)

Solicitor, JD Spicer Zeb – June 2021- Present