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“Namita pays close attention to detail, never leaving a stone unturned”

Namita Pawa
Managing Director & Solicitor

Namita completed her training in Hertfordshire in 2005 when she was admitted as a Solicitor. She developed her practice across the whole spectrum of criminal offences. Namita then joined a well known and established firm in London and headed up the City office developing a speciality in representing those facing allegations of murder, high value/quantity drugs offences and serious fraud.

Namita joined Hallinans in 2013 and quickly settled in our team with her drive and determination to fight for her clients being evident from the outset. In 2016, Namita took up equity partnership with Colin Nott and then became Managing Director in 2022. Leading from the front and embodying our company values, Namita is building upon the reputation of our firm established over many decades.

 

Namita pays close attention to detail, never leaving a stone unturned. Her friendly and approachable but extremely professional nature are qualities that are admired by others in the profession and her clients alike. Her personable and empathetic nature enable Namita to build a good rapport with clients with ease. That coupled with attention to detail result in the highest quality service.

 

Namita has been described as “adept at handling even the most difficult of cases, she combines excellent judgment with an unrivalled tenacity in her defence of a client. Her incisive approach is matched by her phenomenal work rate.” Namita represents clients from all walks of life alleged to have committed offences across the spectrum from serious crime and fraud to driving offences and everything in between.  A testament to her reputation, Namita is the solicitor of choice for referrals from other law firms and for representing the family and friends of others in the profession. 

 

Namita was nominated as the ‘In the Spotlight’ member of the Female Fraud Forum and nominated for Criminal Lawyer of the Year 2016 by the Society of Asian Lawyers.

 

Since 2009, Namita has been the legal consultant to multiple TV programmes on the BBC, ITV, Sky, Netflix and Amazon, including: Law and Order: UK, Broadchurch, Unforgotten, Cold Feet, Undercover, Call the Midwife and Apple Tree Yard as well as other programmes that are in pre-production.

 

Memberships

London Criminal Courts’ and Solicitors Association

Women in Criminal Law (Committee member)

Fraud Lawyer’s Association

Society of Asian Lawyers

Female Fraud Forum

Notable Cases

R v W – Southwark Crown Court

Acquittal of individual charged with bribery charges and money laundering.

R v K – Portsmouth Crown Court

Cryptocurrency, Darkweb and industrial scale production of fake Xanax tablets. 

Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Representing a Core Participant

Stephen Port Inquest
Representing an Interested Party

 

EncroChat
Representing multiple individuals accused of being involved in the large scale supply of Class A drugs through Operation Venetic and EncroChat handles

 

R v N – Inner London Crown Court
Acquittal of individual alleged to have committed an NHS fraud

R v L – Oxford Crown Court
Represented individual charged with murder

 

P v P – Harrow Crown Court
Successful representation of individual through a challenge on an abuse of the process to a private prosecution

R v T – Kingston Crown Court
Multi-kilo cocaine conspiracy in which art exhibition was alleged to be the cover, including a piece by Banksy

 

LIBOR Manipulation
Represented an individual investigated by the FCA for manipulation of benchmarks

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