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Lloyds PR Solicitors

11 STATION ROAD, LONDON, NW10 4UJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0208 963 1050
Fax:
Fax 0208 963 1975
DX:
57654 HARLESDEN
Email:
Web:
www.lloydspr.com
London, Watford

Manoj Rupasinghe

Tel:
Work 020 8963 1050
Email:
Lloyds PR Solicitors

Work Department

Advocacy department.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

Sinhalese.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

The team at Lloyds PR Solicitors provides a ‘first-class service’ and handles matters in almost every area of serious crime. Manoj Rupasinghe and Harsha Rupasinghe lead the department, and Mohsin Ariff is also recommended.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

The ‘standout’ practice at Lloyds PR Solicitors is led by ‘extremely intelligent’ solicitors Manoj Rupasinghe and Harsha Rupasinghe. The ‘dedicated and thoroughMohsin Ariff is another name to note.

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