Anjali is known for her fearlessness in court, down to earth style, pleasing to juries and clients alike, and her ability for careful and sensitive yet robust cross-examination. She is also renowned for her no-nonsense approach to criminal litigation and her ability not only to properly consider the legal implications of presenting a case, but also her capacity to effectively manage the tactics involved.
Regularly instructed in document-heavy, multi handed conspiracies, drugs, fraud and money laundering cases involving typically complex issues of law and fact, Anjali has developed a real ability to address voluminous case papers without any sacrifice to the high standards of advocacy demanded by such cases. This is particularly evident in the the delicate area of sexual crime, a field in which Anjali is used to defending in complex cases involving historic inter familial allegations, stranger rape, rape of minors, child defendants, gang rape, sexual harassment in the work environment and rape in the context of relationships/marriage. As a result, she is well-placed to conduct the necessarily sensitive yet strong cross-examination required to put her client’s case forward without alienating a jury. Anjali has also, developed a great deal of experience defending those with mental health issues.
Whilst primarily enjoying a 'heavyweight' criminal defence practice, Anjali has been appointed as a Grade 3 prosecutor on the CPS list of prosecuting counsel and has also been appointed to the CPS Rape Panel.
Majli’s, Mumbai, India - Working with this NGO to develop and deliver training for police, prosecutors and judges in the area of sex crime.
Texas Defender Service - Assisted those representing death row inmates and defendants facing capital trials with legal research, juror interviewing, mitigation research, instructing experts and case studies.
Anti Corruption Bureau, Malawi, Central Africa - Assisted the Deputy Director, Alex Nampota with legal research, investigation and case preparation.
Leicester Rape Crisis Centre - Volunteered and trained as a rape crisis counsellor.
Commission for Racial Equality / Leicester Racial Equality Council - Chaired a student conference attended by over 200 students addressing racial discrimination and disaffection amongst of BME youth. Co-founded an organisation created to identify and meet the needs of BME youth.
Children's Society, Leicester - Ran a programme for disaffected Bengali young women/children in order to encourage participation in education and to tackle the issue of forced marriage.
Diwa Asian Women's Network - DAWN, London - Provided pro bono legal advice to Asian victims of domestic violence and forced marriage.
Junior - Band 3
Recommended for her work in multi-handed conspiracies, money laundering cases and other complex issues of criminal law. She has particular expertise in cases involving serious sexual offences.
Strengths: "She works hard and communicates effectively."
Legal 500 2014
Impresses market commentators with her work in serious criminal cases, including homicides, frauds and serious violence cases as well as sexual offences and financial crime. She is a CPS Grade 3 prosecutor and is a member of the CPS' rape panel.
Expertise: "She is technically and procedurally astute." "She is a passionate, bright, articulate and robust advocate with fantastic client care skills."