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Lloyds PR Solicitors
NW10 4UJ
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Harsha Rupasinghe is a partner at Lloyds PR Solicitors. The firm is authorised to deal with very high cost cases in fraud and crime. Harsha is a specialist criminal litigator with substantial experience in serious economic crime: fraud, money laundering, asset restraint and forfeiture, confiscation and civil recovery. He acts for corporate bodies and individuals in complex and multi-jurisdictional cases. Harsha regularly defends those being investigated and prosecuted by Interpol, the US Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), as well as other prosecuting authorities. Harsha, representing Lloyds PR Solicitors, participated in a fact finding mission in connection with the interception in international waters of a humanitarian convoy on its way to Gaza, by assisting in legal research alongside Sir Desmond de Silva QC (2010). Harsha is currently leading the defence in the following high-profile cases: Operation Laith (£44m cyber-fraud investigation begun by the FBI being prosecuted by the CPS); R v Subramaniam (£430m global fraud investigation, across 22 countries, led by the US Secret Service, FBI and Serious Organised Crime Agency being prosecuted by the CPS); Operation Prelacy (£200m fraud investigation by SOCA); Operation Opaque & Rome (£150m drug conspiracy investigation by SOCA and Dutch authorities being prosecuted by the CPS); Operation Viking (£150m fraud investigation by HMRC); R v Arachi (£69m fraud investigation by HMRC being prosecuted by the CPS); Operation Civilian (£137m fraud investigation by HMRC being prosecuted by the CPS); Operation Netwing (slavery conspiracy investigation by Hertfordshire Police Major Crime Unit being prosecuted by the CPS); Operation Veneer (£150m fraud investigation being prosecution by HMRC). Harsha further specialises in extradition and mutual assistance and is currently acting for a defendant in relation to Operation Assist (an extradition request by the UK to Romania, to stand trial for murder). He has a record of successfully resisting EU extradition requests and has advised on international investigations involving extraditions to and from the USA, Sri Lanka and Azerbaijan.


VHCC Panel, Law Society, Amnesty International, Justice and Liberty, Sri Lankan Lawyers Association.

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London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Lloyds PR Solicitors acts in complex criminal cases at the highest levels. The department operates with multiple specialist teams, so as to provide both breadth and depth at all levels, from the police station upwards. Harsha Rupasinghe and solicitor Mohsin Ariff lead the serious and complex crime team, which manages high-value and multijurisdictional matters, including fraud, drugs conspiracies, and terrorism. Prasad Palihawadana heads the Police Sation and Magistrates’ Court departments, while Manoj Rupasinghe  manages advocacy needs, and provides strategic oversight of the firm’s cases. Solicitor Ieva Giedraityte has expertise in extradition, and defends a varied range of cases. Solicitor Natasha Patel is also noted.