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Protap Nath

Barrister

Year of Call: The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Overview

Protap is Public Access Qualified and able to give direct help to clients. Protap undertakes a full range of work in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First Tier and Upper Tribunals. He presents appeals in asylum, deportation, in-country immigration, and entry clearance matters.

With 21 years of experience in the Home Office, this has accelerated his development as an experienced Barrister by providing a significant knowledge base to integrate law, policy and procedures to Immigration matters.

He is valued for his wide range of experience in immigration matters and well respected by Solicitors, Barristers and Judges. He is well known for his client care and ability to understand client needs.

A lengthy Immigration background lends him to deal with complex judicial reviews which comprise of unlawful detention, removal and deportation, certification of protection claims and decisions.

Immigration

With considerable expertise and experience in representing clients in judicial review claims, as well as all levels of asylum, human rights and immigration appeals. He appears in the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First tier and Upper Tribunals.

He regularly makes applications for out of hours emergency injunctions. He has a high success rate in preventing removals. He has stopped individuals from being removed even when removal is imminent i.e when an individual is placed on the plane by the Home Office for immediate removal.

Human Rights

With extensive expertise in Human Right Article 8 Appeals. Protap considers cases both the Home Office and Appellants perspective.

Protap presented the leading case Izuazu (Article 8 – new rules) [2013] UKUT 00045 IAC. He was selected to due to his experience to present this case which was the pinnacle case to the Article 8 rules.

Protap has over 21 years’ experience with Human Rights cases and has an extensive knowledge on how this area has developed. This has enabled him to have detailed insight to all types of Human Rights cases, Article 6, 8, 3. This has been highly advantageous to any cases he has represented. This is evident in his ability to grapple with complex cases at short notice.

Home Office

His uniqueness is his extensive and lengthy Home Office background, knowledge and insight into cases.

Being regularly instructed by the Home Office, his past experience in the Home Office has made him very well rounded in his knowledge. Protap has worked and managed teams within many Home Office departments. He has worked in the policy, procedure, asylum support & as a Senior Presenting Officer in the Specialist Appeal Team. This has given him a very wide variety of experience throughout Home Office Departments.

His role in the Specialist Appeals Team was primarily to conduct of statutory appeals against the decisions of Immigration Judges. Protap would consider the decisions of Immigration Judges and Senior Immigration Judges, advise the wider department on the prospects of success on appeal to the Upper Tribunal (UT) or Court of Appeal (CA) and, where appropriate, draft grounds of appeal & skeleton arguments to the UT and the CA. He maintained a close working relationship with the lawyers in the Treasury Solicitor on Court of Appeal and House of Lords/Supreme Court cases.

Family

An abundance of experience in Family Law and commendation for his high level of client care. He takes instructions on contact cases and financial remedies and having a particular focus on the representation of parents in care proceedings, as well as fact-finding and Final hearings.

He is regularly instructed on behalf of parents and children in cases where there are significant and often entrenched disputes about where children should live and how much time they should spend with a non-resident parent. He has particular experience and expertise in cases involving domestic abuse.

Protap experience in Family Law coupled with his Immigration background allows him to assist an individual when assistance is required for joint family and Immigration cases. He is often instructed by solicitors to assist in these types of proceedings.

Employment

Having experience in all areas of employment law. He has appeared before the Tribunals in lengthy trials. Protap has a dynamic ability of communication and is often able to settle matters to the client’s advantage prior to a hearing taking place.

Civil

Protap has extensive experience in Civil Proceeding. He is instructed on a variety of different matters particular property law where he has assisted leaseholders in dispute with freeholders and management agents.

Education

BA (Hons) Public Administration and Business Management

CPE Holborn College

Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law

Languages

Bengali (fluent) & French (conversational)

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