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Lloyds PR Solicitors

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Manoj Rupasinghe

Work 020 8963 1050
Lloyds PR Solicitors

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Advocacy department.


Manoj is in charge of the advocacy department of the firm. Manoj is an experienced counsel who regularly appears in complex Crown Court cases of murder, serious fraud, serious drug offences and allegations of serious violence; either as a sole advocate or as led junior counsel. Manoj has acted as junior counsel in a significant number of high-profile murder cases including the reported case of R v Bucknor [2010] EWCA Crim 1152 (went to the Court of Appeal). This was a landmark ruling concerning the correct approach to the admissibility of evidence from social networking sites at trial. Manoj has particular expertise in dealing with large, multifaceted fraud related prosecutions and acted as the junior advocate in: Operation Civilian: £137m fraud investigation by HMRC being prosecuted by the CPS; R v Abbas: one of the largest MHRA prosecutions in the ever prosecuted; concerning a multi-million pound global conspiracy to distribute counterfeit pharmaceuticals; Operation Dulse, R v Subramaniam: multi-million pound cyber fraud carried out worldwide through the notorious ‘DarkMarket’ website that led to a joint investigation by SOCA, the FBI and the US Secret Service. Manoj is also regularly instructed as a sole advocate in complex Crown Court cases for defendants facing charges of serious fraud, violence and drug trafficking offences. Notable cases include: Homicide: R v A, Central Criminal Courts (Murder) stabbing in a bookmaker in South London; R v SA, Central Criminal Court (Murder) stabbing in the streets; R v Bucknor, Central Criminal Court (murder) drive-by shooting; R v Dhaquane, Central Criminal Court (Murder) stabbing; R v PHAM, Central Criminal Court (Murder) victim was kidnapped and tortured to death by a drugs gang; R v Singh, Central Criminal Court (Murder) honour killing; R v JACHIMOWICH, St Albans Crown Court (murder) defendant accused of killing father and burying body in garden. Acquitted of murder and manslaughter; R v F, Birmingham Crown Court (murder); R v A, Cambridge Crown Court (murder); R v KUCI, Central Criminal Court (conspiracy to murder) attack carried out by throwing acid in an honour-based revenged attack. Fraud: Operation CIVILIAN: £137m fraud investigation by HMRC. Operation Veneer (£150m fraud investigation being prosecution by HMRC). R v Abbas, multi-million pound global conspiracy to distribute counterfeit pharmaceuticals. One of the largest MHRA prosecutions and a very high cost case; R v GOLWARA, fraud involving over a million pounds of counterfeit designer clothes; R v Gunaratnam, ‘boiler room’ fraud. Involved the dishonest sale of company shares to UK investors by an offshore brokerage. Extent of fraud – £4,000,000; R v Subramaniam, (cyber fraud) multi-million pound fraud carried out worldwide through notorious ‘dark market’ website. Joint investigation by SOCA, FBI and US Secret Service; R v Arachchi (money laundering) £69,000,000 money laundering through money-exchange bureau; R v Milka, Croydon Crown Court (cyber fraud) £44,000,000 banking fraud. Investigated by FBI and SOCA. Very high cost case.


Trained Chambers of Lord Gifford QC, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, Temple, London; qualified 2001; partner 2010. Following his call to the Bar in 2001, Manoj practiced at the independent bar where he was a tenant at 1 Mitre Court Buildings, Chambers of Lord Gifford QC.



London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Very well respected white-collar firmLloyds PR Solicitors advises on a broad range of business crime matters and is often involved in complex multi-handed fraud cases. Recent highlights include acting for the lead defendant in an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud case which involved the theft of over £1.3m from over 51 ATMs. Harsha Rupasinghe heads the team and is ‘an excellent communicator who keeps his finger on the pulse of his wide caseload’. Manoj Rupasinghe and Mohsin Ariff are also recommended.

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