AI Magazine Issue 12 2018

Acquisition International - Issue 12 2018 47 MPR Solicitors is a boutique law firm offering specialist tailored services to meet its client’s individual needs. Here, we speak to Seema Parikh, recently awarded Leading Complex Criminal Defence Lawyers of the Year, UK, about what makes the group stand out from the crowd. ormed in 2001, MPR Solicitors LLP soon established itself as a niche firm specialising in Criminal Defence and White Collar Crime and Fraud. Building on its reputation for client care and innovative legal solutions, the firm has expanded its areas of practice under the dynamic direction of its current Managing Partner, Seema Parikh. MPR Solicitors operates as a unified and cross- disciplinary law firm with specialist teams dedicated to serve the various needs of its clients. It offers sophisticated legal strategy and highly personalised client service to each and every client. The firm has adopted the by-line ‘people clients want to call rather than the people they have to call,’ and its solicitors aim to provide the best legal solutions and advice with the highest level of service. With dedicated teams of lawyers and support staff who provide specialist quality advice, and speak a number of different languages between them, MPR Solicitors is well-placed to provide the maximum level of quality, service and value to clients. With its head office in Hounslow and an additional office in the centre of the city of London, the firm serves a wide client base, including businesses, company directors, sole traders, corporations, governments, overseas nationals and private individuals. It also acts for clients nationally and internationally. For these far flung clients the firm can offer state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities, or global visits for consultations worldwide, ensuring that each and every client receives that personal touch. Seema Parikh was one of the founding partners at MPR Solicitors and became Managing Partner on 1 December 2008. She is also the head of the firm’s Private Client Department. After starting her legal career at “Magic Circle” firm Simmons & Simmons in Product Liability, Seema then went on to specialise in Fraud and Regulatory work before setting up MPR Solicitors. She is now the firm’s Serious Fraud Supervisor Contact: Seema Parikh Company: MPR Solicitors LLP Address: 8 Red Lion Court Alexandra Road, Hounslow Middlesex, TW3 1JS Telephone: 020 3824 8080 Web Address: Leading theWay F 1807AI57 and Case Manager for VHCC cases, specialising in the preparation of major cases and has advised individuals and corporate clients being investigated by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and HM Revenue and Customs in relation to MTIC frauds, false accounting, tax investigations and money laundering offences. She also lectures on legal topics and speaks both French and Russian fluently. Part of Seema’s role involves representing suspects at the police station, something she does on a regular basis, and she has acted for individuals in a broad range of criminal cases, including murder, firearms, drug importation, terrorism, deception, human smuggling and assaults. Seema believes that a client’s defence begins at the police station and she is tenacious in the defence of her clients. All solicitors based at MPR work closely with their clients to identify and evaluate their legal needs and create tailored solutions to advise the best course of action to address their specific circumstances. The firm is dedicated to servicing both its private and legally aided clients. Whilst there is no shortage of law firms in the London area, MPR is built on three fundamentals: quality, service and value. It is these three pillars that Seema and her team believe are the cornerstone to achieving success and making sure that MPR stands head and shoulders above the competition. With its lawyersworking exceptionally hard to ensure that these principles are never compromised, MPR Solicitors delivers high quality, superior, practical, creative and tailored services in a highly responsive manner. With a commitment to clients that is largely responsible for the firm’s success and the calibre of cases it undertakes. “...MPR Solicitors is well-placed to provide the maximum level of quality, service and value to clients.”