Aleksander Lloyd High Court Advocate (Admitted 2000)
Aleks is an experienced criminal defence solicitor with higher rights of audience. Aleks is the most experienced trial advocate at the firm, 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 deals with a broad range of criminal matters at all stages, from police station representation to advocacy at the Magistrates' Court and Crown Court.
Chris joined Taylor Street in 2003 and qualified as a Police Station Accredited Representative in 2007. He then qualified as a Legal Executive in 2008 and then a Solicitor in 2012.
Chris regularly advises clients at the police station. He has experience representing clients in relation to all types of criminal offence, from petty theft to murder, and has been involved in trial preparation of such cases.
Chris joined the firm as a trainee in 1999 and has since qualified as a Duty Solicitor. Prior to joining Taylor Street Solicitors, Chris was a serving Army officer and he continues to hold the rank of Major within the Territorial Army.
Chris has a great deal of experience of Courts Martial matters because of the close proximity of many military units.
Chris has been providing quality legal service since 1987. He has dealt with cases in Bosnia, Kosivo, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, BATUS, Kenya, Germany and various other locations around the world. He has dealt with cases ranging from murder to breach of standing orders and all those in between. He has represented every rank in all three services and has a high success rate in trials.
Chris has dealt with many high profile cases including a murder in Iraq, cases involving interrogators and cases well known within the military community including the "warrior" case involving an incident where a chain gun fired undemanded. The "balloon" case at Rheindahlen and the celebrated "red baps" case which featured in The Sun newspaper.
Craig joined Taylor Street Solicitors in November 2009, having worked since 1995 as a criminal law advocate in Winchester, Basingstoke and Aldershot.
Craig represents clients at all stages of their case, from the police station to the court, and conducts trials in the Magistrates' and Youth Courts. He is a qualified driving instructor and is particularly well placed to advise clients on motoring matters.
Craig also has experience with clients under investigation by the military police.
Emma-Louise graduated from York University in 2003 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and LLP qualification at the College of Law in 2007. She qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and became a Duty Solicitor in 2010. Since qualification, she has worked exclusively in criminal defence work.
She undertakes a broad spectrum of criminal work including Crown Court trial preparation, police station representation and Crown Court committals for sentence. Her experience includes a broad range of offences, from motoring offences to serious sexual offences and murder.
Currently, Emma-Louise works primarily as an advocate in the Magistrates' Court and Youth Court, conducting trials in both.
Eve completed an LLB (Hons) in law from the University of Reading and then obtained her LPC with distinction from Guildford College of Law. She became an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2002 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2003. She then went on to become a Duty Solicitor and has worked exclusively as a solicitor specialising in criminal and military law since then.
Eve has worked on a number of high profile cases, undertaking work in all aspects of criminal and miliary law. She advises clients at the police station, represents clients in the Magistrates' and Youth Court and carries out Magistrates' and Crown Court case preparation, as well as conducting summary trials. As an experienced advocate, she currently spends most of her time in the Magistrates' Court.
Fabienne joined Taylor Street in 2009 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 2011. She went to Oxford Brookes University where she obtained a BSc in Business and Psychology. She later received an LLb Law Degree at Guildford College of Law. Fabienne aso has previous experience of working within the Probation Service.
Fabienne represents clients both in the Police Station and at Court who are under investigation for a wide range of allegations; including serious sexual offences, fraud, violent crime and military offences. She is also responsible for preparation of cases from the first hearing at the Magistrates' Court through to trial at the Crown Court.
Lance Whiteford High Court Advocate (Admitted 2003)
Lance has considerable experience in a wide and varied range of criminal defence work at the Youth and Magistrates' Courts, as well as at the Court of Appeal. He has represented clients in many different aspects of criminal law, including violent crime (namely murder and manslaughter), the importation and supply of drugs, sexual offences, robbery, burglary, the possession of firearms, bladed articles and offensive weapons, and fraud. Lance is experienced in motoring law cases as well, with offences ranging from excessive alcohol consumption to death by dangerous driving.
Lance conducts Youth and Magistrates' Court Trials and has defended in multi-handed matters. Lance is a member of the General Crime team at Taylor Street, appearing in court on a daily basis.
Lisa qualified as a Solicitor in 2004, following a business career. She is an experienced Duty Solicitor and also a Higher Rights Advocate in criminal proceedings. Lisa is a member of the Very High Cost Case panel having been instructed in a Violent Disorder VHCC matter, as well as a 14 tonne Cannabis importation case. She is experienced in military law cases and regularly attends RMP and SIB interviews and Courts Martial trials, both in the UK and abroad.
Nichola qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1990 and went on to qualify as an Accredited Police Station Representative in 1995. In 1997, she qualified as a Solicitor through the College of Law, Guildford. She is a member of the Complex Crime Unit Very High Cost Case Panel and has prepared a number of very high cost cases, including fraud, drug importation, violent disorder, robbery and GBH. Nichola joined Taylor Street Solicitors in July 2010.
Nichola is also experienced in preparing Crown Court cases, notably including massive drug importation of cocaine from Columbia. She prepared a high profile Crown Court case for a client charged with abduction, rape and murder, which involved the client being extradited from India to stand trial. She has also prepared cases for clients charged with murder, attempted murder, rape, GBH, perjury and robbery.
Nichola has recently prepared notable Crown Court case in which a female escort was charged with murder of her client. Client was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter.
She has also acted for client charged with £10 million fraud and the subsequent confiscation proceedings.
Aside from Crown Court preparation, Nichola advises at civilian and military police stations. Her Courts Martial experience includes preparing a high profile case in which the client was charged with murder in Iraq. She has acted for military personnel in military police station interviews in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Currently, Nichola's case load is comprised of Crown Court and police station work. She is a member of the firm's internal police station rota, providing 24-hour advice to clients at the police station.
Sharon was admitted in 1995. She spent a number of years as a Legal Adviser in the magistrates court before working as a duty solicitor for firms including Taylor Street.
Sharon then returned as a Legal Adviser in the Magistrates court between 2003 and 2010. She then re-joined Taylor Street in 2010 and now specialises in preparing Magistrates Court Cases for trial. She has an in depth knowledge of the workings of the Magistrates Court due to her experience which puts her in an ideal position to prepare the cases for trial.
Stuart Western High Court Advocate (Admitted 1998)
Stuart was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in criminal law ever since, further qualifying as a duty solicitor in 2000 and as a Higher Courts Advocate (Solicitor Advocate) in 2002. He joined Taylor Street in 2008 and deals with a broad range of criminal matters (including many high profile cases) at all stages, from police station representation to advocacy at the Magistrates' and Crown Court.
Stuart has a specific interest in motoring and road traffic law, dealing with all aspects of motoring offences, summonses and the police. He has many years of experience in helping motorists through the experience of facing a Magistrates' Court and has successfully defended many cases.
Stuart has worked in Aldershot since 1999, and consequently is experienced in dealing with military personnel, regularly defending clients at the RMP/SIB, Courts Martials and Summary Appeal Courts, in the UK and abroad.
Whitney joined Taylor Street in 2013/4 as a trainee solicitor. She went to University of Surrey, graduating 2010 with a LLB(Hons) in Law. She later completed a Masters degree in Business Management and her Legal Practice Course at Guilford College of Law.
Whitney transferred from Civil law to Criminal law as this is where her real interests lie. Whitney is currently involved in preparing trials to be heard in the Magistrates courts.