Imogen Proud > Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC
Monckton Chambers
1 & 2 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5NR
England

Position

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 public law practice includes the following areas:

  • Commercial judicial review
  • Human rights and civil liberties
  • Education law
  • Community care
  • Local government

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.

Now 6 years’ call, Imogen has 13 reported cases, 4 of which are categorised by Westlaw UK as ‘significant’ judgments. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal four times and in October 2022 will appear in the Supreme Court 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. She regularly acts for individuals in receipt of legal aid. She is also a member of the panel of counsel of Advocate, a charity which sources free legal help for those otherwise facing legal problems alone.

Career

Called 2015.

Before coming to the Bar, Imogen read Philosophy at Cambridge, graduating with a double first and coming third across the university in both parts I and 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.

From 2016 to 2018 Imogen was a trustee of ‘Pro Bono Community’, a charity which seeks to improve access to justice by providing specialist training to volunteers in Law Centers and advice agencies.

In 2017-18, Imogen was seconded to the legal department of Origami Energy Ltd, a tech start- up in the energy sector. She advised on matters of contract and company law, including non- disclosure agreements and other commercial contracts, the issuing of shares, and the appointment and removal of company secretaries and directors.

Languages

Imogen speaks conversational French.

Education

BA (Cambridge) Double First Class Honours; PGCE (Cambridge); GDL (City Law School) Distinction; BPTC (City Law School) Outstanding

Leisure

Imogen is a Wadoryu karate black belt.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Imogen Proud Monckton Chambers ‘Imogen is excellent, sensitive to vulnerable clients, amiable, helpful and has a quick grasp of the brief.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Imogen ProudMonckton Chambers ‘Imogen is exceptionally dedicated and hardworking, always calm and pleasant to work with, and her written advocacy is first rate.’    

London Bar > Education

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Imogen Proud  – Monckton Chambers ‘Imogen is very clear, committed and focused on the task at hand.’