Raj Chopra LLB(Hons) PGd Civil/Criminal litigation - Higher Court Advocate. Police & Court Duty Qualified. Barrister at Law.
Raj was a solicitor of the Supreme Court in England & Wales since 2004 and a member of specialist Criminal Litigation Accreditation Stage 1 of the Law Society since 2007. He gained Higher Court Advocate qualification in 2019. He is also Police Station and Court Duty Qualified since 2007. He was called to the Bar in 2020.
He possesses vast experience in all aspects of Civil and Criminal Law. He has dealt with high profile cases on his own, including murders, rapes, money laundering, drugs, and cash for crash cases.
In 2015, he concluded by himself a civil /criminal case in the High Court commercial Division in London worth Millions of pounds against the very prominent multi millionaire property tycoons dealing with billions of dollars of business transactions where leading QCs were defending, which was won successfully in favour of his client.
He has dealt with recent very complex cases including a £ 80 Million worldwide fraud and also represented clients in the particularly notable cases of the Rochdale grooming and in 2019 with Romanian similar cases where there was a prosecution evidence of 1000s of pages. Due to the complexity of the case HHJ granted a Queen’s Counsel to assist Raj. He prepared the trial all by himself, all the defendants were his clients.
He has vast experience in sexual cases and in January 2020 successfully won a trial when 4 underage girls made serious allegations of sexual assaults against the Imam( Muslim Priest). He has dealt with number of murder cases in his career with successful conclusion in favour of his clients.
He has an excellent network of lay and professional clients and receives referrals from all over the country. He enjoys representing clients in trial at the Magistrates Courts and prepares his Crown Court cases from police station to Magistrates court leading to trials in Crown court. He has an excellent record of securing bail for client in serious cases in Crown Courts and securing high rate of acquittal.
He also specialises in Road Traffic Offences, in particular, cases involving Driving Ban. He is also experienced in complex Civil Litigation, all aspects of Immigration, Appeals & Judicial Reviews, Liquor Licences, Taxi appeal, Trading Standard prosecutions, General Litigation, Employment, Personal Injury, Family, DHSS Fraud, Custom & Excise and Carousal Fraud, Immigration Appeals and much more. His well rounded expertise makes him an excellent advocate who enjoys trial advocacy .
He is bilingual with proficiency in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati, Some Romanian and German. He has represented Romanian, Albanians and other Eastern European clients for over 16 years with a good reputation in their community.
He accessible and approachable person. He is also qualified for Direct Public Access He has many hobbies and interests in life, he enjoys, reading, interior designing, gardening, and cricket. He goes above and beyond to fight for justice to convert “Law into Justice & Justice for all “.