Amrisha Parathalingam Regulatory

Call: 2004


Amrisha is a specialist criminal and regulatory practitioner and is a Grade 3 CPS prosecutor. Her recent criminal practice includes cases of increasing complexity and gravity ranging from homicide to fraud, sexual offences and offences of serious violence.

Amrisha’s meticulous preparation and approachable style make her a popular choice amongst instructing solicitors.


  • LLB(Hons), LLM University of Manchester
  • Called to the Bar of Sri Lanka: 2005


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Advocacy Trainer for Lincoln’s Inn
  • Sri Lanka Bar Association


  • Sinhalese



Amrisha is regularly instructed by City Councils, the DWP and UKBA to prosecute food hygiene prosecutions, alcohol licencing, taxi licensing, benefit fraud and confiscation of goods at airports.

She is experienced in defending allegations of a variety of benefit frauds. She is meticulous in her approach to each case and prioritizes putting clients at ease and explaining matters thoroughly.

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Animal Welfare

Amrisha has appeared in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts on behalf of dog owners alleged to be in breach of the Dangerous Dogs Act. She has successfully resisted applications by the prosecution for destruction orders and has developed a thorough understanding of the procedures and practicalities associated with recovering costs from an unsuccessful Prosecution.

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Amrisha has represented Local Authorities, individuals and businesses in respect of alcohol and entertainment licensing matters. She is also well versed in defending alleged Food Safety Regulation breaches.

Over the years, she has gained considerable expertise in prosecuting and defending taxi licensing offences and also representing drivers seeking to persuade the Local Authorities to allow them to retain their licence following a conviction.

She regularly appears before the Traffic Commissioner instructed by HGV drivers and Operators alleged to have breached their licences.

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