Imogen Proud > Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Monckton Chambers Offices
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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.
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.
Imogen speaks conversational French.
BA (Cambridge) Double First Class Honours; PGCE (Cambridge); GDL (City Law School) Distinction; BPTC (City Law School) Outstanding
Imogen is a Wadoryu karate black belt.