Imperium Chambers was formed as a specialist immigration chambers by Paul Turner who is a highly respected immigration barrister.
In creating Imperium, Paul wanted to bring his expertise as a direct access immigration barrister and provide a dedicated platform for both new and existing immigration clients.
Paul Turner (called 1998, The Honourable Society of Lincolns’ Inn)
Barrister at Law
Paul Turner is a direct access immigration barrister specialising in Asylum, Immigration and Nationality Law. He is also the founder and Head of Chambers at Imperium Chambers. Paul can and often is instructed directly by members of the public as he is licensed by the Bar Council under its Bar Direct / Public Access scheme. As of 2015, Paul is also a licensed litigator with an extended practicing certificate. Paul was called to the bar in 1998 and is a member of the Honorable Society Lincoln’s Inn.
Jay Gajjar (called 2014, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple)
Barrister At Law
Jay was called to the Bar in 2014 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.
Jay has a busy and growing practice in the First-Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and the High Court for Immigration Law. He has also appeared in the County and Family Courts in a number of sensitive matters including possession disputes and non-molestation hearings.
Kareesha Maitaram (called 2013, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple)
Kareesha undertakes work in all areas of Chambers’ core practice, specialising in commercial work, mediation and international arbitration.
She is developing a broad commercial disputes practice with particular emphasis on aviation, cryptocurrencies and fuel jet.
Due to spending time in-house at a major oil company, Kareesha has an appreciation for the business objectives, realities and pressures at play during commercial disputes. Some of the world’s foremost fuel jet companies are counted as her clients.
Sean worked as a Solicitor Advocate heading up the Immigration department at a regional firm of Solicitors.
First accredited by the Law Society as an immigration and asylum specialist in 2005 and as a Supervisor in 2006, Sean has previously managed the largest immigration appeal team in the North of England and worked as a Supervisor at a Law Centre.
Specialising in all areas of Immigration, Asylum, EU and Nationality law, Sean is also happy to appear in cases in other areas of law particularly where there is an overlap with immigration and human rights issues.
Aisling has a honours degree in Law and Masters in Human Rights. She also has a GLD and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2016. She has been working in immigration since September 2013. Previously, she has been working in commercial litigation.
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