Lindsey Lobley

Lindsey Lobley

Head of Criminal Law

Lindsey originally joined Lester Morrill in 2002 as a trainee, remaining with the Firm once qualified as a solicitor (in 2004) later becoming a Partner and is now Head of Criminal Law at Minton Morrill.

Providing the best possible representation of those facing criminal investigations and proceedings has always been her focus. Initially with a strong presence in the Youth Court, Lindsey represented the then youngest person in England to be made subject to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order.  She was awarded the title of ‘Leeds Advocate of the Year’ by the District Judges of the region as early as 2005 when only one year qualified.  Advocacy remains her passion today.

Lindsey’s caseload comprises a comprehensive range of criminal law matters.  She is an accredited duty solicitor for police station and magistrates’ courts and has gained Higher Rights of Audience and extensive experience as a trial lawyer in heavyweight cases in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts.  These cases include complex and high profile matters such as conspiracy to murder, sexual offences and large-scale drugs conspiracies. She has been described as ‘fighting fearlessly and tirelessly’ on behalf of those she represents and in particular for successful representation of vulnerable clients.

Notable Cases

R v Buck (2009) – Murder – representing a victim of domestic violence for killing her abusive partner.

R v Richardson (2009) Conspiracy to Murder – instructed from the inception of this case to represent a defendant originally arrested for murder.  He was later re-arrested and charged with conspiracy to murder.  After a four week trial, the defendant was acquitted of all charges.

R v Williams (2010) – Conspiracy to supply class A drugs.  Following a murder, the police uncovered what is believed to be a large scale drugs operation.  The defendant was initially arrested for murder but later charged with conspiracy to supply.