AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Appellate
Asset forfeiture
Criminal law
Commissions of inquiry and inquests
Disciplinary proceedings
Extradition
ADMISSIONS & APPOINTMENTS
Admitted as a solicitor in 2013
Admitted as a barrister in 2020
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Appellate
Asset forfeiture
Criminal law
Commissions of inquiry and inquests
Disciplinary proceedings
Extradition
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Rajiv is an experienced advocate and appears in all types of criminal matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Rajiv practiced as a Solicitor Advocate at a leading criminal defence firm. He has acted for accused persons charged with serious offences ranging from murder, drug trafficking and sexual assaults to complex fraud and money laundering. He has also acted for individuals and companies facing asset forfeiture proceedings. Further, Rajiv also has extensive experience appearing in extradition proceedings.

Rajiv has appeared in appeals before the Supreme Court, sentences and appeals in the District Court as well as lengthy and complex committal hearings in the Local Court. He has instructed senior and junior counsel in trials in the District Court and Supreme Court, and appeals in the Court of Criminal Appeal, Court of Appeal and High Court. He has also appeared at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), NSW Crime Commission and Coronial Inquests.

Cases:

R v Rohan Glenn [2020] NSWDC 44 – sentence hearing for offences of possession and dissemination of child abuse material (appeared for the offender)

R v Simon Marsh [2020] NSWDC 72 – sentence hearing for offences of possession and dissemination of child abuse material (appeared for the offender)

R v ML (NSW District Court, Herbert DCJ, 2019) ¬– all grounds appeal following convictions to 3 counts of aggravated sexual assault by the Children’s Court of NSW (appeared for the appellant)

Warburton v The Director of Public Prosecutions [2017] NSWSC 69 – appeal against the decision of the Local Court regarding legal professional privilege (appeared for the respondent)

R v Nicolaos Romanas (NSW Local Court, Andrews LCM, 2017) – 3 day contested committal hearing in relation to 4 counts of importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug (appeared for the accused)
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