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Timothy Jacobs

Year of call:
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University - Law, BA(Hons)
Inns of Court School of Law - Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent
Solicitor at Henry Hyams, Leeds
Higher Courts Advocate (criminal)
Partner at Henry Hyams, Leeds
Tenant at Park Square Barristers, Leeds
Grade 2 Prosecutor
List C of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates

Timothy Jacobs is an advocate with considerable experience in a broad range of criminal work including sexual offences, financial crime and offences of serious violence. He has experience of dealing with young and vulnerable defendants and witnesses including cases dealt with under the s28 procedures.

As a former solicitor and partner in a large Leeds criminal practice he has first-hand experience of dealing with cases from first arrest and interview at the police station through all levels of court proceedings from the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts up to and including successful appearances before the Court of Appeal. Timothy’s work has been mainly defence-focussed but has also included prosecutions on behalf of West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Leeds City Council.


Notable cases

  • R v JB (2018) – Defended a man with mental health problems accused of attempted murder in a knife attack.
  • R v NA (2018) – Defended in a case involving deliberate wounding with a vehicle and professional drug dealing. Case subject of an A-G’s reference.
  • R v LS (2018) – Defence of an elderly man accused of rape and sexual assault.
  • R v VB (2017) – Defended a vulnerable woman charged with assisting an offender in a case of murder.
  • R v TW (2017) – led junior in a case of murder involving firearms.
  • R v SB (2016) – Defence of a woman with mental health problems accused of wounding and false imprisonment. Sentence successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal.
  • R v HO (2016) – Defence in a case of professional, high-value credit card fraud.
  • R v MR (2016) – Defended in a case of nationwide drugs supply conspiracy.

Contact Timothy’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253