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Protap Nath

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Year of Call: The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Overview

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. I appeared before Judge Allen, sitting as a judge of the UT in the reported decision Bhimani (Student: Switching Institution: Requirements) [2014] UKUT 00516 (IAC) another a complex student case. I also presented a landmark case Izuazu (Article 8 – new rules) [2013] UKUT 00045 IAC which dealt with the new Immigration rules.

Protap has also recently completed a CG ‘Lesbians in India’ 2016; the decision was decided in my favour with positive feedback from the panel.

In his own words

My experience extends to presenting cases to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel. The nature of the cases I dealt with were complex and sensitive and included assaults, sexual abuse, and manslaughter. This has given me a broad knowledge in criminal cases. I worked for the Disability law Service and assisted the Disability Officers with queries from the public face to face and over the phone.

I have also carried out a number of mini pupillages in various chambers. I have carried out regular FRU & Pro Bono work. I also assisted in walk in clinics for the public. I regularly sat on the Probation Panel Board in the Home Office where up to 30 decisions were taken each month.

I have been looking for an opportunity to take on new challenges. I have found this with Imperium Chambers and hope to bring my extensive experience in the Home Office to assist clients.

Languages

Bengali (fluent) & French (conversational)

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