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Provided by Raju Bhatt

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Raju Bhatt is one of the founders of Bhatt Murphy. He specialises in providing help to members of the public who seek accountability from the state and its officers, with a focus upon the treatment of individuals by the criminal justice system.

Career

Raju has a particular history of work with families who have lost their loved ones through death in custody, especially as a result of the use of force, and he has been responsible for many significant developments in this and other areas of his legal practice over more than 35 years. His experience and authority in his fields of work has been long recognised. In 2010, he was appointed to the Hillsborough Independent Panel which reported to the Home Secretary in September 2012. In 2015, he was appointed to the Reference Group on the Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody by Dame Elish Angiolini who reported to the Home Secretary in 2017. In 2020, he was appointed by the Scottish Government as one of two Assessors to assist Lord Bracadale in the public inquiry into the 2015 police restraint related death of Sheku Bayoh in Kirkcaldy.

Raju is one of the founding members of the Police Action Lawyers Group (PALG) and Inquest Lawyers Group (ILG).

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