About Sumita Mahtab-Shaikh
Called in 2002
Rajesh Pabary is an experienced practitioner who is regularly instructed to advise on and appear in a broad range of civil, criminal, white-collar criminal and immigration cases. Recognised as a resourceful negotiator and advocate. He has significant experience and success in the presentation of cases to juries and tribunals.
He regularly appears on behalf of the major prosecuting authorities and on behalf of leading defence solicitors in the crown court and appellate courts. He advises and prosecutes on behalf of Trading Standards departments, the Vehicle and Service Operator Agency, SERCO and the DWP throughout the United Kingdom. In regulatory work he has a wide range of experience in the civil courts and tribunals, and in judicial review.
Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London
Former Co-ordinator of the Lecture Programme at Church Court Chambers [CPD accredited] (2002 to date). Providing lectures on specialist topics including the Enforcement of LGV PSC license infringements, Human Rights, Criminal Sentencing.
Panel member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit
Regularly instructed on behalf of Trading Standards departments throughout the United Kingdom
Advised on civil complaints, breaches of consumer protection legislation and breach of contract
Successfully obtained enforcement orders against traders for infringements of domestic and European Community legislation
Advised and appeared on behalf of HMRC in forfeiture proceedings involving substantial sums
Advised and appeared on behalf of VOSA at public inquiries and on appeal from those inquiries with great success.
Outstanding record of favourable verdicts and settlements
Resolved applications for political asylum, spouse and family visas and permanent settlement
Significant experience in cases involving Civil Rights and Human Rights abuses
Represented clients from an expansive list of countries in Immigration Appeals hearings
Represented parent and grandparents in public law matters which have involved fact finding hearing relating to significant harm caused to children.
Represented husbands and wives in financial relief cases
Represented parents in private law contact cases and cases involving applying for non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
Criminal Law - Prosecution
Prosecuted on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service
Secured convictions against defendants committing fraud, serious violence and drugs offences
Noted as a leading Counsel in prosecutions of Trading Standards offences for Breach of Copyright, Counterfeit goods and Trademark infringements
Prosecuted on behalf of the National Probation Service and Prison Security Services for breaches of Community and Curfew Orders imposed by the Criminal Courts
Prosecuted benefit fraud cases on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions
Conducted complicated confiscation proceeding for Kent County Council
Prosecuted tachograph fraud cases on behalf of the Vehicle and Service Operator Agency
Criminal Law - Defence
Developed a substantial practice representing clients in all Courts in the United Kingdom
Trial experience includes Attempted Murder, Kidnap, Prison Riots, large scale Violent Disorder, serious Sexual Offences, Fraud, Robbery and Conspiracy to supply class A drugs
Impressive record of appeals against conviction and sentence in the Criminal Court of Appeal
Recent achievements include the successful defence of a client who was accused of a £400 million VAT fraud. An armed robbery trial that involved several defendants tracking cash in transit vans, approaching the vans with weapons and making off with cash. I also represented a defendant charged with 5 others on an indictment containing two counts of violent disorder and s.18 wounding. He was successfully acquitted after a 2 month trial.