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Craig Rajgopaul

Craig Rajgopaul

Call: 2010

Barrister

“An excellent barrister who is extremely commercial and good on his feet”

(Chambers & Partners 2020)

"A star of the future who combines user-friendliness with a razor-sharp intellect and incisiveness

(Legal 500 2020)

Craig Rajgopaul

“An excellent barrister who is extremely commercial and good on his feet”

(Chambers & Partners 2020)

"A star of the future who combines user-friendliness with a razor-sharp intellect and incisiveness

(Legal 500 2020)

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Craig Rajgopaul specialises in commercial, employment and education law. He is consistently rated as a leading barrister by Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Bar and Legal 500. Craig has recently been described in the following terms: “An excellent barrister who is extremely commercial and good on his feet(Chambers & Partners 2020); A star of the future who combines user-friendliness with a razor-sharp intellect and incisiveness” (Legal 500 2020);  “A go-to name for forensic examinations and creative solutions” (Legal 500 2018); “Craig quickly becomes part of the team and works tirelessly to get the right result for the client. He is extremely intelligent and a real pleasure to work with” (Chambers & Partners 2018); “He is incredibly thorough in his preparation, excellent with clients and effective on his feet” (Legal 500 2017); “Lauded by respondents for his technical skill and unrivalled client service. He … has a well-deserved reputation for the high quality of his advocacy”  (C&P 2016); “he leaves no stone unturned and is a terrier in cross-examination (Legal 500, 2016); “Commercial, responsive and practical … A rising star, he’s quick and sharp, and gets stuff done.”(Chambers & Partners 2015), and “very hard-working and very highly rated within the market” (Chambers & Partners 2014),

Craig has been a lawyer since 2005, and was a Solicitor-Advocate (with Higher Rights of Audience in all English Courts) from 2007 – 2011. He previously worked as a Solicitor-Advocate at Ashurst and McDermott Will & Emery. Craig joined Littleton as a Barrister in 2011.

Since moving to the Bar in March 2011, he has been instructed on a variety of different commercial matters in the County Court and High Court, in numerous multi-day claims in the Employment Tribunal, including complex discrimination claims, in High Court team move, restrictive covenant and confidential information cases and in education matters across different courts and Tribunals. Craig also has good experience of litigation in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal, and regularly acts on high profile (and high value) claims. 

Craig is frequently instructed as sole Counsel against Silks, and works well in a team being led by a QC. Craig prides himself on the quality of his written and oral advocacy, and has received plaudits for the clarity and persuasiveness of his submissions. He particularly enjoys cross-examination.

Craig uses his experience as a solicitor to bring a commercial, client-focused approach to his work, and likes to think that he is approachable, down to earth and enjoyable to work with. Recent comments from clients include: “not afraid of a good old fashioned scrap in our client’s best interests”; “really did a number on the [other side’s] witnesses in cross-examination”; ” He is tenacious, well-prepared and fights to the end. A joy to work with,” and “He is very responsive, robust in the positions he takes, really user-friendly and willing to help.”. (the final two were cited in Chambers & Partners).

Commercial Litigation and Business Protection

Injunctions

Employment Law

Education Law

Personal Background

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