Rajeev has a wide-ranging practice, dealing in areas as diverse as immigration detention and criminal due process. His focus is on public law, claims against public authorities, claimant-oriented work in the discrimination field and inquests, in particular, state failings involving victims of domestic abuse.
Rajeev is ranked in Band 2 in Chambers UK 2019 for Police Law (Claimant) and is also ranked in the Legal 500 2019 for Civil Liberties and Human Rights and Inquests and Inquiries.
Rajeev has acted on behalf of families in a number of cases. He has particular expertise in deaths involving victims of domestic abuse.
Inquest into the Death of Joseph Phuong, Royal Courts of Justice, October 2017
Death of a mentally ill young man in a mental health hospital
Inquest into the Death of Darren Neville, St Pancras Coroner's Court, June 2015
Death of man suffering from acute behavioural disorder who was restrained by police
Inquest into the Death of Maria Stubbings, Essex Coroner's Court, (September-October 2014)
Police failure to investigate numerous allegations of domestic abuse.
Rajeev specialises in claims against the state, with particular expertise in equality law.
Sylvester v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, Central London County Court (March 2015)
Successful claim for damages arising out of police use of a taser.
Michael and Others v Chief Constable of the South Wales Police and Another  UKSC 2,  1 AC 17322 WLR 343
Liability of the police in negligence and under the Human Rights Act.
Rajeev is a Recorder of the Crown Court and the county court. He was a part-time employment judge from 2005 to 2010. He was previously a visiting lecturer in criminal law and public law at the University of Westminster.
Rajeev joined Garden Court in 2001, having previously been a tenant at a multi-disciplinary set at 4 Brick Court. He was chair of the board of Trustees of Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) from 2007 to 2015.
Rajeev is a contributor to the LAG book on ASBOs (2006), the LAG book on Mediation (2012) and McDonald on Immigration Law and Practice (2014).
Training and Seminars
Rajeev regularly carries out training work for external organisations and contributes to the internal training courses run by Chambers.
Practical Guidance for Practitioners Representing Victims of Modern Slavery - The Case of VCL v UK
Wednesday 24 March 2021
5:30pm - 7pm
Obtaining compensation for state wrong-doing: winning tactics and the changing legal landscape (FULLY BOOKED)
Wednesday 4 March 2020
Garden Court Chambers
- LLB (Wales)
- French (conversational)
- Spanish (conversational)