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Lloyds PR Solicitors

Work 0208 963 1050
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London, Watford

Prasad Palihawadana

Work 020 8963 1050
Lloyds PR Solicitors

Work Department

Police station representation and advocacy at the Magistrates.


Prasad is the partner/director of Lloyds PR Solicitors. He is also the crime supervisor of the firm. The main areas of work are: police stations (giving advice) and magistrates’ court cases (attends hearings to represent clients). Prasad has been a court and police station duty solicitor for over 10 years. In 2011 – 2012 Prasad has been involved with the following two notable cases: R v Tran, Central Criminal Court (multi-hander, multi-million pound conspiracy to produce cannabis by using hydroponics) and R v Milka, Croydon Crown Court (large sophisticated internet banking fraud); Prasad specialises in sexual offences including child abuse cases. Prasad is a supervisor for the VHCC panel and trainee supervisor. Recent notable cases: R v Biles, Blackfriars Crown Court (Conspiracy to supply class A drugs); R v Tereziu, Ipswich Crown Court (Importation of class A drugs); R v Nash Kingston Crown Court (Importation of class A drugs); R v Hussain St Albans Crown Court (Importation of class A drugs); R v Sharif St Albans Crown Court (Possession of class B with intent to supply); R v Haddag Southwark Crown Court (Conspiracy to convert criminal property); R v Yazadani Exeter Crown Court (Money laundering); R v Crossfield Leicester Crown Court (Long firm fraud); R v Thanabalsingham Portsmouth Crown Court (Rape); R v Vivekananthan Woolwich Crown Court (Rape of a minor); R v McCloud McCLOUD, St Albans Crown Court (Rape of a minor in India); R v Choudhury St Albans Crown Court (Rape); R v Vale, Isleworth Crown Court (Rape); R v Kandasamy- Kingston Crown Court (Rape); and R v Szabova, Guildhall Middlesex Crown Court (Human trafficking and prostitution).


Throughout his career Prasad has specialised in criminal defence. He worked for a number of high-street practices before becoming a partner at Lloyds PR Solicitors in February 2006.


University of Columbo, Sri Lanka BA.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Lloyds PR Solicitors is ‘very professional, well staffed and a growing force nationally’. It covers a broad range of general crime matters such as road traffic offences, extradition, business crime, terrorism, murder, serious sexual assault and human trafficking. The firm has separate teams to deal with the progression of cases including: the police station team, Magistrates Court team, Crown Court team, in-house advocacy team and confiscation team. Key individuals include Prasad Palihawadana, Harsha Rupasinghe who provides clients with ‘the best service and representation’ and associate Mohsin Ariff  who is ‘unflappable’, ‘extremely forensically astute’ and ‘has an ability to insightfully grasp the real issues in the most complex and serious cases’.

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