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Imogen Egan

Imogen Egan

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Imogen specialises in employment, public, PI, and clinical negligence disputes.

She is currently instructed on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), the largest ever public inquiry in the UK. She was a member of the Inquiry’s counsel team in the Nottinghamshire Investigation and is now involved in the Investigation into institutional responses to allegations of Child Sexual Abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone Q.C and the second phase of the Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse in Residential Schools.

Imogen joined Chambers after her successful completion of the Outer Temple Chambers Extended Pupillage Scheme in association with FRU (Free Representation Unit) in May 2017. She remains dedicated to pro bono work and has taken EAT cases through Advocate and FRU, and provided pro bono representation at bail hearings through Bail for Immigration Detainees. This has provided her with first-hand insight into the challenges faced by clients in these specific areas.

Before being called to the bar, Imogen read law at the University of Nottingham and later studied the BPTC at Nottingham Law School.

Employment & Discrimination

Imogen is committed to her employment law practice. She has advised and represented clients in: unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, whistleblowing, equal pay, redundancy, and discrimination claims. She takes on cases for both claimants and respondents and regularly deals with multi-day claims against more senior counsel.

Through the Bar Pro Bono Unit and FRU, Imogen has represented Applicants in the EAT in Rule 3(10) and Appeal hearings without a leader, dealing with complex questions of perceived bias (Kidd v Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis UKEAT/0191/17/RN) and the procedure to be followed by a tribunal where no response to an employer’s contract claim has been received (Lemoine v Sharma UKEAT/0094/19/RN).

She also assisted Naomi Ling in the EAT hearing of Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd UKEAT/0316/16 (overturned by the Court of Appeal: [2019] EWCA Civ 269, CA).

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

Personal Injury

Imogen is developing her personal injury practice. She has experience of a wide range of hearings in the County Court.

Imogen represents parties in Road Traffic Accident claims, Employers Liability claims, Occupiers Liability Act ‘tripping and slipping’ claims, and claims involving accidents/sickness abroad and on transport.

She regularly attends CCMCs and often deals with disputes about expert evidence, preaction disclosure, and costs. Imogen is available to provide representation at hearings or advice/drafting work.

She has experience of military claimant personal injury work, having spent some time on secondment to Bolt Burdon Kemp’s military team. There she dealt with NFCI, sexual abuse, and PTSD claims against the MoD.

She has also represented families at inquests on a pro bono basis.

Clinical Negligence

Imogen is developing her clinical negligence practice and represents both claimants and defendants. Recent work includes advice in a case of alleged negligent injury during a hysterectomy with complex issues of causation, requiring multiple expert disciplines. She is available for representation in hearings, advice, or drafting.

Imogen represents Hospital Trusts at inquests involving issues of clinical care, responding to submissions of neglect and prevention of future deaths. She has also represented families, pro bono, through Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) in cases which involved potential issues of neglect.

Public Law

Imogen is currently instructed as junior counsel on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). She was a member of the Nottinghamshire counsel team with Olinga Tahzib, Paul Livingston, and lead by Patrick Sadd, taking part in the three week hearing in October 2018. She also assisted the Chair and Panel of the Inquiry with the content of the report.

She is currently instructed as a member of the counsel team for both the Investigation into institutional responses to allegations of Child Sexual Abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone Q.C and the second phase of the Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse in Residential Schools. This work has afforded her an insight into the important work of public inquiries and the challenges of ensuring that core participants with conflicting interests are all accommodated. Her work requires the assimilation of vast quantities of documents and careful consideration of issues of confidentiality and disclosure.

Imogen also has an interest in education law. She has represented local authorities in the SEND First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in EHCP appeals. She has also represented and advised education providers at stages in the permanent exclusion process, including at the Governors’ Board Appeal stage and at Independent  Review Panel.

Additionally, Imogen assisted Samantha Presland in the Court of Appeal hearing of RW v Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1067 against the decision of the Court of Protection to maintain a transparency order and to remove clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH).

Imogen is also a member of the Junior Junior Scheme with the GLD and has been instructed on disclosure exercises and drafted immigration grounds.

 

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

Imogen Egan is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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