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 appears frequently in asylum appeals and also has experience of drafting fresh asylum representations. She advises in respect of applications under the immigration rules, including the Points-Based System, representing at appeals and drafting grounds of administrative review.
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 worked in the commercial litigation field.
She has been working at Imperium Chambers since January 2017 dealing mostly in Immigration and some DVLA related claims. She works closely under the supervision of Mr Turner, has extensive experience dealing with difficult clients and complex cases, most of which have reached a satisfactory conclusion against the odds.
Protap advises and represents appellants in the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and the Administrative Court in all areas of immigration and asylum law.
He has 14 years of experience in the Home Office. This has accelerated his development in his position as a Senior Presenting Officer by providing him with a significant knowledge base to integrate law, policy and procedures to Immigration matters.
Protab has appeared in numerous cases before the Presidents of the Upper Tribunal which have been reported.
Hadassha is a trainee solicitor, currently working as paralegal at Imperium Chambers . She is currently undertaking the LPC course at BPP University. She graduated from City Law School with a LLB[Hons] in 2017.
She is keen to immerse herself in the legal world and to learn as much as she can before qualifying in her own right as a solicitor.
She wants to specialize in Immigration. She works closely with Mr Turner and has previously assisted in preparing several successful applications for LTR and ILR.
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