Craig Rajgopaul specialises in employment, commercial and education law. Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Bar 2014 describes Craig as “very hard-working and very highly rated within the market”.
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 specialising in Tribunal and High Court work in the highly rated employment departments of 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, 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 frequently acts on high profile (and high value) claims.
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-focussed 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”; “Craig is exceptionally easy to talk to, particularly on matters of strategy”, and “Craig pitches in and is … genuinely willing to work as part of a legal team”.