After celebrating ten years in business, Rahman Ravelli Solicitors plans to expand further in the coming years.
Since 2001, the firm created by Aziz Rahman has gone from strength to strength to become recognised as one of the foremost fraud and business crime practitioners. Its UK and international reputation has soared in the last ten years as both its client list and its record of success in high-profile cases have expanded.
Marking the company's tenth anniversary with staff, Mr Rahman praised the efforts of those who had helped in the company's rise and insisted it would achieve further success.
He said: "There is no doubt that the last ten years have seen us develop and progress as a company to the point where we are the logical choice for clients wanting high-quality service and the best possible outcome to their case.
"As we have become bigger, the profile of Rahman Ravelli Solicitors has risen and risen as our successes have mounted up.
"We intend to continue that expansion. But we will always remain a legal firm that will offer our clients the personal touch. I believe much of our success is due to the way we treat each client as an individual - taking a pro-active approach to each and every case so that they receive the best possible representation."
Recent years have seen the firm become regulars in "Chambers UK Guide" and "The Legal 500", further enhancing its UK and worldwide appeal.
With recent successes including the £150M Imperial Consolidated Group trial and the dropping of all investigations into former Leeds United director Simon Morris, Rahman Ravelli's reputation for robust, innovative legal defence has been further strengthened.
The firm's on-going legal challenge to the UK government's right to seize assets of people who have never been convicted of a crime has put it at the forefront of the argument about the proceeds of crime. Rahman Ravelli has also been to the Supreme Court to argue points of law on behalf of clients and one of its cases led to the House of Lords laying down guidelines for disclosure of evidence. This case is now the leading authority on the prosecution's obligations regarding disclosure to the defence.
Having opened a base in London to handle its increasing workload in the capital and the south east, Mr Rahman sees the firm progressing further in this coming decade.
He added: "All the indications are that we are being viewed by more and more people as the solicitors of choice for people facing fraud and business crime investigations. They come to us because we keep clients informed of every development and because we talk to them as people rather than case numbers.
"That, perhaps, is why we continue to succeed and expand."