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Mr Sriharan's involvement in the Constitutional Reforms in Sri Lanka

20th January 2016


Mr Sriharan was invited by the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister, Mr Ranil Wickramasinge MP to discuss various matters about the countries situation and the new government's future plans during his visit to Colombo in January 2016. At this meeting the Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Mithree Wickramasinghe and Mrs Renuka Sriharan were also present.

He also took part in the discussions and consultations with Mr Upul Jayasurya , Chairman of BOI (Board of Investments) of Sri Lanka with regard to the Economical Development in Sri Lanka and the new Constitutional Reforms taking place in Colombo.


Mr Sriharan's involvement in the International Bar Association

26th November 2015


Mr Sriharan is a Member and also is in the Human Rights committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and attended the 7th Biennial Global Immigration Conference which was held at The Mandarin Oriental, London from 18th – 20th November 2015.

The Senior Partner, Ariya Sriharan is also a Life Member of Bar Association of Sri Lanka.


Mr Sriharan attended the Opening of the Legal Year Event 2015

5th October 2015


Mr Sriharan attended as a delegate on 30th September and 1st October 2015 for the Opening of the Legal year 2015 two day conference on the Invitation of the Bar Council and the Law Society of England and Wales . Many Legal and Judicial luminaries attended this event from all parts of the world. Below are a few photos:


Mr Sriharan has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the 3rd year running

21st September 2015


Mr Sriharan has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the 3rd year running.


Mr Reza Muzni admitted in the Family Panel

9th February 2015


Mr Reza Muzni who is a Litigation Solicitor in the Firm has been certified as a Family Law Scheme Member recognised by the Law Society of England & Wales.


Senior Partner, Mr Ariya Sriharan selected as Super Lawyer 2014 for the second year running

19th June 2014


The Senior Partner Mr Ariya Sriharan was nominated and awarded the Super Lawyers status for the second year running. He was awarded for the first time in 2013. The selection was for the category of Immigration Law. Only 5% of London Lawyers are selected and awarded this status.


Senior Partner, Mr Sriharan chosen as guest speaker at the ASLLUK Annual General Meeting 2014

09th June 2014


Mr Ariya Sriharan was invited as one of the guest speakers at the ASLLUK (The Association of Sri Lankan Lawyers in UK) Annual General Meeting, which was held on the 07th June 2014. The AGM took place at Garden Court Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London.

The Topics covered by Mr Sriharan were:
"Legal Profession is still the noblest Profession in the world"
"The Legal Profession is still the most respected and profitable Profession"
"The importance of unity amongst the lawyers and the history and importance of the Sri Lankan Lawyers Association"


The other guest speakers at the AGM were:

Mr. Harendra de Silva, QC - President
Mr. Lee Karu, QC - Vice President
His Excellency Dr Chris Nonis - The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK


Sriharans successfully win the case of WN (Gambia), in the Court of Appeal, with the Legal Costs ordered against the UK Border Agency. 2012


WN (Gambia) is the case which was heard at the Court of Appeal. This was also heard as a test case to give guidelines regarding the "second appeals test". Second appeals should be considered favourably by the higher Court whenever there are "compelling reasons" in individual cases, not to be refused as a blanket policy. The compelling reasons and the threshold guidelines were clearly explained in this Court of Appeal judgment. Sriharan's client from Gambia was successful in the First Tier Tribunal. UKBA appealed against that decision successfully. When Sriharans Solicitors appealed to a further Upper Tribunal, permission was refused. Therefore it became a tested and guideline case. UKBA represented by Treasury Solicitors were ordered to pay the legal costs in favour of this Appellant.

Sriharans Solicitors instructed Colin Yeo of Counsel and also instructed the leading counsel Raza Hussain QC.


The Legal Services Commission awards Sriharans Solicitors the Legal Aid Contract in Family Law

2nd February 2012


Sriharans Solicitors have restructured their Family Law Department. The Legal Services Commission has awarded the Legal Aid Contract in Family Law for Sriharans Solicitors to carry out publicly funded Legal Aid cases from 1st February 2012.

Quality

Sriharans Solicitors have a Family Law Specialist who is a Member of the Law Society Family Panel and Resolutions and also the Law Society Children's Panel. Two more Solicitors are also dedicated to the Family Department. The Family Department will accept Legal Aid as well as privately funded cases.

The Family Department has multilingual staff to serve clients with care and confidentiality. The languages available within the Firm are Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sinhalese,Tamil & Malayalam.


Ms Kiran Panesar (Practice Manager, Senior Supervisor and COFA) completes 25 years of dedicated and loyal service at Sriharans


The Practice Manager Ms Kiran Panesar completed 25 years of dedicated service to the Firm. Celebration by the Staff and Partners in her honour.


Middlesex Law Society annual dinner dance / Remembrance Day

11th November 2011


Middlesex law society Annual Ball 2012 on the Heroes day. Partner of the Firm Mrs R Sriharan was the President of Middlesex Law Society.


The Law Society awards the prestigious 'Conveyancing Quality Scheme' membership to Sriharans Solicitors

25th July 2011


WE SRIHARANS SOLICITORS are very proud to be amongst the first law firms in the country to secure membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying process on 13th July 2011.

This will not only improve on our already high standards, but also ensure that our clients receive an outstanding level of quality conveyancing.

Quality

WHAT CQS MEANS

The Law Society recently introduced a new Conveyancing Quality Scheme to assist members of the public in choosing a Quality Conveyancing Solicitor. It is intended to create a trusted conveyancing community that will deter fraud, recognise high-quality services for home-buyers and lenders, and deliver a robust assessment and monitoring procedure.

When applying for membership of the CQS we had to satisfy the Law Society on a wide range of issues, which help ensure a high quality service, including:

  • The type of conveyancing work done by the firm
  • The adequacy of supervision
  • The previous level of any complaints and claims history
  • The level of qualification and practical experience of partners and staff
  • That the firm operates to a high standard of business and financial mana

Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest deals most of us ever make. We want to make it easy for you as we can and we will do all we can to make sure that everything goes smoothly. As a member of the CQS, our Firm has entered into the CQS Client Charter. The Charter tells you what you can expect from us.

What you can expect from us?

  • When you contact us to discuss your sale or purchase we will explain clearly the steps in the process and what you can expect from your solicitor.
  • We will tell you what the costs will be.
  • We will keep you informed of progress in your sale or purchase.
  • We will work in line with the quality standards of the Law Society's CQS

If you have already been our client, be proud of us. If you have not used our services, you will be making the correct choice by instructing us as your Solicitors. If you are hoping to obtain a mortgage, the Lenders will prefer Firms who hold CQS membership.