Rajinder Gill Crime

Call: 2001

Introduction

‘He has the ability to grab the bull by the horns in cases of complexity ’ – Crime – Leading Juniors (Legal 500 – 2017)

Rajinder Gill is an experienced specialist in serious crime and regulatory law who is regularly involved in high profile and complex cases attracting both national and local media coverage. He has been instructed in a wide range of cases including murder, multi million pound frauds and, organised criminal activity. A committed and forceful jury advocate, he is dedicated in his preparation but also prides himself on being friendly and approachable. As well as serious crime and fraud, he has a strong professional discipline practice.

Areas of expertise include cases involving children and vulnerable witnesses, cases involving serious organised crime including cell site and mobile telephone evidence.

Rajinder is returning to the Midlands circuit having practised in London for over 15 years. He has a national practice appearing frequently in the Midlands and London.

Recent Cases:

  • R v AS & others (2019) (Central Criminal Court) – On going matter, six handed attempted murder at the Central Criminal Court. Instructed for the first defendant as junior alone. Listed for trial for 5 weeks in March 2019.
  • R v DT & Others (2019) (Shrewsbury Crown Court) – A ten-days trial involving 7 defendants alleging joint enterprise s18 GBH and violent disorder. Life threatening injuries sustained from a prolonged axe and samurai sword attack. Prosecution witnesses were so discredited that the prosecution accepted pleas to violent disorder approaching the end of their case.
  • R v IH & others (2018) (Birmingham Crown Court) – This was a fourhanded fraud trial prosecuted by Birmingham Trading Standards. Represented the first defendant as junior alone in a 9 weeks trial. Defendant was alleged to have played the leading role in the manufacture and sale of under carat gold bangles on an industrial scale. There were over 16 000 pages of served prosecution evidence. The defendant received a seven years sentence of imprisonment.
  • R v JT (2018) (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – A harrowing acid attack that received widespread national and international press coverage. The victims were an aspiring young model and her older cousin involving life-changing injuries. The defendant suffered from multiple mental health issues. He pleaded guilty to s18 GBH and received an extended sentence of 16 years.
  • R v YM & others (2017) (with Martin Rutherford QC) (St. Albans Crown Court) – This was a ten-handed trial involving the importation of sub machine guns. There were over 180 000 pages of served prosecution evidence. Defendant successfully fought the trial on the basis that he was drug dealer not gun runner. This was a 3 months trial. Those who were convicted received sentences of life imprisonment.
  • R v MK & others (2017) (Sheffield Crown Court) – This was a three-handed trial involving allegations of attempted murder and perverting the course of justice. Successfully represented the second defendant as junior alone in a cutthroat defence.
  • R. v JS & others (2016) (Lincoln Crown Court) – Successfully represented the defendant on a number of allegations involving sex trafficking and sexual activity with children. This was a complicated case involving in excess of 17 000 pages. The case resulted from a complex police investigation in respect of vulnerable children in the care of social services. The preparation of the defence case necessitated analysis of cell-site evidence, phone records and, ANPR records. There was also a large volume of third party material to examine, some of which formed the basis for the cross-examination of child witnesses. The co-defendant was convicted and sentenced to 12 years.
  • R. v MC and Others (2016) (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Represented the first defendant in a five-handed immigration fraud involving sham marriages between illegal migrants and French Ghanaian nationals. This was a highly sophisticated fraud involving the exploitation of proxy wedding ceremonies in Ghana with a view to abusing UK immigration rules on the genuine basis of spousal connection. It was a fraud on an industrial scale. The defendant at the time was a solicitor who put to criminal uses his knowledge of immigration law.
  • R. v GD (with Henry Grunwald QC) (2016) (Inner London Crown Court) – This was a high profile case involving allegations of multiple rapes. The defence obtained a computer expert mid trial to demonstrate that a prosecution witness had tampered with and edited video footage that was adduced during the trial. The defence case was that these were malicious allegations by a spurned lover. The defendant was found not guilty on all counts. Instructed on a private basis.
  • R. v AH (2016) (Guilford Crown Court) – This was a case that involved an allegation of rape by a deputy manager of a care home, of a severely mentally disabled patient in his care. Mr. Hosein was found not guilty of all charges after a trial. This was a highly sensitive case involving the cross examination of a very vulnerable complainant. It also involved the cross examination of a number of medical experts.

Education

  • LL.B (Hons) – London School of Economics
  • King Edward’s School, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham.

Affiliations

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • CyberCrime Practitioners Association