Rishi has worked in the criminal defence field since 2008 and has provided clients advice in a wide- range of areas including murder, complex fraud, sexual offences and extradition. He regularly defends clients against a variety of prosecuting agencies including the National Crime Agency, the Department of Business and various requesting counties.
Rishi deals has a diverse client base. He is committed to defending the vulnerable and has a particular forte in representing clients with mental health issues. Due to his empathetic and understanding approach Rishi is frequently instructed by professionals who have had limited experience of the criminal justice system.
Rishi is fluent in Spanish and has working relationships with lawyers in Spain. He has used these features to provide effective representation for clients accused of offences in Spain.
As the Team Leader in charge of our Investigations Department Rishi is responsible for ensuring that ABV continues to react to the challenge posed by the constantly changing nature of police and regulatory investigations.
A v Court of Magistrates Malta – High Court of Justice (Divisional Court)
This case involved a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for an importation of cannabis in Malta. This issue in this case was whether the extradition would be oppressive by reason of the condition of our client’s mental health and the risk of suicide and whether extradition would be compatible with the client’s rights under articles 3, 5, 6 & 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and whether his extradition ought to be stayed as an abuse of process of the Court. The matter is currently ongoing.
Spain v D N – City of Westminster Magistrates Court
This case involved a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for an attempted murder in Spain. The matter was highly publicised in the media in Spain as it involved a British National who was working in Spain at the time of the incident.
We have been working closely with Fair Trials International and with a number of Spanish Criminal Lawyers, including the British Consulate in Spain to ensure the proper representation and welfare of our client in Spain.