Elroy Claxton

  • Year of Call 1983

Instruct Elroy

Introduction

Introduction

Elroy has over 30 years' experience of prosecuting and defending criminal cases and is highly regarded as an established criminal practitioner. He presently specialises in defending in serious criminal cases and does police tribunal work.

Elroy is regularly instructed in cases of murder, rape, drug offences, serious violence, proceeds of crime, kidnapping and armed robbery and serious historical sex cases.

Elroy is calm under pressure, which enables him to develop a relationship with lay and professional clients as part of a legal team. He is straightforward and sensitive and this quality creates trust in clients.

Elroy has been a Recorder since 1998.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

R v O
People trafficking, young women from Nigeria to Prague and then on to Heathrow, case required an understanding of the Nigerian culture and traditions of Nigerian village traditions. 

R v A
Leading counsel in £1 million fraud. Five men charged with setting up fraudulent firm with the aim of providing fraudulent HGV licence. Representing only defendant to be acquitted.

R v R
Defendant charged with rape allegation that the victim was drugged. Defendant acquitted.

R v O
International sex trafficking gang, trial at the Central Criminal Court. 

R v I
Multi-handed mortgage fraud heard in Manchester Crown court. 

R v DN (aka L-F)
Representing serving prisoner in sexual activity with a child. Defendant had substantial links with the Manchester underworld.

R v N
Illegal immigrant fraud exposed by BBC Panorama programme. 

R v B, Rape
Representing man charged with historical rape offences whilst serving a long sentence for rape.

R v O
Banking fraud, money laundering. 

Qualifications

Qualifications

LLB

Memberships

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Excellent barrister my clients recommend him to their friends” - HSR London [2017]

 “A man that instils confidence in clients”  - MN LAW [2017]

Direct Access

Direct Access

Elroy is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Elroy on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk.