Firm Profile > Lloyds PR Solicitors > London, England
Lloyds PR Solicitors Offices
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Lloyds PR Solicitors > The Legal 500 Rankings
Crime: general Tier 2
Lloyds PR Solicitors team is led by Prasad Palihawadana, Harsha Rupasinghe and Manoj Rupasinghe , with the practice working across a host of different case types ranging from joint enterprise murder, modern slavery and terrorist offences to international sex trafficking and conspiracy to manage brothels. The firm also advises individuals caught up in allegations of fraud, bribery, cyber-crime and confiscation. The 'outstanding' Ieva Giedraityte and 'shining star' Mohsin Ariff are also highly recommended.
‘The team at Lloyds are friendly and approachable as well as being hard working, and thorough in their preparation. They offer a high level of client care and are “hands on” where this is needed’
‘Lloyds PR is a powerhouse of expertise in the field of criminal law. Their lawyers are energetic and proactive in defending their clients’ interests’
‘An excellent firm, who undertake all areas of criminal law work, from representing individuals on low scale criminal cases to the the most complex and grave allegations’
‘Mohsin Ariff is a rising star to keep an eye on. Always on top of things, always a joy to work with’
‘Ieva Giedraityte is a real asset to the team and one to keep watching as she’s set to fly high’
‘Harsha Rupasinghe is excellent at dispensing very well considered and appropriate advice in a constructive, candid and caring fashion’
‘Manoj Rupasinghe has an exceptional and reassuring keen eye for case detail and delivers thoroughly considered guidance in a measured and insightful fashion’
Lloyds PR Solicitors > Firm Profile
Lloyds PR Solicitors is a leading criminal defence firm specialising in fraud and white-collar crime, with offices based in London and Hertfordshire. The firm handles serious and complex cases, including conspiracies and large-scale money laundering.
The firm: Lloyds PR Solicitors has developed a reputation for extensive legal knowledge, sharp tactical awareness and excellent client care. It is authorised to deal with very high cost cases and its staff include many who have been recognised for their talent in The Legal 500: partners Harsha Rupasinghe (solicitor) and Manoj Rupasighe (barrister), and Mohsin Ariff (solicitor).
The firm often handles cases that are international in scope such as Operation Lait’, concerning a £44m banking fraud investigated by the FBI and the Metropolitan Police. In R v W the firm represented a defendant in a ten-handed conspiracy in which the prosecution alleged they were selling khat to individuals in the US in order to fund an Islamic terrorist group in Somalia. This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security in the US and the Metropolitan Police.
The firm’s solicitors and team of in-house counsel, led by Manoj Rupasinghe, are able to provide high quality representation at all stages of proceedings.
Areas of work undertaken
Serious and general crime: Lloyds PR Solicitors provides representation at police stations, magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court in serious and general crime cases.
The firm enjoys a wealth of experience in dealing with serious criminal cases, such as those involving allegations of murder, drug importation, armed robberies and conspiracies. Examples of some of the cases it has worked on: ‘Operation Jardim’, high-profile investigation into the murder of Sabrina Moss; ‘Operation Netwing’, a widely publicised case involving allegations of slavery and forced labour; and R v Beyene , a high-profile robbery of gemstones worth £40m from Graff (the jewellers) on New Bond Street in 2009.
Fraud and white-collar crime: one of Lloyds PR Solicitors key strengths is its ability to assimilate large volumes of complex material and undertake forensic accountancy analysis, in order to reduce its clients’ liabilities.
Examples of some of the cases it has worked on: Operation Daniel’, a ten-handed pharmaceutical fraud and money laundering case valued at over £10m; Operation Prelacy, a £179m money service business fraud investigated by the SOCA; and ’Operation Veneer’, £150m money service business fraud.
Money laundering and regulatory work: Lloyds PR Solicitors has a regulatory department specifically aimed at the money service businesses and the foreign exchange market by providing advice on compliance and money laundering.
Asset restraint and confiscation: Lloyds PR Solicitors has expertise and extensive experience in cash forfeiture, restraint order, confiscation and civil recovery proceedings, which often run alongside or after criminal cases. The firm regularly represents contesting sums of several million pounds. In Operation Prelacy, it is contesting a confiscation figure in excess of £192m, the second largest confiscation order sought to date.
Extradition: the extradition team at Lloyds PR Solicitors is led by Harsha Rupasinghe, a member of the Extradition Lawyers Association, who specialises in extradition and mutual assistance.
Judicial review: Lloyds PR Solicitors represents clients in judicial review cases born out of criminal proceedings. Its successes have led to changes in the law: see R (Dyer) v Watford Magistrates’ Court  ACD 47.
|Asset restraint and confiscation||Stephen Collins|
|Crime and regulatory||Harsha Rupasinghe|
|Crime and regulatory||Mohsin Ariff|
|Fraud and money laundering||Harsha Rupasinghe|
|Magistrates court||Prasad Palihawadana|
|Magistrates court||Natasha Patel|
|Business development||Stephen Collins|
|Business development||Ieva Giedraityte|
|Amer Ahmad||Solicitor & Supervisor||View Profile|
|Mohsin Ariff||Mohsin specialises in serious crime and complex fraud cases. He has always…||View Profile|
|Stephen Collins||Solicitor & Supervisor||View Profile|
|Ieva Giedraityte||Solicitor and Supervisor||View Profile|
|Moeen Khan||Solicitor-Advocate & Supervisor||View Profile|
|James O’Donnell||Solicitor & Supervisor||View Profile|
|Prasad Palihawadana||Prasad is the partner/director of Lloyds PR Solicitors. He is also the…||View Profile|
|Natasha Patel||Solicitor & Supervisor||View Profile|
|Harsha Rupasinghe||Harsha Rupasinghe is a partner at Lloyds PR Solicitors. The firm is…||View Profile|
|Manoj Rupasinghe||Partner||View Profile|