Amrisha Parathalingam Crime

Call: 2004

Introduction

Amrisha is a specialist criminal and regulatory practitioner. She commenced practice in 2010 after completing pupillage in Chambers.

Amrisha has a busy Crown Court practice. She is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in a range of criminal cases including dishonesty, drugs, sexual offences and violence.

Amrisha is a qualified Attorney of Sri Lanka. Prior to joining chambers she practised in Sri Lanka. She speaks fluent Sinhalese.

Education

University of Manchester: LLB(Hons); LLM

College of Law, London: BVC

Sri Lanka Law College: Attorneys-at-Law


Crime

Amrisha is on the CPS Advocates Panel at Level 1.

Over the last few years she has developed a busy trial practice both prosecuting and defending in the Crown Courts. She also has extensive experience dealing with sentencing and putting forward effective mitigation on behalf of individuals.

She is regularly instructed as Junior Counsel by the Complex Casework Unit. She was led in Operation Neutron, a prosecution of two individuals for a “prospectus fraud” of over £13 million. This gained her considerable experience in managing complex disclosure and dealing with large volumes of material at short notice.

More recently, she was led to prosecute a multi handed conspiracy to supply heroin valued in excess of £14 million (Operation Playground).

Amrisha deals with proceeds of crime and asset recovery and can provide written advice where required. She has also appeared before the Tax Chambers, Upper Tier Tribunal and First Tier Tribunal and is well versed with their procedures.

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Motoring and Road Traffic

Amrisha accepts instruction in all driving offences. Since she started practising she has successfully represented a number of individuals at trial and in mitigation for offences of careless driving, dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol  etc.

She also has considerable experience in effectively dealing with arguments of exceptional hardship and special measures.

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