“Kristin put together a watertight case which demonstrated on multiple fronts that there was no case to answer”. We were extremely grateful to for their informative advice concerning a delicate employment issue and also for their most useful help and guidance as to how we should progress matters further. They came extremely well prepared and the meeting was conducted in a relaxed and structured atmosphere. Their professionalism was beyond doubt and there would be no hesitation in recommending their services.
Thank you to your company for putting me in contact with a direct access barrister, who I felt went far beyond a service for a fixed fee. He more than stood his ground on a case which should have probably not gone my way.
Through his arguments I am now sitting at home enjoying a glass of wine knowing I shall still have a house tomorrow.
Once again many thanks.
My company recently had the privilege of being represented by Dirk van Heck in a county court action. He showed a great ability to cut through the issues and focus exclusively on the facts. Calm and eloquent, he quickly exposed the inconsistencies and smoke screens put up by the defence and resoundingly won us the day. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dirk as an excellent commercial barrister and advocate.”
I managed to clock up 12 points on my driving licence and was summonsed to court expecting to be given a 6 month driving ban. I contacted Sunil and was reassured straightaway by the feeling that if it was possible to avoid a ban it would be achieved in my case. He explained the legal position and that a ban could only be avoided if we could establish that ‘exceptional hardship’ would result. He was frank from start to finish as to my prospects of success. However, I simply could not accept a ban without a fight because of the consequences that would have ensued for me and my family.
We had several long and detailed conversations about what I needed to support my defence, and with his help I was able to put together a ‘mitigation bundle’ of evidence. Before my court date I understood how the process would work and the way he would present my case based on the legal position and my circumstances.
On the day of my hearing, I was immensely relieved to have Sunil negotiating the court procedure and representing me. He found a room for a pre-meeting and went through the evidence once more, so we were both fully prepared. In court, Sunil gave a flawless and perfectly pitched performance, making my case more effectively than even I was expecting. I had to give evidence but even that was made relatively straightforward by the way Sunil handled it.
Result: I kept my licence, got a minimal fine and a good dressing down. I was suitably contrite and enormously relieved. If you’re facing a driving ban, you really want Sunil’s experience and expertise to give you the best chance of negotiating the process with your life, and license, in tact.
Over a period of four years, I instructed Sunil on a number of cases involving proceedings both before the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. I always found Sunil to be conscientious and reliable. He was always well prepared for any occasion whether appearing in court or advising in conference. He quickly establishes a good rapport with clients. Sunil is a persuasive and effective advocate in court.
Sunil made appearing in court to face the prospect of a ‘totting’ disqualification as bearable an experience as something so potentially traumatic could be. From first to last he was realistic about the chances of success, worked through the process with me clearly and thoughtfully, so I always knew what I had to do to prepare my mitigation bundle, and, performed brilliantly in court so that, against the odds, I kept my driving licence and got away with a light fine! Highly recommended, clearly a 5 star road traffic defence barrister.
‘’Kent Traffic Law – You Get What Pay For”
I was caught by an officer on mobile patrol speeding in excess of 100mph. I am a quantity surveyor and run my own business which requires me to travel widely and at short notice to different sites throughout London and the South East. Loss of my license would have meant I would have been unable to meet my contractual commitments with consequent loss of profit and reputation. It was vital for me to retain my license so I engaged the services of Sunil Rupasinha whom I knew to be a barrister specialising in representing motorists.
Sunil suggested we meet for a conference to discuss the detail of my case and to prepare my mitigation well in advance of the court hearing date. When we met I found him to be efficient and capable. He went through my case very carefully indeed leaving no stone unturned. Some of the questions he asked me seemed to be irrelevant. However, when he summarised how he felt the case should be presented this brought everything into focus for me and I understood the relevance of his enquiries. I felt reassured that I had an expert handling my case who would obtain the best result possible for me.
Several weeks later we met at court. Sunil was extremely professional. He found a room for us to have a further private consultation to check on any updates since we had met and to remind me of the procedure in court. He put my case to the magistrates succinctly and persuasively explaining to them how a ban would cripple my business. I was very pleasantly surprised to avoid a ban altogether. Although I was given 6 points, the fine and costs were clearly kept to a minimum.
I have no hesitation in recommending Sunil’s services to anyone facing road traffic prosecution. You will be engaging a consummate professional who knows how to get you the best possible result.’’
Sunil is a very experienced and highly regarded advocate whom I have instructed when working for HMRC in civil cash forfeiture applications. He always brought a very professional and thorough approach to his work. I am now in independent private practice and have continued to instruct Sunil. It is clear that his skills are equally well suited to the defence arena. I recommend him to anyone requiring a top class advocate.
I have had the pleasure of working with Sunil on a number of occasions and have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and efficient. I would highly recommend using Sunil as he is professional and is easy to get along with.
“Kristin put together a watertight case which demonstrated on multiple fronts that there was no case to answer”.
We were extremely grateful to for their informative advice concerning a delicate employment issue and also for their most useful help and guidance as to how we should progress matters further. They came extremely well prepared and the meeting was conducted in a relaxed and structured atmosphere. Their professionalism was beyond doubt and there would be no hesitation in recommending their services.