Paul Turner is the Founder and Head of Imperium Chambers, a set that specialises in Immigration Law and has over 20 years experience in all areas of immigration work, having appeared in all the Courts in England and Wales.
Paul is also licensed by the BSB not only to provide Public Access work to clients but also to litigate on behalf of clients thus providing a true "one stop" service to clients who want or need a complete service.
He is almost unique as an immigration barrister in having his own Youtube channel "theimmigrationbarrister" and regularly posts videos providing updates on immigration law and can be followed on twitter @paulturnerlaw as well as facebook "theimmigrationbarristeruk".
He is particularly active in Toeic cases and those refused under paragraph 322(5) / Balajigari refusals, in addition to all other areas of immigration law. He has written articles and produced videos on these issues.
Paul not only practices immigration law and sees private clients but also can litigate on their behalf as is licensed to do so by the BSB and has been involved with Direct Access work for many years and has helped people get visas even after multiple refusals.
Paul also has extensive experience in last minute applications / injunctions and has successfully stopped removals and has the HO return people illegally removed.
Paul can also help those abroad and has secured visit and spousal visas, to name but a few for international clients.
His approach is to client based and problem solving and will leave no stone unturned in order to try to help you because he understands that Immigration problems cause a huge amount of stress and anxiety not only for the individual but also for their family Paul is supported by a number of administrative staff to facilitate contact and working with Paul will mean you have the benefit of not only his talent but his team to help you giving better and quicker access.
If you have an immigration problem or a family member does please do not hesitate to get in touch and he will do all he can to help. Same day / evening and weekend appointments are available and can be booked as Paul is aware that people are often tied up during the day. Indeed he has and is willing to travel to help and his practice has seen him work with clients in not only the UK but also places from Angola, the West Indies and Thailand.
Please read on the rest of his profile, but to summarise if you have an immigration problem no matter what it is he will use his 20 years plus experience to help, he started his career working for the GLD (the Treasury Solicitor as it was known) and has some knowledge of how the Home Office actually works, which is particularly useful when looking for solutions.
Owing to his experience and reputation as a direct access immigration barrister, Paul has had a high number of landmark and law changing cases reported, which are now referred to by other immigration practitioners. By dealing with Paul you are guaranteed to have a dedicated expert Immigration lawyer working on your case from day 1.
Cost / Fees
You will be, rightly, concerned about how much it will cost to instruct Paul directly as a direct access immigration barrister.
You will be surprised at just how competitive his fees are. By contacting Paul directly, you will only be paying him for his work. This will cut down considerably on the cost of any work.
Paul appears regularly before the First-Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, Administrative Court and Court of Appeal. He also regularly makes applications for interim relief by telephone to the out of hours High Court and Court of Appeal Judge, recently obtaining an telephone injunction from Gloster LJ in the Court of Appeal preventing removal from a client from the United Kingdom to Pakistan. Her e are some of his recent cases:
R v Johnson v SSHD - in the Supreme Court. Lead by Hugh Southey QC as to the lawfulness of the illegitimacy laws that continue to exist in the UK.
R (on the application of) Mays v London Borough of Brent  EWHC 481 (Admin)
R (on the application of) M v London Borough of Islington and Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 1388 (Admin)
R (on the application of) Broni Appiah v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 2596 (Admin)
SB (Trinidad and Tobago) v Secretary of State  EWCA Civ 1165
R (on the application of) Bharadva v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 3030 (Admin)
Oppong v Secretary of State of the Home Department  UKUT 431 (IAC)
R (on the application) of Arirad v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 1207 (Admin)
R on the application of Toufighy and Duran v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 3004
Secretary of State of the Home Department v Hayat and Treebowan  EWCA 1054
R (on the application of) UK Business Academy v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2385 (Admin)
R (on the application of) Shoqaib v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 3244 (Admin)
R (on the application of) AR (Iran) v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWCA Civ 778
R (on the application of) Shakeel v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 1169 (Admin)
R (on the application of) Navaratnam v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 2383 (QB)
NN (South Africa) v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWCA Civ 653
R (on the application of) Rahim v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 2794 (Admin)
R on the application of) Matthews v Secretary of State of the Home Department  UKUT 00466
R (on the application of) Hamzeh v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 4113 (Admin)
R (on the application of) Masso v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 159 (Admin)
R(on the application of) Lavang v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 3473
SH (Iran) v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1469
RN (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWCA Civ
R (on the application of) Tesfay v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 2109
R (on the application of) Johnson v Secretary of State of the Home Department  EWHC 2386 and 2775
Paul was called to the Bar in 1998 and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn. He commenced work in this highly complex and often emotional jurisdiction in 1999 and has made it his goal to ensure that all who need first-rate representation and advice are able to obtain it.
Following completion of the Bar Vocational Course in 1998 he commenced working for the Treasury Solicitor’s Department Immigration Judicial Review Team in 1999 and has consistently practised in the field of immigration ever since.
He has obtained experience in criminal and family law, in particular with regard to public law and children but now has a specialised and successful immigration practice.
Paul was appointed by the Attorney General to the Operation Enhance and Operation Present panels of barristers both advising the Home Office and presenting immigration appeals in 2000. In 2002 he decided to work for Applicants / Claimants and since then has used his experience gained in representing individuals in all aspects of immigration and asylum.
Paul continues to work with a number of charities and regularly appears on community radio and TV as an immigration expert and not only does he do this work on a pro bono basis but has a youtube channel covering all aspects of immigration at youtube.com/c/theimmigrationbarrister
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Professional & academic
Paul studied at Sussex University where he had a particular interest in the development of the Nationality and Immigration law in the UK and graduated in 1997 with an upper second honours degree.