Bhaskar specialises in actions against the police and state authorities and has a passion for holding public bodies to account. He regularly advises on a range of private law civil claims against the police and other public authorities including claims for false imprisonment, assault and battery by state agents, malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office, as well as for breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998. He also regularly assists with public law claims, police complaints and appeals to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. He has experience of working on inquests and public inquiries.
Before joining GT Stewart Bhaskar qualified at Hodge Jones and Allen in 2016, where he undertook a range of contentious public and administrative law work. He also worked for a year post qualification as criminal defence lawyer, and consequently brings an in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system to his current practice advising on claims against the police.
Prior to qualification as a solicitor, Bhaskar has worked in civil litigation as a caseworker since 2010 and brings eight years of fee earning experience to the table. Bhaskar also volunteered with the national human rights organisation LIBERTY (National Council of Civil Liberties) and worked as a researcher for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, an international non-governmental organisation that tracks the human rights impacts of multinational corporations worldwide.
Education and Qualifications
- 2007 – Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy from Washington and Lee University, USA.
- 2009 – Bachelor of Laws (Queen Mary, University of London)
- 2012 – Legal Practice Course (BPP University College)
- 2016 – Qualified solicitor