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James Counsell QC and Imogen Egan have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’

The charity ‘Advocate‘ has congratulated James Counsell QC and Imogen Egan for having recently completed their ‘25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge‘. In order to complete this challenge, they both had to conduct 25 hours of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022, although James Counsell QC completed an impressive 40 hours.

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.

25 for 25 pro bono hours

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.

Please click here, to found out more about Advocate and the meaningful work that they do.

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James Counsell QC is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Professional NegligenceFinancial Services and in Personal Injury, acting both for claimants and for defendants.

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).

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907 or Graham Woods on +44 (0)20 7427 4902 for a confidential discussion.


Imogen Egan specialises in Employment, Public LawPersonal Injury and Clinical Negligence disputes.

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.

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Ben Fitzgerald on +44 (0)203 758 4759 for a confidential discussion.

News 25 May, 2022

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James Counsell QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Imogen Egan

Call: 2015

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