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Rajan Mawji

Raj specialises in Prison Law and Criminal Appeals, with a proven track record of twenty years. He represents clients in all aspects of prison law undertaken by SHU Law. He also has care and conduct of numerous Criminal Appeal Cases, where a potential miscarriage of Justice has taken place.

Professionally, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003. He was admitted as a Solicitor in June 2014. Rajan has been an active member of the Association of Prison Lawyers, since it was founded.

Raj is also an accomplished advocate who is always dogmatic in his approach. He has intimate knowledge of the law and practice, which he is always alive to when presenting legal arguments before the courts orĀ  judicial tribunals.

Prison law judicial review cases:

  • R (oao) Paul Rowe v The Parole Board for England and Wales, 25 June 2013. – The Parole Board are under a duty to carry out a balancing exercise between risk and the benefit to the Applicant, in applying their advisory role to the Secretary of State for Justice. In doing so they must record the reason as to the benefit to the Applicant of open conditions. The Parole Board have consequently changed their policy on the application of the test.
  • Rowe, R (on the application of) v The Parole Board & Anor [2012] EWHC 1272

As head of department, at a previous firm, he supervised the cases of:

  • R (oao) Osborn v Parole Board (2011) Significant judgement in prison law, providing guidance to the Parole Board on the circumstances in which an oral hearing should be granted.
  • Anderson v Independent Adjudicator & Anor [2010] EWHC 2260 (Admin) (10 August 2010)

Criminal appeal cases:

  • Breeze, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 255 (27 January 2008)
  • R v [2006] EWCA Crim 2625
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