MOHSIN ARIFF

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Solicitor

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Mohsin Ariff is a Solicitor at Lloyds PR Solicitors and is a highly-regarded lawyer that works predominantly on serious crime and complex fraud cases that require a sophisticated understanding. He is Police Station Accredited and also a Court Duty Solicitor and has extensive experience in representing clients at the Police Station and in the Magistrates’ Court.  

His workload, however, is primarily that which is in the Crown Court and concerns representing clients that have been charged with murder, rape, multi-handed drug conspiracies, complex frauds, robbery and human trafficking and servitude. With such serious cases in his remit, Mohsin consistently remains in control and calm at all times when interacting with clients and third parties including counsel and investigative and enforcement authorities.

Mohsin is appreciated by clients for his prompt and clear style in communication; he manages expectations and brings sharpness and innovation in his approach when identifying outcomes that are favourable to those instructing him. He is meticulous in his preparation and excellent at putting evidence together when building a defence for his clients.  He has an unrivalled knowledge of procedure and identifies pragmatic solutions in the most complex of cases and this combined with his tactical awareness means that he is a lawyer who is consistently instructed by new and existing clients.

With enforcement agencies, he is assertive yet not forceful and quietly confident with his strategic decisions to aid and assist his clients. He has worked on a magnitude of high profile cases and his conscientious style and ability to concentrate thoroughly on the important points at issue means that he has a strong track record in achieving the desired outcome for his clients.  

Mohsin is multi-lingual and a fluent speaker in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Memoni, Sinhalese and is also a moderate speaker in Gujarati. 

 

DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS                       

THE LEGAL 500 (2016)

Mohsin is noted as a “dedicated and thorough” lawyer.

THE LEGAL 500 (2014)

Mohsin, “genuinely impresses with his preparation of cases” and is “astute”.

THE LEGAL 500 (2013)

Mohsin is acknowledged to be “incredibly well organised” and “extremely attentive” and “heads the Crown Court department”. 

 

NOTABLE CASES

HOMICIDE

  • R v M, Harrow Crown Court

Represented a defendant in an attempted murder on Empire Way, Wembley where the victim was stabbed nine times and was left with no recollection of the incident.

  • Operation Jardim, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with the murder of Sabrina Moss on Kilburn High Road. Additional charges in this case were attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

  • Operation Rubytail, Nottingham Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with murder along and along with seven others was accused of a botched revenge attack whereby they tried to set fire to a house whilst a mother and her three children slept. 

  • R v Jatana (2014) Kingston Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with the attempted murder of a victim who suffered twenty-six wounds.

  • Operation Ewe, Luton Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with the murder of his employee.

  • Operation Homebush, Central Criminal Court

Represented the defendant that was charged with the murder of Thierry Gnankumar in Lewisham.

  • Operation Geneview, Central Criminal Court

Represented the defendant that was charged with the murder of Negus McClean that was killed by stabbing; this was a gang related case.

  • R v J, Reading Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was mentally challenged and was charged with the attempted murder of his mother by stabbing her on the back of her head.

  • R v A, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with murder by stabbing to death a gang member in a bookmakers on Old Kent Road.

  • R v J, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with murder and manslaughter; he was accused of murdering his own father after the body was exhumed by police from the rear garden of their family home.

  • R v S, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with the murder of Geeta Aulakh who was brutally hacked to death to preserve the defendant’s family honour.

  • R v A, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with murder and was in the context of Tamil gang fighting. 

  • R v Miah, Central Criminal Court

Represented the defendant in a murder case that became a landmark ruling in baby shaking murder prosecutions.

 

SERIOUS VIOLENC

  • R v J, Leicester Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was initially charged with two counts of conspiracy to murder along with six others; it was alleged that the defendant kidnapped the victim and the context of the offence was that of hate/honour killing.

  • Operation Auroner, Croydon Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to commit false imprisonment and to blackmail. The defendant along with one other faced allegations of having orchestrated the kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail of a couple from the United Kingdom who had travelled to India on a religious trip.

  • Operation Bohemia, Norwich Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with kidnap, false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm (wounding with intent). The defendant was one of eleven charged with the kidnap, false imprisonment and brutal attack of a heavily pregnant woman and her partner.

  • Operation Rome, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with the armed robbery of a money exchange bureau’s owner whilst he was transporting the end of day takings to a secure location (value of takings was £310,000).

  • Operation Anubis, Woolwich Crown Court

Representing a defendant that was charged with robberies in respect to cash that was being transited in the South London areas.

  • Operation Hamun, Southwark Crown Court

Representing a defendant that was charged with the blackmail and false imprisonment of another in Bangladesh and made a ransom demand in order to release the victim.

  • Operation Niji, Harrow Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary over several counties across England.

  • Operation Heartsease, Southwark Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was alleged to have conspired to blackmail his wealthy father for $1 million in Bullion coins by staging his own kidnap.

  • R v S, St Albans Crown Court

Representing a defendant that was charged with grievous bodily harm (initially arrested for attempted murder) whereby street fighting occurred in Watford town centre and the victim was left with serious life changing injuries including a severe affect to their mental health.

  • R v H, Croydon Crown Court

Representing a victim that was charged with false imprisonment, wounding with intent and robbery. The victims (including children) were tortured with a pair of scissors and hot water in their own home.

  • R v F, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with grievous bodily harm and violence disorder which left the victim in a state of coma.

  • R v S , Isleworth Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged in a multi-handed violence disorder and the defence ensured that he was acquitted following a successful application for abuse of process by the police.

