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Mohsin Ariff

Work 0208 963 1050
Lloyds PR Solicitors

Work Department

Crime: Crown Court.


Mohsin specialises in serious crime and complex fraud cases. He has always been a prominent member of defence teams in high profile and complex prosecutions. He also has extensive experience in a ranging category of offences such as murder, rape, multi-handed drug conspiracies, high value frauds and robbery; Mohsin forms part of the defence teams in the following high profile ongoing cases: Operation Jardim, Central Criminal Court – Murder of Sabrina Moss; Operation Rubytail, Nottingham Crown Court – 4 counts of murder; Operation Chopito, Southwark crown Court – Importation of £11m of high purity cocaine from Mexico; Operation Demolish, Maidstone Crown Court – large scale conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in the Kent area with a total of 18 defendants; Operation Gesticulate, Kingston Crown Court – multi handed prosecution into the unlawful facilitation on non-EU nationals into and within member states. A list of previous notable cases is as follows: Operation Ewe, Luton Crown Court (2013) – murder of a shop owner by his employee; Operation Homebush, Central Criminal Court (2013) – The murder of Thierry Gnanakumar in Lewisham; Operation Geneview, Central Criminal Court (2013) – The murder of Negus McClean by stabbing (gang related); R v J, Reading Crown Court (2012) – Mentally challenged defendant charged with the attempted murder of his mother by stabbing her on the back of her head; R v A , Central Criminal Court (2012) – murder: stabbing to death of a gang member in a bookmakers on Old Kent Road; R v J, Snaresbrook Crown Court (2011) – murder and attempted murder: the defendant was accused of murdering his own father after the body was exhumed by police from the rear garden of the family home. Serious violence: operation Bohemia, Norwich Crown Court (2014) – kidnap, false imprisonment and wounding with intent (Sec 18 GBH). The defendant was one of 11 charged with the kidnap, false imprisonment and brutal attack of a heavily pregnant woman and her partner; Operation Rome, Central Criminal Court (2014) – armed robbery of a money exchange bureau owner whilst transporting the end of day takings to a secure location (£310,000); Operation Anubis, Woolwich Crown Court (2014) – cash in transit robberies in the South London area; Operation Hamun, Southwark Crown Court (2013) – blackmail and false imprisonment with a ransom demand made in Bangladesh; Operation Niji, Harrow Crown Court (2013) – conspiracy to commit burglary over several counties across England. Drug offences: Operation Pagoda, Harrow Crown Court (2014) – conspiracy to supply Class A drugs estimated at over £4 million over a period of time in the Hertfordshire area; R v H, Central Criminal Court (2013) – conspiracy to supply several kilos of high purity cocaine. Sex offences; R v P, Harrow Crown Court (2014) – maternal uncle alleged to have sexually abused his nieces over a period of years; R v A, Harrow Crown Court (2013) – attempted rape at a bus stop; R v W, Winchester Crown Court (2013) – allegation of multiple rapes by wife against her husband; Operation Veerde, Isleworth Crown Court (2013): large scale prosecution into the facilitation of vulnerable women mainly from the Czech Republic for sexual exploitation/prostitution. This case also involved a prosecution in to sham marriages; R v B, St Albans Crown Court (2013) – allegation by step daughter against her stepfather of rape and serious sexual assault spanning over several years; R v V, St Albans Crown Court (2012) – medical staff accused of sexually assaulting an out patient; R v K, Kingston Crown Court (2010) – gang rape of sex workers at a brothel; R v V, Woolwich Crown Court (2009) – rape of a minor; R v S, Croydon Crown Court (2009) – rape and sexual assault of work colleagues.


Trained Lloyds PR Solicitors, qualified 2010. Moshin joined Lloyds PR Solicitors as a case worker. He became a trainee solicitor almost immediately and qualified as a solicitor in February 2010. Mohsin is an accredited police station representative and a criminal duty solicitor.


Tamil, Sinhalese, Hindi, Urdu, Memoni and Gujrati (moderate).


The Law Society; Leicester University Alumni; Association of Sri Lankan Lawyers in the UK.


LLB from the University of Leicester (2005); LPC from the College of Law (2007).


Cricket and swimming.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Next generation lawyers

Mohsin Ariff - Lloyds PR Solicitors

Within: Crime: general

Lloyds PR Solicitors is ‘very professional, well staffed and a growing force nationally’. It covers a broad range of general crime matters such as road traffic offences, extradition, business crime, terrorism, murder, serious sexual assault and human trafficking. The firm has separate teams to deal with the progression of cases including: the police station team, Magistrates Court team, Crown Court team, in-house advocacy team and confiscation team. Key individuals include Prasad Palihawadana, Harsha Rupasinghe who provides clients with ‘the best service and representation’ and associate Mohsin Ariff  who is ‘unflappable’, ‘extremely forensically astute’ and ‘has an ability to insightfully grasp the real issues in the most complex and serious cases’.

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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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