Jasraj is currently a first six pupil at Chambers, having joined on 1st October 2020. He is looking forward to undertaking work in all of Chambers’ practice areas from April 2021 onwards.
In 2016, Jasraj graduated from the University of Kent with a First-Class degree in Economics having undertaken a placement year in sales and finance at a multinational FMCG company. From an early stage in that placement year, he was given the responsibility of managing his own accounts and clients and often presented the company’s new products to potential customers at tradeshows.
After graduating, Jasraj worked as a researcher at a global public opinion and data company but whilst in that role, Jasraj realised that he wanted to do work that he considered to be more engaging, challenging and rewarding and so turned to the law. Whilst studying the Graduate Diploma in Law, he participated in various mooting competitions, including mooting in the Nuremberg International Moot Court twice. It was after these experiences that he dedicated himself to pursuing a career at the Bar.
Having completed his legal studies, and prior to commencing pupillage, Jasraj worked as a self-employed County Court Advocate accepting instructions through a firm of solicitors. He represented clients in the County Courts across London and the South East in matters ranging from road traffic accident small claims to landlord and tenant disputes, to applications for strike out and summary judgment in breach of contract claims.
Jasraj has considerable experience in managing his own caseload, identifying relevant information quickly and establishing and maintaining working relationships with professional and lay clients. These are skills which he is now determined to put to use and continue developing as he starts his career at the Bar at Becket Chambers.
Outside of his work, Jasraj is a keen sportsman. Most recently, in December 2019, he represented the Bar of England and Wales Cricket Club at the 7th Lawyers World Cup in Hamilton, New Zealand. Should he get the call up, he looks forward to the 8th World Cup in Barbados in the summer of 2021!