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Lloyds PR Solicitors
11 STATION ROAD
LONDON
NW10 4UJ
England

Work Department

Police station representation and advocacy at the Magistrates.

Position

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 M, 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.

Notable cases: R v B, Blackfriars Crown Court (Conspiracy to supply class A drugs); R v Tereziu, Ipswich Crown Court (Importation of class A drugs); R v N, Kingston Crown Court (Importation of class A drugs); R v H, St Albans Crown Court (Importation of class A drugs); R v S, St Albans Crown Court (Possession of class B with intent to supply); R v H, Southwark Crown Court (Conspiracy to convert criminal property); R v Y,  Exeter Crown Court (Money laundering); R v C, Leicester Crown Court (Long firm fraud); R v T, Portsmouth Crown Court (Rape); R v V, Woolwich Crown Court (Rape of a minor); R v M, St Albans Crown Court (Rape of a minor in India); R v C, St Albans Crown Court (Rape); R v V, Isleworth Crown Court (Rape); R v K,- Kingston Crown Court (Rape); and R v S, Guildhall Middlesex Crown Court (Human trafficking and prostitution).

Career

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.

Languages

Sinhalese

Education

University of Columbo, Sri Lanka BA.

Lawyer Rankings

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.