Rachit’s practice focuses on personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law.

He has particular experience of advising and advocacy in industrial disease claims, in particular asbestos-related diseases, as well as cases involving psychiatric harm. His employment law interests include whistleblowing, discrimination and team moves.

Rachit has developed experience in cases involving a public law aspect, recently being instructed in the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

Rachit acts for claimants and defendants/respondents.

Personal Injury
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Rachit regularly appears in court covering the whole range of personal injury matters including fatal accidents and serious multiple injury claims. He acts for claimants and defendants and his particular interests include cases involving psychiatric harm. He has acted for the Metropolitan Police Service in litigation brought by the former undercover officer, Mark Kennedy, in the case of Wilson v Commissioner and stress at work cases brought by former officers.

Rachit aims to provide practical, client-focused and efficient advice and representation.

Industrial Disease
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Rachit has a particular specialism asbestos-related and noise-induced hearing loss claims.

Rachit appeared as junior to Harry Steinberg in the mesothelioma case of Haxton v Philips Electrical Ltd in the High Court and has gone on to develop a strong interest in all aspects of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related claims.

He regularly advises and appears in court in noise-induced hearing loss cases and has expertise in advising on difficult aspects of expert medical and engineering evidence.

Employment & Discrimination
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Rachit regularly appears in multi-day Employment Tribunal hearings for claimant and respondent.

He specialises in claims involving protected disclosures, disability, race and sexual orientation discrimination and associative discrimination.

He has successfully conducted numerous costs applications and judicial mediation.

He has particular experience of cases involving police officers and staff, acting in multi-day tribunal hearings involving alleged discrimination, whistleblowing, and advising on potentially sensitive matters using the national security tribunals procedure.

He regularly advises companies and individuals on claims involving team moves and injunctive relief.

He is valued by solicitors for providing detailed and practical advice on merits, quantum, costs and appeal.

Clinical Negligence
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Rachit has a particular interest in clinical negligence claims, applying a forensic approach to evidence and advocacy. He regularly acts for claimants and defendants in claims involving a wide range of clinical scenarios: from cosmetic procedure, general practice to complex surgical treatment.

Rachit is able to process complex areas of expert evidence as applied to this area of law and has maintained his interest in science and medicine from his first degree in Human Genetics.

Rachit has considerable experience advising on and appearing in claims with alleged RTA fraud. He takes instructions on the range of work including advising in conferences, assessing the prospects of successfully pleading fraud and court advocacy.

Credit Hire
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Rachit is an experienced advocate in all issues of credit hire litigation. He regularly appears in court in trials involving credit hire and is comfortable with court advocacy involving difficult aspects of the case law in this area.

Public Authority Liability
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Rachit has particular experience advising on and acting in cases involving local councils and police forces.

He has considerable experience of stress at work claims, having acted in a series of claims arising out of stress at work for police officers, and in occupiers’ or employers’ liability claims for councils.

International & Travel
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Rachit is instructed in cross-jurisdictional personal injury claims and aims to provide practical advice and advocacy when considering international aspects of personal injury and other claims.

Rachit acted in a pre-trial review hearing in the Mau Mau litigation for intervening charity the Redress Trust and is developing his practice in cross-border claims.

Public Inquiries
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Rachit is instructed to act for the Metropolitan Police Service in the Undercover Policing Inquiry chaired by Lord Justice Pitchford.

Undercover Policing Inquiry

Wilson v Commissioner (claim arising out of harm caused by relationship with former undercover police officer)

Haxton v Philips Electronics Ltd (in the High Court; claim for reduction in value of dependency claim when both husband and wife contracted mesothelioma)

Wright v Secretary of State for Home Department (claim alleging breach of human rights from unlawful prison sentence)

Kennedy v Commissioner (claim made for psychiatric harm arising out of service by a former undercover police officer)

Memberships

Rachit holds memberships to PIBA and ELBA.

Qualifications & Awards

LLB comprising of BVC and GDL from 2008 – 2010 at College of Law (2:1 average).

MA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy, Economics of Health from University College London in 2010 – 2011 (Merit).

BSc. Human Genetics from University College London 2005 – 2008 (First Class).

Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn).

Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn).