NYARA GOONEWARDENA

SOLICITOR

AREAS OF PRACTICE 

Nyara joined us in July 2017 as a caseworker. She is a solicitor handling trials in the magistrates’ court department. Her strong commitment ensures that her clients get the best outcome. Her understanding of the facts of the case at hand links towards the delivering of an exceptional level of client care. Feedback from clients indicate that she understands the client’s personal circumstances and prepares the case leaving no stones unturned. She liaises well with all relevant parties involved and keeps the clients happy. She will help you understand the Crown’s case and build up the defence case. Further, she has explicitly followed up on any pending matters such as dealings with probation, and property etc to ensure the client receives a proper service even after the trial has concluded.

Before Lloyds PR Solicitors, Nyara practiced at criminal and corporate law firms in Sri Lanka, and volunteered with National Centre for Domestic Violence, CAB Immigration Advice Clinic and Citizen Advice in the UK.

 

NOTABLE CASES

ASSAULT 

  • R v C (2017)
  • R v M (2017)
  • R v T (2018)
  • R v B (2018)
  • R v A (2018)
  • R v F (2018)
  • R v H (2018)
  • R v H (2018)
  • R v S (2019)

IMPROPER COMMUNICATIONS

  • R v S (2018)

HARASSMENT WITHOUT VIOLENCE

  • R v S (2019)

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

  • R v AA (2019)

ILLEGAL GAMBLING

  • R v D (2018)

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DRUG

  • R v F (2017)

RACIALLY MOTIVATED OFFENCES

  • R v F (2018)
  • R v H (2018)

FRAUD BY FALSE REPRESENTATION

  • R v M (2018)

DRIVING OFFENCES

  • R v P (2018)
  • R v A (2018)
  • R v O (2018)
  • R v M (2019)
  • R v D (2019)
  • R v G (2019)
 
 
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
 
2012 - LLB (Hons.) - University of Hertfordshire
 
2013 - LLM in International Law - University of Hertfordshire
 
Diploma in Commercial Arbitration - The Institute for the Development of Commercial Law and Practice (Sep 2015 - May 2016)
 
2016 - Legal Practice Course - University of Law
 
2018 - Police Station Accreditation - Cardiff University

 

 

LANGUAGES

Speaking : Sinhalease, Tamil, Hindi and basic French

 

OTHER

  • She qualified in A1 and A2 examinations of Diplome D’Etudes En Langues Francais conducted by Alliance Francais Colombo 7 Branch.
  • She has also excelled in examinations (Theory of Music and Piano) awarded by the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music – London.
  • Further, she was awarded honors by the Institute of Western Music and Speech and Drama All Island Graded Examinations – Sri Lanka.
  • She is very fond of singing.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

T: 0208 963 1050

F: 0208 963 1975

E: nyara@lloydspr.com

SE: nyara.goonewardena@lloydspr.cjsm.net