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Advocate is a charity that connects volunteer barristers with those who require free legal assistance. This ensures that those who cannot afford legal assistance can still receive justice.
Advocate recently ran a challenge called the ‘25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge‘. This challenge requires barristers to complete a total of 25 hours of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. We are pleased that James and Imogen have recently completed this challenge and been awarded a celebratory pro bono logo.
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His financial services work includes claims in the Middle East where he has recently acted for the successful appellant in a high profile, law-changing appeal where the Court went against its previous practice and refused to impose a stay in a case where one party had litigated in the DIFC court and the other in the local courts.
He also specialises in acting for victims of historical sexual abuse, having recently acted as lead counsel in two successful claims against the Jehovah’s Witness organisation. He currently represents numerous claimants in cases against football clubs and other sporting bodies, religious and educational organisations and the Scout Association. His claims work is combined with a busy disciplinary and regulatory practice, regularly representing doctors, dentists, barristers, solicitors and those in the financial services sector in their respective disciplinary tribunals.
He is also an active member of the BSB Prosecuting Panel and has represented BSB in a number of recent well known cases.
James is a Head of Chambers (Head of Governance).
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 is a member of the ELAAS scheme.
Before being called to the bar, Imogen read law at the University of Nottingham and later studied the BPTC at Nottingham Law School.
News 25 May, 2022