Barrister at Law
Year of Call: 2014, the Honourable Society Of Middle Temple
Jay became a tenant at Imperium Chambers in February 2017, having secured a pupillage in February 2016 following a 2-month discount from the Bar Standards Boards in recognition of his experience.
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.
Prior to starting his pupillage at Imperium Chambers, Jay worked as a paralegal in immigration and asylum law under Paul Turner at both Tooks and Mansfield Chambers since 2013.
Jay read law at the University of Sussex and graduated with an upper second-class (2:1). He went on to complete a Masters in International Trade Law at the University of Sussex, graduating with a Distinction before completing his second Masters in International Commercial Law at University College London (UCL), also graduating with a Distinction. He went on to train as a barrister at BPP Law University, completing the course with an overall score of Very Competent and several Outstanding grades.
Jay is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to accepts instructed as a direct access barrister.
R (on the application of Dr Khan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dishonesty; tax returns; paragraph 322(5)  UKUT 384 – a substantive judicial review decision allowed by Mr Justice Spencer in respect of tax returns and allegations under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules
R (on the application of Habib) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (JR/1638/2018) – a successful substantive judicial review challenge before Mr Justice Lane and UTJ Perkins under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules
R (on the application of Shaik) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (JR/8324/2017) – a successful substantive judicial review challenge UTJ Canavan under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules
R (on the application of Omaththage) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (JR/3399/2018) – a successful substantive judicial review challenge UTJ Blum under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules
R (on the application of London St Andrew’s College) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 2496 – Jay was granted permission to appeal by Lady Justice Arden (as she then was) in a permission hearing in the Court of Appeal before being led by Paul Turner, Head of Chambers, in the substantive hearing.
Gajjar, J. ‘Your Dominion or Mine? A Critical Evaluation of the Case Law on Freedom of Establishment for Companies and the Restrictions’, (2013) 24(2) International Commercial and Company Law Review 50.
Gajjar, J. ‘The Doctrine of Insurable Interest in Life Insurance’ (2013) 127 British Insurance Law Association 1.
Gajjar, J. ‘The Carrot and the Stick: The Issue of Directors’ Remuneration and the Scope for Employee Participation, a Comparative Analysis’ (2014) 25(1) European Business Law Review 103.
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