Revantha Amarasinha

Revantha Amarasinha

A heavy-weight criminal defence practice and a specialist in immigration law.



LLB (Hons) University College London



Overview of Practice

Revantha Amarasinha is an experienced advocate with a heavy-weight criminal defence practice.  He defends across the full spectrum of criminal offending.

Revantha is regularly instructed in complex, multi-handed cases requiring detailed consideration of voluminous papers.  He has been a led junior in several murders.

Revantha also has specialist knowledge of immigration law appearing regularly at the Immigration and Asylum Chambers (Upper Tribunal and First-tier Tribunal) as well as in High Court proceedings.

Recent/Notable Cases

R v Mercs (2017) – Secured acquittal on an allegation of rape;

R v D (2016) – Two-handed murder. Secured acquittal;

R v Ogini (2014) – Secured acquittal in a multi-handed drugs importation;

R v Hashi (2012) – Multi-handed gang related murder where the Crown relied on gait evidence;

R v Martin (2011) – Multi-handed conspiracy to murder;

R v Hussein (2010) – Multi-handed honour killing;

R v Miah and Others (2009) – Appeal against conviction for murder;

R v S (2009) – Successfully defended attempted murder;

R v Miah (2008) – 6-handed gang related murder.

Reported Case

R v Phipps [2005] EWCA Crim 33 Court of Appeal

The Appellant had pleaded guilty to drink driving and was sentenced at the Magistrates Court.  Following adverse publicity, the Crown pursued him for dangerous driving relating to the same incident in the Crown Court.  The Court of Appeal held that this later prosecution amounted to an abuse of process and the conviction was quashed.