Raj Napal was called to the English Bar in 1981 and practiced as a trial lawyer in criminal and civil litigation for 15 years prior to his call to the Ontario Bar in 1996 when he established NLC lawyers in Peel, Ontario.
Raj is highly skilled in judicial review proceedings and advocacy in all of the immigration law tribunals. He is also an immensely persuasive defence criminal lawyer and immigration law advocate, having succeeded on a substantial number of criminal trials and immigration matters over the years. He has a large number of cases published in the law reports, which enunciates important principles of law.
He enjoys doing judicial review---stay of deportation work in the Federal court. Through his 35 years of trial and advocacy experience, he is at his best doing criminal trials. He has won a significant number of cases in his DUI cases, skillfully using charter arguments to successfully challenge the crown’s case. He is a compassionate individual who believes in human rights and in his immigration practice has been pleased in stopping the deportation of immigrants and their families to countries where they face hardship and cruelty.
Although he has immense experience in civil litigation---personal injury and employment law, since 2016 he decided to practice only in the areas of criminal and immigration Law. He wanted to provide a personal and dedicated service to his clients in these important areas of law. He felt that civil litigation demanded many clerks working on files, which detracted from the one to one, lawyer and client relationship that he believes is important in delivering exceptional service.
He has published a number of articles on immigration law and has taught criminal law. He currently teaches immigration law part-time. His teaching keeps him updated on the law and the changes that occur in legislation, especially in immigration law. He devotes time updating his website so members of the public are aware of these changes.