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Imogen joined Chambers after successful completion of the Outer Temple Chambers Extended Pupillage Scheme in association with FRU (Free Representation Unit) in May 2017. She is developing a broad practice across all areas of Chambers’ work.

As part of her pupillage, Imogen spent six months doing casework for FRU. During her time in the FRU London office, Imogen represented clients in unfair dismissal, wages, whistleblowing, direct and indirect discrimination claims, on a pro bono basis. Imogen is most proud of the re-engagement order granted to one of her pro-bono clients. She started her formal 1st six pupillage based at Outer Temple in March 2016.

She remains dedicated to pro bono work and has volunteered for the Personal Support Unit, Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre, and Bail for Immigration Detainees, in addition to the time she spent with FRU.

Before being called to the bar, Imogen worked as a barrister’s assistant, with responsibility for managing direct access clients; as a result she has excellent client care skills. Imogen studied the BPTC at Nottingham Law School, where she competed in multiple advocacy competitions and reached the final of the annual Ropewalk Mooting Competition. Imogen read law at the University of Nottingham.

Employment & Discrimination

Imogen has experience of a broad range of employment work, in addition to the pro bono work undertaken at FRU. She has advised and represented clients in: unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims. Imogen has also represented clients in judicial mediation.

While a pupil, Imogen was supervised by Naomi Cunningham and benefited greatly from her extensive experience in employment law.

Fantastic well done Imogen. I will definitely use her again. Happy to give her a quote for any Bio, I was very impressed.” (Solicitor)

Public Law

During her pupillage, Imogen was fortunate enough to be supervised by Fiona Scolding QC. As a result she observed and assisted with:

•   Education hearings in the SEN Tribunals
•   Immigration matters for GLD
•   Defending a claim for judicial review of the Legal Aid Agency’s application of the duty solicitor scheme criteria (R (on the application of MK Law Solicitors Ltd) v Lord Chancellor [2016] All ER (D) 16)
•   Court of Protection cases

Imogen has now undertaken public law work in her own right. She has drafted immigration grounds for GLD, represented immigration detainees through Bail for Immigration Detainees in bail hearings on a pro bono basis, and has recently been instructed as a junior on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Personal Injury

Imogen was also Ben Bradley’s pupil and received a firm grounding in personal injury and clinical negligence work. During Ben’s supervision, Imogen:

•   Drafted pleadings in clinical negligence claims
•   Observed many conferences, and joint settlement meetings
•   Observed and assisted with a wrongful pregnancy trial
•   Assisted with Animals Act equine claims
•   Observed work on Ben’s abuse cases

Since the start of her second-six months of pupillage, Imogen has represented a family at an inquest and drafted a schedule of loss in a personal injury claim against the MOD. Imogen is keen to gain more experience of personal injury and clinical negligence work.

Clinical Negligence

Imogen was also Ben Bradley’s pupil and received a firm grounding in personal injury and clinical negligence work. During Ben’s supervision, Imogen:

•   Drafted pleadings in clinical negligence claims
•   Observed many conferences, and joint settlement meetings
•   Observed and assisted with a wrongful pregnancy trial
•   Assisted with Animals Act equine claims
•   Observed work on Ben’s abuse cases

Since the start of her second-six months of pupillage, Imogen has represented a family at an inquest and drafted a schedule of loss in a personal injury claim against the MOD. Imogen is keen to gain more experience of personal injury and clinical negligence work.

Disciplinary & Regulatory

Imogen also accepts instructions in regulatory cases. As a second-six pupil, she represented a nurse in a 7-week hearing at the NMC, which involved eight nurses. Imogen made successful half-time submissions that there was no case to answer on two of the charges against her client. The other advocates adopted Imogen’s submissions for the charge common to all eight nurses.

Her advocacy was described by others involved in this case as of a “standard to be expected of a more experienced advocate”. Her submissions were described as “sound and well-argued” and Imogen herself was described as “a rising star”.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Awards

  • The Richard Bagley Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Activity
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