Mala completed her Law Degree at Sussex University In 2006 and completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2007 the following year.
She had worked as a family law court clerk and as a legal adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau before completing her Masters degree in Criminal Law/Criminal Justice at Birkbeck University in 2012.
Before joining Stephen Rimmer Solicitors Mala worked at criminal defence firms in London since 2012 specialising in criminal appeals and running her own case load of crown court cases.
Mala is a duty solicitor who regularly attends police stations and Magistrates Court. She is regularly instructed to represent clients at Magistrates court trials and clients who have been charged with driving offences. Mala has substantial experience of dealing with drink driving and drug driving matters and is regularly instructed on a private basis.
R V SA (2020) represented a male who was charged with being in control of a dangerous dog and the matter proceeded to trial. At trial the bench found SA not guilty.
R V DM (2020) represented a male who was charged with harassment without violence. At the sentence hearing Mala managed to persuade the Magistrates to depart from the sentence guidelines and impose a financial penalty rather than a community order.