About me

I was called to the bar in 2002 and undertook pupillage at 2 Hare Court with pupil supervisors many of whom have since taken silk or been elevated to the Circuit bench.  I got tenancy after pupillage and undertook serious criminal work (prosecution and defence) in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal both on my own and with a leader.  I was also instructed by HMRC to appear in the First Tier Tribunal (Tax) against companies who appealed the denial of VAT repayments where carousel fraud was alleged.

In 2011 I left the self-employed bar and worked in-house for the Nursing & Midwifery Council.  I advised on cases and appeared for the NMC before their practice committees and the High Court.

From September 2011-2016, I was a BPTC Lecturer at BPP University, Law School.  I taught Criminal Litigation, Evidence & Sentencing (and was the Module Leader), Advocacy, Professional Ethics, Advanced Criminal Litigation and Professional Discipline, a module that I created and won approval to run by BPP’s Academic Council.  I also taught and assessed on the Bar Transfer Test and the Solicitors Higher Rights qualification.

In September 2016 I was appointed Teaching Enhancement Manager in the Learning & Teaching team at BPP University.  My role covered a number of L&T areas including technology enhanced learning.  I am interested in:

  1. The use of technology in teaching both knowledge and skills
  2. The most effective way of delivering content online
  3. The presentation skills of those who teach, both delivery and visual aids

Currently I’m Deputy Dean of Education Services with strategic responsibility for our Learning & Teaching team, Careers, Library, Inclusion & widening participation, English and functional skills, our PGCPHE programme, CPD and academic promotion.  I report to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Services).

Away from teaching, I enjoy cooking (which will come as no surprise if you follow me on twitter), puns and the sound of my own voice.

Here are my contact details:

Email: ishankolhatkar@bpp.com

Twitter: @bptc_lecturer

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishankolhatkar