Raj works for both Claimants and Defendants in all areas of Personal Injury. He has been involved in a number of high value multi track cases involving serious or catastrophic injury. Raj has contributed chapters to the APIL guides on Road Traffic Accidents (including accidents abroad), Evidence and Occupational Disease (where he updated the chapter on asbestos claims). He has considerable experience in:
Raj's practice now involves a significant amount of clinical negligence work, which includes:
Raj also sits as a legal assessor on the GMC's fitness to practice panel and interim orders panel.
Raj is regularly instructed by the Metropolitan Police and other constabularies in the following areas:
Civil Actions involving allegations of assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution
Inquests involving death in custody
Police Discipline Hearings
Proceeds of Crime
Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
Raj is ranked in the 2012 Chambers and Partners Directory in Police Law (mainly Defendant) and was recommended by the Legal 500 in 2008 and 2009 within the cateogry of Regulatory and Discipline Law (incorporating Police Law).
Fraud and Regulatory Work
Raj has done considerable work for HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions. He has successfully prosecuted fraudulent tax credit claims made over the internet, cases involving theft by employees from the Revenue, money laundering, and large and small drug importations.
Raj is recommended in the 2010 edition of the Legal 500 for Fraud.
Raj has prosecuted and defended in criminal cases involving multiple rape, child cruelty, attempted murder, death by dangerous driving, serious violence and violent disorder. He is a Grade 3 prosecutor on the London and South East Circuit and has prosecuted for many CPS areas including Bedfordshire, Thames Valley and Northamptonshire. He is a specialist prosecutor of serious sexual offences.
Raj has been instructed in a variety of matters including
S v W (2012): Clinical Negligence claim arising out of a number of failed osteotomies to correct bunions. The case settled for £125,000 at a joint settlement meeting.
L v G (2011): Catastrophic road traffic accident settled at JSM for over £0.5 million
Z v King's College NHS Trust (2011): Clinical negligence case arising from negligent delivery of child.
F v QE Hospital Trust (2010): Negligent removal of thyroid
P v Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust (2010): Negligent treatment of diabetic patient leading to death.
R v L (2009): Catastrophic road traffic accident. Settled damages at JSM for over £300,000.
Bhatti v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (2010). Lead in an Administrative Court case involving the formalities and requirements of search warrants.
Demico v (1) Transco (Nottingham City Council). Represented a school girl injured in a highways accident involving statutory undertakers and the highways act.
Deane v Marlon King. Successful claim involving an assault by a premiership footballer on a fellow player during a football match.
R v Bamidele Matanmi (2005-2006) (prosecuted for the Revenue in one of the first fraudulent tax credit prosecutions made over the internet).
R v Davies (and others) (2004) Prosecuted a five handed conspiracy to cheat the Revenue case involving an employee of the Revenue.
R v Horn, Cook and others (2001) Led by leading junior counsel in a multi-million pound customs evasion case involving 12 defendants.
R v Miller and others (2004) Successfully defended a multi-handed conspiracy to supply drugs case in the Northamptonshire area.
Ward v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis (2001)(advised in a case that eventually was decided in the House of Lords involving a warrant obtained and executed under the Mental health Act 1983).
Raj is happy to give seminars on a variety of topics including catastrophic injury, serious road traffic accidents, sports injuries and animal cases.