Phone: 020 39729011
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Debt Advice and Debt Management
- Individual Voluntary arrangements (IVAs)
- Bankruptcy & Insolvency Advice
- Debt Recovery & Enforcement
- Landlord & Tenant Law Advice
- Welfare Benefits Advice and Tribunal Representation for Welfare Benefit Appeals with the DWP & Local Authority
- Social Security First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal Representation including Benefit Fraud & Overpayment Appeals
- Representation at Benefit Fraud Interview and Interviews under Caution with the DWP or Local Authority
Prakash Ruparelia has over twenty years’ experience in legal practice and has advised a wide and diverse range of clients on litigation matters. He sees clients at our offices in London, Leicester and Nottingham but also takes on clients from all over England and is happy to conduct remote meetings using Microsoft Teams or Zoom which saves clients the time and cost of having to travel.
He prides himself on offering high quality practical advice with a friendly and approachable manner, he has acted for many individual and commercial clients and is a keen and experienced advocate who represents clients in the county court and tribunals on a regular basis.
Prakash is experienced in advising on a wide range of civil and commercial disputes and has a good insight in this area of law which he has developed over his time in private practice.
He has dealt with various types of litigation disputes and where possible he encourages both parties to work together towards the resolution of claims- especially in cases where the cost of a claim might be outweighed by the cost of litigation. He has also represented clients in numerous mediations that have been settled without going to court.
LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW
As part of his litigation work, Prakash has as specialism in landlord & tenant law and regularly advises landlords nationally who require assistance with tenancies, disrepair, possession proceedings and eviction matters.
DEBT ADVICE AND DEBT RECOVERY
Prakash offers a proactive non-judgmental considerate service for dealing with your debts and can advise and assist with the following areas:
Debt and Bankruptcy Advice, Bankruptcy Restriction Orders/ Undertakings, Charging Orders, Directors Disqualification, Consumer Credit Agreements, Hire Purchase Agreements, Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVAs), Secured & Unsecured Loans, Statutory Demands.
In addition, he can assist creditors with the debt recovery process, which includes obtaining a judgment and enforcement of the debt.
WELFARE BENEFITS AND BENEFIT FRAUD LAW
When it comes to welfare benefits and disability benefits law, Prakash Ruparelia is a prominent and successful solicitor acting for those who need the best qualified solicitor on their side.
He regularly advises and assists clients with a variety of welfare benefits appeals in the First-Tier Social Security Tribunal and Upper Tribunal ranging from Universal Credit (UC), Limited Capability for Work (LCW) Appeals, Limited Capability for Work Related Activity Appeals (LCWRA), Personal Independence Payments Appeals (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit (HB) and all types of benefit fraud appeal cases.
Prakash has considerable experience in representing clients who have been asked to attend interviews under caution with the DWP at the Jobcentre or Local Authority offices regarding allegations of benefit fraud.
He regularly attends interviews under caution with his clients and can assist with the process from the start of the investigation until completion. Prakash can also assist in investigations which start as interviews under caution or requests for further information from the DWP compliance department and become appeals regarding overpayments of benefits which can be appealed to the Social Security First-tier Tribunal.
Prakash has a wealth of experience in welfare benefits law and has dealt with numerous types of benefit fraud cases ranging from overpayments due to excess capital, alleged cohabitation appeals, disability benefit fraud allegations, allegations of contrived non-commercial tenancies by the local authority, benefit fraud interviews and investigations carried out by the local authority and the DWP compliance teams.
He also takes on appeals to the social security upper tribunal and can assist with requesting permission to appeal.
For new benefit claimants he can help with benefit form filling and the mandatory reconsideration process which can save a claimant time and money by avoiding the benefit appeals process. He can also represent clients at their medical assessments.
There are very few expert welfare benefits solicitors in the UK with the specialist knowledge to deal with appeals against the DWP and local authority at the social security tribunal.
Obtaining the correct legal advice and assistance early from a qualified lawyer who specialises in benefit appeals and tribunal representation can give you the best chance of getting the right result.
Where possible Prakash can offer a fixed fee service.
Enjoys sport, music, theatre, travel, dining out and is a keen supporter of Leicester City FC.
To request a free initial consultation call or email Prakash directly.
Phone: 020 39729011