Imogen Proud

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    MA (Cantab) Double First Class;
    GDL (City Law School) Distinction; BPTC (City Law School) Outstanding

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    “Imogen is a brilliant barrister. She has a first-class mind, is very hard-working, is greatly responsive, and is user friendly. She is also particularly good at dealing with clients”Legal 500, 2022

    Imogen is a public law specialist. She is regularly instructed in the most high-profile judicial reviews and in cases of national significance.

    Imogen’s wide-ranging public law practice includes the following areas:

    • Commercial and regulatory
    • Human rights and civil liberties
    • Education law
    • Community care
    • Local government
    • Age disputes

    Imogen’s public law practice encompasses a number of Monckton’s specialist areas including procurement, EU law/EU relations law, telecommunications and commercial and utilities regulation.

    Imogen was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel when 3 years into tenancy. She entered the legal directories in her fourth year of tenancy. Imogen is ranked as a Rising Star by Legal 500 in (1) Administrative Law and Human Rights (2) Education Law (3) Community Care. She is ranked as Up and Coming in Administrative and Public law by Chambers and Partners.

    Now 8 years’ call, Imogen has 15 reported cases and 5 Westlaw UK ‘significant’ judgments. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal four times, and in 2022 Imogen appeared in the Supreme Court for the successful appellant Secretary of State in R (VIP) v SSHD.

    Imogen was shortlisted for an award in the Women in Law Awards 2020 in the category “Rising star – barrister/advocate of the year”.

    Imogen is Public Access Qualified and regularly acts for individuals in receipt of legal aid.

    Imogen was awarded double first class honours in Philosophy at Cambridge, ranking third across the university in both part I and part II of Tripos. She had a first career as a state school classroom teacher in Hackney; a challenging environment in which success demanded clear and persuasive communication, and grit. This also gave Imogen first-hand experience of working in the public sector which she puts to use in her public law practice. Imogen then went to City Law School, where she was awarded a Distinction in the GDL and Outstanding in the BPTC. Imogen is a Wadoryu karate black belt.