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Call and Inn: 2001 Inner Temple

Degree:

LLB London School of Economics

BVC

Affiliations:

Criminal Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Society of Asian Lawyers

Rajinder is an experienced junior specialising in serious crime, fraud and financial crime, regulatory law and, road traffic law. He has been instructed in a wide range of cases including murder, multi million pound frauds, large-scale drug conspiracies and numerous cases involving violence. Rajinder’s practice is almost exclusively defence based.

Rajinder is a highly persuasive jury advocate who firmly believes that to be successful in court, takes a great deal of time and preparation out of court. He will hold as many conferences with the client as the case demands. Instructing solicitors commend him for his hands on approach to every aspect of case preparation. Rajinder has experience in dealing with a wide range of experts including blood spatter, handwriting, accounting, voice recognition and, facial mapping. He is able to advise on all aspects of disclosure (third-party, PII and RIPA).  

Rajinder accepts instructions through the direct access scheme. He has undertaken a number of private road traffic cases through direct access, from driving without due care and attention to more complicated matters involving fatalities. His success rate is second to none and is first counsel of choice for a busy firm of solicitors in South West London who specialise in road traffic accidents. He has recently advised on ticket touting at the Olympics for a direct access client.

He is happy to accept instructions advising on appeal against sentence and conviction. Rajinder is also able to advise on judicial review applications. He has appeared a number of times successfully in the Court of Appeal and Administrative Court. 

Reported Cases

R (on application of Green & Green Scaffolding Co) v Staines Magistrates Court [2008] All ER (D) 211

Successful judicial review of magistrates’ decision to re-open a matter by wrongly using s142 of the MCA 1980 where the prosecuting agency had already withdrew the initial summons.

 

Case Summaries

Fraud

R V RY & Others (Southwark CC 2011)

A multi handed multi million pound insurance fraud (cash for crash) that attracted wide spread national media attention. Rajinder was led junior counsel for the second defendant. Operation Scarp was one of the largest and most complicated investigations concerning insurance fraud involving accident claims. This was a document heavy case with well over 10 000 pages.

R v BP (Luton CC 2012)

Rajinder represented the defendant at trial as junior alone. The defendant was a company director who had been charged with theft, fraud by abuse of position and, false accounting. The case involved challenges to expert hand writing evidence.

R v MF & Others (Croydon CC 2012)

Rajinder successfully prosecuted a three-handed fraud by false representation where the defendants had deliberately caused an accident and then used the accident as a basis to make false claims for personal injury. The case involved expert evidence from a personal injury solicitor.

 

Serious Organised Crime

R v RA & Others (Winchester CC 2010)

Rajinder was led junior counsel in a complicated four handed cigarette importation case. The case involved extensive covert surveillance involving not only observation evidence but also probe evidence. Rajinder represented the defendant alone at confiscation proceedings.

R v JM & Others (Winchester CC 2010)

Rajinder was led junior counsel for the main defendant in an eight-handed drugs importation case. The case lasted for over three months. The case involved extensive challenges to voice recognition evidence and facial mapping evidence. There was a vast amount of covert surveillance evidence including probe evidence. Rajinder successfully represented the defendant alone at confiscation proceedings reducing the available amount from over £300 000 to just under £40 000 after submissions.

 

Murder

R v PJ & Others (Central Criminal Court 2010)

Rajinder was led junior counsel representing a 16 year old in this twelve-handed murder case. This was one of the largest murder trials ever at the Central Criminal Court. After careful submissions challenging prosecution blood spatter evidence the case was stopped at half time against the defendant.

R v ST & Others (Central Criminal Court 2009)

Rajinder was led junior counsel for the main defendant in this eight handed attempted murder case involving Tamil gang warfare. Rajinder represented the leader of the notorious East End Boys. This was a complicated case involving an informant. Extensive challenges to prosecution non-disclosure resulted in the first trial collapsing. The re-trial lasted for over four months and again involved complicated issues of disclosure concerning investigating officers in the case.

 

Serious Violence

R v WG & Others (Inner London CC 2011)

Rajinder successfully represented a youth defendant charged with S18 GBH and violent disorder. The case against Rajinder’s client rested on blood spatter evidence. Down to Rajinder’s cross-examination of the prosecution expert, the case was stopped at half time against Rajinder’s client.

 

Sex

R v WB (Inner London CC 2011)

Rajinder was led junior counsel for a defendant charged with double rape of two sisters. After continued requests for disclosure by Rajinder concerning social services records, school records and counseling records it was discovered that one of the complainants had made allegations against a schoolteacher. After careful written submissions the prosecution offered no evidence on the first day of trial.