Aleksander Lloyd Barrister (Called 2015, Admitted 2000)
Aleks is a criminal defence barrister, prior to being called as a barrister he was practising as a solicitor with higher rights of audience. Aleks is a very experienced trial advocate, having acted in a number of jury trials. Aleks was admitted as a solicitor in 2000 after completing his training contract with Taylor Street. He has specialised in criminal law ever since. He qualified as a Duty Solicitor in 2003 and then as a higher courts advocate in 2007. He was called to the Bar in 2015. He deals with a broad range of criminal matters at all stages, from advocacy at the Magistrates' Court and Crown Court through to appearing at the Court of Appeal. Aleks has particular experience of complex and lengthy conspiracy trials as well as representing vulnerable defendants. Aleks’s outside interests are boxing (holding a white collar undefeated record of 4 fights and 4 wins), coaching kid’s football and hockey.
Notable Cases R v B - Winchester, 2016 – Appeared as trial counsel in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply drugs and conspiracy to blackmail case involving an organised crime group from London. After an 8 week trial the defendant was convicted receiving a 4 year and 6 month sentence of imprisonment.
R v K - Reading, 2016 – Appeared as trial counsel for a man of previous good character faced with one count of threatening a police officer with a firearm. Client was acquitted after trial.
R v C - Winchester, 2015 – Appeared as trial counsel for a long standing client for one count of conspiracy to blackmail which was linked to an allegation of murder. Client was acquitted of blackmail and immediately released.
R v M - Guildford, 2015 – Appeared as trial counsel for an elderly man alleged to have robbed a house mate. The housemate was stabbed a number of times with a kitchen knife during the robbery. The client was convicted after trial and received a 2 year prison sentence suspended for two years.
R v S - Winchester, 2014 – Appeared as trial counsel for a client alleged to be involved in a long running street fight along with his son and 2 of his sons friends. Client and one other acquitted of affray 3 others convicted.
R v W - Reading, 2014 – Appeared for client with severe learning difficulties and an assessed IQ of 54. Was able to assist and advise the defendant in regards to 2 serious allegations of burglary of a dwelling. Sentenced to a 12 month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.
R v E - Reading, 2014 – Appeared for a client who entered guilty pleas to a series of gang related armed street robberies, culminating in a violent aggravated burglary. Defendant received a cumulative sentence of 11 years and 6 months imprisonment. Reduced on appeal.
R v T - Lewes, 2013 – Appeared as a led junior for an absent client involved in a large scale people trafficking ring. 10 week trial resulting in conviction. Dealt with the sentencing hearing on behalf of lead counsel resulted in a sentence of 4 years imprisonment.
R v B - Winchester, 2013 – Appeared as trial counsel for a client alleged to be involved in a planned group robbery. Defendant acquitted despite co-defendants guilty plea.
R v M - Winchester, 2013 – Appeared as trial counsel for a female client alleged to have indecently assaulted two young boys. Defendant acquitted after trial.
R v C - Winchester, 2012 – Appeared as trial counsel for a 16 year old female involved in a complex conspiracy to burgle involving 7 others all of whom were convicted. Client was acquitted after trial.
Lance Whiteford is a highly experienced Lawyer with 14 years criminal practice under his belt. He appears in the Crown Court on a daily basis and also regularly at the Court of Appeal.
His cases include offences of violence including murder and manslaughter, the importation of drugs, sexual offences , robbery, burglary, serious driving offences including death by dangerous driving, firearms offences as well as fraud and other offences of dishonesty.
Although a robust cross examiner in jury trials lance is often praised for his kind and understanding nature when dealing with vulnerable clients.
Lisa qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 following a business career.She is an experienced Higher Rights Advocate in all Criminal proceedings.She appears predominantly in the Crown Court representing clients charged with a wide variety of serious offences including allegations of Money Laundering, Drugs, Dishonesty and Sexual Offences.Lisa regularly conducts trials in the Crown Court and has been led in more serious trials.
Richard joined Taylor Street in 2012 as a Trainee Solicitor. He went to the University of Surrey, graduating in 2010 with a LLB(Hons) in Law. He later completed his Legal Practice Course at Guildford College of Law in 2011. Throughout his studies Richard has focused on Criminal Law.
In 2014 Richard qualified as a Duty Solicitor with higher rights of audience, allowing him to represent clients in the senior courts of England and Wales. Richard however currently focuses on representing clients in the Magistrates Courts.
Richard is also an Accredited Police Station Representative and regularly represents clients at the Police Station for all matters. Richard qualified as a Police Station Representative in 2012. Richard is experienced in dealing with extremely serious matters at the police station, and regularly represents client for fraud; serious sexual offences; violent crime, and serious drug offences.
Stuart Western High Court Advocate (Admitted 1998)
Specialising in crime ever since qualifying in 1998, Stuart became a Duty Solicitor in 2000 and Higher Courts Advocate (Solicitor Advocate) in 2002. Employed by Taylor Street since 2008 he now deals with a broad range of offences at the police station through to advocacy in the Crown Court, mostly serious crime including high profile homicides and assorted violence, theft, dishonesty, sex and drugs.
Head of the Court Martial department at Taylor Street, Stuart has defended clients at the RMP and before Courts Martials in the UK and overseas since coming to Aldershot in 1999.
Stuart is an expert in motoring and road traffic law with many years experience helping motorists through the ordeal of facing a Magistrates' Court, successfully defending many cases or arguing to keep a driving licence.