  • R v H, R & Others, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with grievous bodily harm (wounding with intent) that was prosecuted by the Counter Terrorism Squad of the Scotland Yard.

  • R v G, Kingston Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with the possession of a firearm.

  • R v B, Woolwich Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was involved in the largest Gem Heist in the history of the United Kingdom; a £40 million robbery at the Graff Jewellers, Old Bond Street.

 

FRAUD AND DISHONESTY OFFENCES

  • Operation Enderby 2, Central Criminal Court (on going)

Representing the first defendant of sixteen in a multi-million-pound money laundering case concerning the United Kingdom and Hong Kong that is being investigated by the NCA.

  • R v G, Inner London Crown Court

Represented a defendant in a multi-handed mortgage fraud.

  • R v A, Cambridge Crown Court

Represented a defendant in a multi-handed confidence fraud.

  • Operation Gesticulate, Kingston Crown Court

Represented a defendant that faced a SOCA investigation in relation to the facilitation of illegal immigrants into the United Kingdom.

  • R v K, Canterbury Crown Court

Represented a defendant that assisted in the unlawful entry of others into the United Kingdom.

  • R v N-N, Croydon Crown Court

Represented a defendant, that was an employee of Barclays Bank, charged with fraud concerning banking.

  • Operation Dorper, Central Criminal Court

Represented the defendant in a high profile cyber fraud matter that has been publicised as the “Harrods Fraud”.

  • Operation Brimstone, Nottingham Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was involved in a multi-handed large scale mortgage fraud exceeding £4 million.

  • R v L, Ipswich Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with the importation of counterfeit cigarettes and tax evasion of over £1 million.

  • R v M, Northampton Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with fraud concerning a fuel card.

  • R v R, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with fraud concerning a fuel card that exceeded £100,000.

  • R v H, Woolwich Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with fraud and abuse of the right to buy scheme that was being offered by the council.

  • Operation Sendal, Croydon Crown Court

Represented a defendant that assisted in the unlawful entry of others into the United Kingdom.

  • Operation Curfew, Kingston Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with conspiracy to assist unlawful entry into and within the United Kingdom as well as offences pertaining to forgery.

  • R v M, Aylesbury Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with being involved in a multi-million pound mortgage and insurance fraud which was estimated to be in excess of £1 million in value.

  • R v L, St Albans Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was alleged to have conspired to defraud the United Kingdom banking system through high value fraudulent transactions at various cash and carry stores.

  • R v M, Croydon Crown Court

Represented a defendant in a Very High Cost Case concerning internet banking fraud.

  • R v B, Southwark Crown Court

Represented a defendant in a multi-million-pound conspiracy to defraud the United Kingdom banking system.

  • R v Z, A & Others, Kingston Crown Court

Represented a defendant in a Very High Costs Case concerning pharmaceutical fraud. This was the second prosecution of its kind in England & Wales.

 

DRUG OFFENCES

  • Operation Penhurst, Manchester Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was charged with conspiring to import 35 kilograms of Class B drugs from Netherlands.

  • Operation Demolish, Maidstone Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs in a case that involved eighteen defendants.

  • Operation Pagoda, Harrow Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs over a period of time in the Hertfordshire area that were estimated to be over £4 million.

  • R v H, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that conspired to supply several kilos of high purity cocaine.

  • R v H, Harrow Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with importing Class B drugs into the United Kingdom from Spain.

  • Operation Ruhr, Gloucester Crown Court

Represented a defendant whose matter concerned a high profile undercover operation into the supply and distribution of high purity Class A drugs.

  • Operation Pullman, Canterbury Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs initially estimated to be valued at £8.1 million.

  • R v M (2012) Southampton Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs in the Southampton area whilst the organisers were based in London.

  • Operation Gadbrim, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant that was charged with street dealing in the Central London area.

  • R v T, Central Criminal Court

Represented a defendant in a Very High Costs Case which concerned a large-scale cannabis cultivation.

  • R v M, Isleworth Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was charged with importing Class A drugs.

  • R v F, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was alleged to be part of a large group of drug dealers in East London.

 

 

SEX OFFENCES

  • R v K, Kingston Crown Court

Represented a taxi driver that was alleged of raping a drunk passenger in the early hours.

  • R v H, St Albans Crown Court

Representing a defendant that faced multiple allegations of rape by different victims at various periods of time.

  • R v P, Harrow Crown Court

Represented a man who had allegedly sexually abused his nieces over a period of years.

  • R v A, Harrow Crown Court

Represented a defendant that had been charged with attempting to rape a woman at a bus stop.

  • R v W, Winchester Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was alleged to have raped his wife on multiple occasions.

  • Operation Veerde, Isleworth Crown Court - Read More

Represented a defendant who was alleged to have been involved in the trafficking of vulnerable young females from Czech Republic for sexual exploitation and sham marriages in the United Kingdom.

  • R v B, St Albans Crown Court

Represented a defendant that was alleged to have raped and sexually assaulted his step-daughter over several years.

  • R v V, St Albans Crown Court

Represented a defendant, a medical staff employee, who was accused of sexually assaulting an out-patient.

  • R v K, Kingston Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was part of a group that allegedly gang raped sex workers at a brothel.

  • R v V, Woolwich Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was charged with raping a minor.

  • R v S, Croydon Crown Court

Represented a defendant who was charged with rape and sexual assault of his work colleagues.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

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

 

CONTACT DETAILS

T: 0208 963 1050

F: 0208 963 1975

E: mohsin@lloydspr.com