Harsharan Singh Rana (Harry) – Senior Partner
Harry read Law (LLB) at Middlesex University and graduated in July 1995. He completed his LPC (Legal Practice Course) at The College of Law, Store Street, London in July 1996. He was then fortunate enough immediately to secure a Training Contract with a High Street practice, which he successfully completed in August 1998.
Harry qualified as a solicitor on 3rd August 1998 and became a partner in my own firm on the very same day and continued this Partnership until May 2004 when he set up HSR Solicitors himself with two salaried partners within the same premises.
Harry is the Franchise Supervisor for the Criminal Department and specialises in Criminal Defence work. He is a qualified duty solicitor and regularly appears before the local Magistrates’ Court and police stations. He has trained many lawyers, Police Station Representatives and Paralegals over the years. He is a member of the Law Society Accreditation Scheme and the Criminal Law Solicitors Association.
Harry successfully achieved membership of the VHCC Panel (Very High Costs Cases Panel) enabling him to deal with the country’s most complex criminal cases.
He has experience in and successfully defended a wide range of criminal offences ranging from Murder & Serious Violent offences, Serious Fraud, drugs offences, Proceeds of Crime (POCA) and Road Traffic Offences. Harry has a particular interest and knowledge in cases involving Steroids and has represented various body builders across the country.
Throughout his career, Harry has represented defendants nationally from Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Leicester, Exeter, Bristol, Norwich as well as London. He has been involved in many high profile cases and has represented some well-known actors and Sportsmen. Harry also represented one of the defendant’s in the first “Super-grass” case in the country, which was featured in the BBC programme – ‘Panorama’. He was involved with many cases in the Tottenham Riots in August 2011. Harry has also been involved in a number of Extradition cases and acted for clients in international jurisdictions such as Finland and Germany, involving multi-million pound frauds (carousel fraud).
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Harry has managed to obtain many acquittals for numerous defendants and has built himself an impeccable reputation with clients, colleagues and the Courts. He is highly regarded by senior barristers, Queens Counsel and many Judges and is often recommended for his dedication and perseverance. Due to his reputation for ‘going the extra mile’, he has built a wide and very impressive client base.
Harry is an active member of the Society of Asian Lawyers and was responsible for arranging and organising the Social events for many years.
Jubril Rufai – Partner
Jubril qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and became a Partner at HSR Solicitors in May 2004. Jubril is now Head of the firm’s Property department and has a wealth of experience in residential and commercial conveyancing having specialised in these areas since qualification.
Jubril has practised within the locality since 2002, with an expanding practice throughout the UK. Jubril has a well-deserved reputation for his work ethics with a large proportion of his work being referred by clients who frequently recommend him to their friends and families.
With the increasing requirement for specialisation within the profession, Jubril soon discovered that his forte lay in complex commercial transactions of Property Law. Whilst specialising in this aspect of law, Jubril has gained an enviable breadth of knowledge in other property related matters such as Landlord and Tenants disputes, Planning and enforcement matters, Licensing and Property litigation.
Jubril has gained extensive experience in a wide range of property transaction ranging from Right to buys by local authority tenants to Compulsory Purchases of both business premises and properties by the council.
Some of Jubril’s notable cases include acting for a number of clients during the acquisition of businesses in Stratford in preparation for the Olympics. Jubril also acted for a number of local businesses in the acquisition by the Local Council of business premises in Ben Jonson Road, including in some cases the re-grant of Leases to other premises.
Jubril has built a strong reputation for providing high quality work and has undertaken work throughout the UK and acted for property investors both here in country and overseas.
Jubril has established contact with many high quality Brokers, Estate Agents, Surveyors, Architect and Barristers which enable him and the firm to offer our clients the best possible advice.
Jubril is also an active member of the Law Society’s Property Lawyers and the Senior Responsible Officer for the firm’s Law Society accreditation CQS scheme. Under Jubril’s supervision HSR Solicitors has successfully been reaccredited under the CQS scheme and we are now in our third year of membership.
Jubril is in love with the beautiful game of football and is an ardent supporter of Liverpool FC.
Jubril frequently receives glowing client feedback:
“Another excellent service provided by Jubril and his team”
Jaspal Singh – Solicitor
Shaheen Rahman – Solicitor
Steven Ames – Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate
Steven read Law at the University of East London and completed his LPC (Legal Practice Course) at The College of Law. He secured a training contract with a High Street practice which he completed in 2006. Steven subsequently qualified as a Duty Solicitor.
Steven then gained Higher Courts Qualification allowing him to conduct advocacy in the Crown Court and the High Court. Steven has many years of experience in serious criminal cases, preparation and advocacy, he frequently exercises his Higher Rights in the Crown Court at all stages of proceedings including jury trials.
He has a varied case load and has represented numerous clients in court for Robbery, GBH, ABH, Arson, Murder, Conspiracy, Firearms and Drug possession.
Saiqa Atif-Khan – Solicitor
Gurvinder Sangha – Trainee Solicitor
Christian Claxton – Paralegal Criminal Department
Shah Mashud – Paralegal Criminal Department
Aneb Jama – Paralegal Criminal Department
Rushnara Ali – Receptionist
Darral Jassal – Support Staff
Darshan Singh – Practice Manager