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Ranjeet is a highly regarded barrister who specialises in crime, immigration, asylum and human rights work. She is well respected by her professional and lay clients for consistently delivering positive results through her comprehensive and methodical approach to her cases. She has a professional and approachable manner and is often instructed on cases involving young offenders, vulnerable clients and those with mental health problems.
Ranjeet defends in serious cases concerning a wide range of criminal offences varying from violent, sexual, fraud, drugs and regulatory matters. She has been led by Queen’s Counsel and acted alone in lengthy multi-handed trials. She has a particular interest in, and is regularly instructed to defend in, complex fraud and money laundering prosecutions brought by the CPS, DWP and Trading Standards departments.
- R v B & Ors (Central Criminal Court, 2018): Led by John Benson QC, together with Salma Lalani led by Max Hill QC, successfully defended two of three men charged with murder. The prosecution alleged that the deceased was targeted after an argument with the accused the previous day at a family celebration. The case required painstaking scrutiny of CCTV material which captured the presence of the parties before and after the assault in which the deceased was fatally stabbed. A number of the key prosecution witnesses were granted anonymity, which added to the challenges in a complex case.
- R v C – Junior alone defending one of 7 defendants accused of conspiracy to kidnap. The defendants were accused of kidnapping a man whom they suspected had stolen the contents of a safe containing drugs and cash to the value of £30,000, and taking him to a field in Kent where they tortured him before escaping.
- R v O – Junior alone defending one of 8 defendants on trial for conspiracy to kidnap and false imprisonment. The trial concerned the kidnapping of a rival drug dealer’s girlfriend when both were set upon and attacked with a noxious substance while sitting in a car; she was subsequently taken away in the car to, and falsely imprisoned at, a location being covertly recorded as part of a long running drugs surveillance operation.
- R v CC – Child cruelty allegations against parents.
- R v AM – Defendant with mental health issues accused of section 18 and section 47 assaults involving hate crime allegations.
- R v MK – Large scale fraud and money laundering case involving nine defendants, against London Borough of Haringey (LBH). The principal defendant was an employee of LBH and was alleged to have administered and authorised the payment of false benefit claims in the names of the defendant and others.
- R v GTT – Defending one of 25 defendants accused of being involved in a large scale, complex benefit fraud and money laundering case where in excess of 1200 NHS employee identities were stolen and used to make fraudulent benefit claims.
- R v CC – Assisting fraudulent trading and trade mark offences in multi-handed case concerning the online sale of vehicle number plates.
- R v SA – Defending a member of a family of five who were all on trial for conspiracy to defraud the electoral registration officer by submitting fraudulent postal votes whilst claiming to live at an address in a constituency where another relative was a candidate in local government elections.
- R v AD – One of 6 defendants accused of several conspiracies to commit burglaries of both dwellings and commercial premises, to steal motor vehicles and handle stolen goods. 178 offences spanning a 6 month period.
- R v EA – Defended one of five defendants involved in a serious public order offence on New Year’s Eve on Tower Bridge and at Tower Gateway station involving the use of bottles and blades.
- R v GB – Led by leading junior representing principal defendant involved in a complex and large scale immigration fraud spanning several years and investigated by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency. The defendant was accused of operating an illegal immigration business through which fraudulent indefinite leave to remain applications under the 14 year rule were made, supported by falsified documents, for financial gain.
- R v LM – Led by leading junior representing principal defendant in a lengthy trial and re-trial where the defendant was accused of an affinity fraud where members of the Seventh Day Adventists’ church were defrauded of large sums of personal savings for investment in a business essentially operating pyramid schemes run by the defendant. The defendant was only 19 years old at the time of the offences and stood accused of defrauding in excess of £3 million.
- R v K – Led by Queen’s Counsel defending multi-handed conspiracy to supply 132kgs of heroin.
Immigration & asylum
Ranjeet provides representation and advice in all areas of immigration, asylum, nationality and human rights law. She has represented clients at all levels of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber in cases ranging from entry clearance to refugee and criminal deportation appeals.
Ranjeet provides advice and representation in regulatory and disciplinary matters.
- LLB (Hons) – Birmingham City University
- BVC – Inns of Court School of Law, London
- Punjabi (fluent);
- Hindi and Urdu (conversational).