Rajiv specialises in Immigration, Asylum and Administrative Law with a particular emphasis on Human Rights. Rajiv regularly appears before both tiers of the Tribunal system as well as the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal.
Rajiv also undertakes work on a direct-access basis.
EU nationals and the immigration tribunal
Alladin, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1334
Sarkar v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 195
Ali and Mehmood, R (On the Application Of) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 744
Secretary of State for the Home Department v Suckoo  EWCA Civ 39
Singh (India) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 362
Thapar v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 716 (Written submissions only)
Harding, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 358 (Admin)
Patel R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (duration of leave – policy) (IJR)  UKUT 561
Valand R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department JR/3394/2014
Kaur (Entry Clearance – date of application) India  UKUT 381
Pending cases of interest
MK Pakistan (substantive CA appeal against the Sala findings.)
PG India (Substantive CA appeal involving consideration of EX.1 and proper approach following Agyarko. Listed for November 2017);
CK India (Substantive CA appeal involving the existence of discretion for the Respondent to depart from the PBS where the Rules are not met due to minor shortfall. Listed December 2017).
O’N P Jamaica (substantive CA appeal on the deportation provisions. To be listed following adjournment by CA in June 2017)
Seminars and Webinars
Rajiv frequently presented seminars for his former Chambers and most recently was invited as a guest speaker for a seminar in Glasgow at the faculty of Advocates on the 8th of September 2017 where he discussed the EEA Case Law and pending challenges against recent decisions.
Rajiv regularly appears on various media outlets including a monthly appearance on Zee TV’s Zee Companions, the BBC Asian Network, Panjab Radio and Raaj FM. He can be booked for appearances through the clerks.
Punjabi Fluent, good Hindi, working knowledge of Urdu.
Rajiv has a keen interest in Football, as a supporter of Arsenal FC. He enjoys Punjabi folk music and has a collection of Punjabi traditional instruments. He regularly goes to the gym, plays cricket and football. Rajiv also has an interest in good food.