Campaspe Lloyd Jacob has a broad practice with a particular focus on crime, extradition, inquests & professional discipline.

Legal Expertise

Crime overview

Campaspe’s busy criminal practice encompasses all areas of crime. She has appeared in numerous fraud and terrorist cases as well as drugs cases, and cases alleging violence, rape and sexual assault. She is used to dealing with both very vulnerable and also highly articulate clients.

She has recently, successfully defended a young man charged with kidnap, robbery and running the Southend class A drugs market, as well as a large number of police officers (in front of both the criminal courts and at professional disciplinary hearings). She has recently persuaded the CPS to offer no evidence in a case of rape, non-fatal strangulation, ABH and police misconduct. She has also recently appeared in the Court of Appeal to successfully oppose the Solicitor General’s application to overturn one of her client’s sentences. (An Attorney General’s reference on the basis that it was unduly lenient).  She has obtained the discharge of a freezing order for a client who was being investigated for fraud, successfully responded in Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson’s) appeal of a stalking prevention order and helped secure a senior officer’s acquittal on a blackmail charge.

Notable Crime cases

R v Fitzgerald [2024] EWCA 414, Singh LJ, Jay J, HHJ Mayo

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Southwark Crown Court, 12-18 October 2023

R v GK, Northampton Crown Court, August 2023

In the matter of AJ and the Proceeds of Crime Act, Woolwich Crown Court, intermittently, Dec 2022-June 2023

R v JD and others, Chelmsford Crown Court, May 2023

Extradition overview

Campaspe has a wealth of extradition experience and has appeared in many high-profile extradition cases over the years, appearing both for foreign governments and for those seeking to resist extradition. She has made a speciality of representing Italian clients and identifying Article 6 breaches in Italian legal proceedings. She was part of the prosecution team in Pinochet and she was a contributor to Halsbury’s Laws extradition section. She also initiated the successful appeal, and consequent compensation claim, of Nicholas Mullen who had – decades earlier – been sentenced to 30 years for conspiracy to cause explosions. She was also instructed in the transfer of Tharcisse Muvunyi to the ICTR.

Notable Extradition cases

Migliorelli v Govt of Italy

2006 EWHC 243 (Admin) Trial in absence in Italy breached Article 6 rights

Mitoi v Romania

2006 EWHC 1977 (Admin)

R v Bow St Magistrates’ Court and others ex p Pinochet Ugarte

(Nos 1-3) [2001] 1 AC 61, HL, [2001] 1 AC 119, HL, [2001] 1 AC 119, HL

Crown Prosecution Services v Saia

Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court) [2001] EWHC Admin 997

Mullen v Regina

[1999] Cr App R143 CA R v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Nicholas Mullen [2002] EWHC 230 (Admin); [2002] 1 WLR 1857, DC; [2003] 2 WLR 835, CA; [2004] 2 WLR 1140, HL; [2005] 1 AC 1

Professional Discipline overview

Campaspe appears before disciplinary tribunals seeking to avoid damaging outcomes for professional individuals.  She regularly appears in Police Misconduct hearings to represent officers who are facing all manner of allegations.  Recently, she has obtained ‘not proven’ findings for clients facing charges of rape, sexual assault and financial impropriety.

Inquests & Inquiries overview

Campaspe accepts instructions on all matters relating to inquests and public inquiries.

R v Bow St Magistrates’ Court and others ex p Pinochet Ugarte
(Nos 1-3) [2001] 1 AC 61, HL, [2001] 1 AC 119, HL, [2001] 1 AC 119, HL

Migliorelli v Govt of Italy
2006 EWHC 243 (Admin)
Trial in absence in Italy breached Article 6 rights

Mullen v Regina
[1999] Cr App R143 CA
R v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Nicholas Mullen [2002] EWHC 230 (Admin); [2002] 1 WLR 1857, DC; [2003] 2 WLR 835, CA; [2004] 2 WLR 1140, HL; [2005] 1 AC 1

Key contacts

Extradition Lawyers Associations
Criminal Bar Association

Fluent Italian
Fluent French

Oxford University MA
English and Italian
City University Dip Law
Inns of Court School of Law
Called to the Bar:  Gray’s Inn, 1990
UEA MA in Creative Writing

A novel, Ophelia in Pieces, under the name Clare Jacob. Published by Short Books. ISBN 978-1-907595-49-3

An opera, The Face, performed at Gray’s Inn (Campaspe wrote the libretto. Music by Christopher Bowers Broadbent)

Campaspe has taught English to refugees (through the Refugee Council and Southwark Asylum Seekers Day Care Centre).

She has appeared for residents in a planning appeal and received a Southwark civic award.

I, Campaspe Lloyd-Jacob, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at  My Data Protection Policy can be found here.

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Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.  When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here.  When I process data which has not been obtained directly from the data subject (eg personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

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Rev 2.1 07.12.2022

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