Rajiv joined the board of INQUEST in 2016, having been a supporter of the organisation for many years. He is a barrister and Queen’s Counsel at Garden Court Chambers, specialising in criminal defence, inquests, police actions and other related criminal justice work. He is particularly interested in cases involving human rights violations, miscarriages of justice, political protest and the abuse of power by the state. He was junior counsel for Dwayne Brooks at the Stephen Lawrence Public Inquiry, a landmark event in the history of race relations in the UK. He has represented many families of those who died in custody, including the families of Mikey Powell, Paul Coker and Adam Rickwood. More recently, he was leading counsel for ten of the bereaved families at the new inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football supporters who were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough stadium. Rajiv is committed to holding power to account in the courts, in our communities and on the streets.