Raj Joshi

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Raj Joshi is the Vice Chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, having served as Chair between 2000 and 2001. He is also on the Committee of the Judicial Studies Board. He gave evidence for the Society and drafted some of the recommendations put forward to the inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence. In 2007 Raj was awarded the prestigious Lloyds TSB Southern Jewel Award for Public Service Excellence. He was also named by Success magazine as one of the country’s top 10 most influential Asian lawyers and ranked among the top 50 Asians in the UK. In 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by London Metropolitan University. Raj was called to the Bar in 1983 and worked within the Crown Prosecution Service until leaving as the Director of Legal Practice and Quality Assurance for London to recommence private practice as a barrister at 18 Red Lion Court in August 2009.