London, United Kingdom
My name is Prakash Ruparelia, I am a Solicitor at Scott Moncrieff & Associates. The firm is one of the UK’s most respected law firms, and has legal experts from around the country working at the highest levels. For over 25 years the firm has provided innovative legal solutions for people, companies and organisations.
I see clients in London, Leicester and Nottingham but also take on clients from other parts of England and use technology and IT to make this as easy as possible.
I specialise in the following areas of law:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Debt & Insolvency
Bankruptcy Advice and Assistance
Debt Recovery and Enforcement
Landlord and Tenant Matters
Welfare Benefit Appeals
I have over fifteen years experience in legal practice and over 10 years’ experience as a supervising lawyer in charge of a team of lawyers dealing with litigation matters. Over this time I have assisted a wide range of clients and developed my experience in becoming an effective solicitor in the areas of law that I practice. I pride myself on offering a down to earth and friendly service and believe in working in partnership with my clients to get the best possible outcome.
I am also a keen and experienced advocate and represent clients in the county court and tribunals on a regular basis.
I see clients in London, Leicester and Nottingham. For a free initial consultation please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Solicitor and Supervisor of the Debt and Welfare team. Was responsible for running a case load of litigation files dealing with clients ranging from private individuals to small businesses. Also assisted in the firms family and property departments.
Fee Earner responsible for running own litigation files, also assisting senior fee earners with research in family law and probate matters.
Legal Adviser Responsible for conducting diagnostic interviews, legal research and follow up casework.
1995 - 1998
LLB (Hons) Law
2008 - 2008
2004 - 2006
I found it very difficult to find a lawyer with the expertise and experience to deal with my benefit fraud tribunal appeal, I had approached many criminal lawyers who all told me that they were not experienced with civil benefit tribunals. I was then referred to Prakash Ruparelia by one of the criminal lawyers who has worked with Prakash on many benefit fraud appeals and recommended his expertise in this area of law. Upon meeting Prakash I felt instantly comfortable that he was the best person to deal with my appeal, he assisted me in preparing my defence and writing a submission giving my side of the case. He also assisted me in presenting my case at the tribunal in front the Judge, Prakash's calm, relaxed and confident manner helped me deal with my nerves and thankfully we won at the tribunal, due to this win the criminal charges against me were also dropped. I can't thank Prakash enough for his kind supportive nature and high quality work.
I have visited quite a few solicitors but most of them struggled to answer my queries in a clear concise way and said they will find out and let me know, and then they have confused me with legal jargon. But Prakash has always provided me with simple, clear straight answers; he always gives me honest opinions without any pressure to instruct him. Prakash is a very useful legal adviser who is friendly professional and easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone without a doubt.
I am a Property investor and a landlord of a large number of properties based in the Midlands. I am so pleased to have met and instructed Prakash Ruparelia of Scott-Moncrieff Solicitors, I have found him to be a very competent and able lawyer. He is professional, courteous and very proactive in his approach, I found him to be extremely knowledgeable about landlord law and debt recovery. I have found him easy to contact, very hardworking and responsive to all my queries, he always explains things in an easy to understand way and is full of practical cost saving advice. I would highly recommend Prakash to any busy investor who requires a knowledgeable and reliable solicitor.
Prakash was very useful in helping our firm reach its debt recovery goals, we have instructed him over the last 5 years and have always found him to be sharp, enthusiastic and well presented. We would recommend his services to anyone looking for a high quality lawyer that adds real value.
Prakash has helped a great deal over the years. I found him to be very knowledgeable and approachable too. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Excellent service, would recommend highly
Very knowledgeable, friendly and explained things well, He got me a great result when other lawyers had told me they wouldn't take on my case.
Prakash managed to get a judgement against a very difficult debtor and was able to enforce the judgement for me so that I got paid, I would definitely instruct him again.
We have always received a friendly, professional service from Prakash which has had a good level of success in the recovery of debts on our behalf.
Legal aid is no longer available for welfare benefit cases, so many people are having difficulties in obtaining the right legal advice to help them fight unfair Employment Support Allowance (ESA) decisions. This case study shows how one leading specialist lawyer was engaged by a man who needed the highest calibre of help to win his appeal.
Mr N (who wishes to remain anonymous) had his ESA claim rejected because it was ruled that he did not have limited capacity for work and so was not entitled to claim ESA. Given his many illnesses he appealed the decision to the Tribunal, but knew he required the very best legal advice if he was to win his appeal.
Thanks to the expertise of his specialist solicitor, Prakash Ruparelia, Mr N soon proved that he has limited capability for work and is entitled to ESA.
Mr N, aged 46, had contacted national law firm Scott-Moncrieff where Prakash Ruparelia represents many people in the same position as him.
Mr N says: “Prakash was the most caring, professional and brilliant solicitor I have ever dealt with. He took on my case and responded very speedily and very cleverly. The fact he won it quickly is testament to his commitment and skill.”
Prakash says: “My argument for Mr N was that he scored sufficient points under the work capability assessment to require ESA. Like many of the people we represent at Scott-Moncrieff, Mr N suffers a variety of illnesses and we had to ensure the decision-makers fully understood how these affected him. We knew he had a strong case and we put it together very carefully for him.”
“Mr N had been assessed by a health care professional who decided that he scored nil points for the physical health descriptors and for the mental health descriptors,” says Prakash. “I knew this was wrong and was determined to fight on his behalf.
“The fact that Mr N suffers from a chronic back and neck condition, vertigo and depression should have been taken into account from the outset.
“So we asked the Tribunal to consider the reports from the experts who gave their opinions as to his health and capabilities. We argued successfully that the medical service professional and the Decision-Maker failed to assess Mr N’s true difficulties and discomfort in performing the tests required.
“We won and Mr N had his benefits reinstated.”