Since joining No5 Barristers' Chambers, Sapan has gained experience of a wide range of public law matters and related areas including education law, Court of Protection, prison law and parole, community care, public inquiries, inquests and coronial law.
Sapan's recent advocacy experience includes representing a Local Authority in the SEND Tribunal.
Sapan's drafting and advisory experience includes:
• Prison law
• Criminal appeals
• Assisting with a judicial review relating to a prisoner's access to a student loan
Sapan maintains a strong academic interest in public law matters. He is a frequent contributor to the UK Human Rights Blog. His work on the human rights compliance of terrorism law was cited by the Independent Reviewer for Terrorism Legislation in his 2021 report on the operation of the Terrorism Acts.
He has also lectured on the law regulating facial recongition technology at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Before practising as a barrister, Sapan worked for the Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union (CAIWU), representing members in Employment Tribunal claims as well as internal grievance and disciplinary hearings.
He also worked as a legal researcher for the Uyghur Tribunal.
Sapan is accredited to accept instructions on a direct access basis from members of the public.
Urdu (Professional Proficiency)
Hindi (Working Proficiency)
Junior Junior Counsel, Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel
Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum: John RWD Jones QC Essay Prize (2021)
Middle Temple: Colombos Public International Law Essay Prize (2021)
Geoffrey Nice Foundation Scholarship (2020)
Middle Temple: Queen Mother Scholarship (2019)
Middle Temple: Harmsworth Entrance Award (2019)
BPP University: Advocacy Scholarship (2019)
Winner of the Leicester University Medical Law Moot (2018)
LSE: Department of Government prize for 'Best Overall Performance' (2017)
LSE: Department of Government prize for 'Best Dissertation' (2017)
Oxford University: Casberd Scholarship (2014-2016)
Industrial Law Society
Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
2019: University College London, LLM in Labour Law, Conflict of Laws and Public Law (First Class, with Distinctions in all subjects)
2017: London School of Economics, MSc Comparative Politics (First Class, Top of Year)
2016: University of Oxford, BA History and Politics