Imogen Sadler

Barrister

Call: 2018 

"Have just worked with Imogen and she is very impressive"

East Sussex County Council

Practice Summary

Imogen is a junior barrister with a particular specialism in public law. She joined chambers in April 2022 having previously worked as a barrister at the Government Legal Department, where her work included advising on points of EU law pre and post the transition period, drafting legislation and assisting on two major Supreme Court cases.

Imogen has a busy court practise and has appeared in the High Court, County Court and various tribunals. She has extensive public inquiry experience, and has worked as a junior junior counsel to two major public inquiries. She also has a keen interest in local government law, and recently completed a secondment to the legal department of a local authority.

Imogen was elected to her inn of court’s Bar Representation Committee in 2021, and is particularly passionate about inclusion and diversity at the bar. She is committed to pro-bono work and recently completed Advocate’s 25 for 25 challenge. When she has time, she also enjoys hiking (particularly in Scotland) and travelling.

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Public & Administrative

Imogen accepts instructions in all areas of public and administrative law.

Public Inquiries

Imogen has extensive experience in the field of public inquiries and is currently instructed on the Undercover Police Inquiry and the Brook House Inquiry

Before starting pupillage, Imogen was the lead paralegal on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse at Kingsley Napley LLP. She has also worked on the Grenfell Inquiry whilst completing pupillage.

Immigration

In her first six, Imogen worked in GLD's immigration litigation team. She has advised on both statutory appeals and judicial reviews of immigration decision, and has also assisted on two high profile immigration Supreme Court cases, R (DN (Rwanda)) v SSHD [2020] UKSC 7 and  R (Jalloh) v SSHD [2020] UKSC 4.

She also frequently volunteers for the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees, representing detainees in their applications for immigration bail.

Regulatory

Imogen is frequently instructed in regulatory hearings and has experience of interim orders, fitness to practice hearings and substantive order review hearings.

Education

Imogen spent six months in the Department of Education advising on matters concerning teaching and independent schools.

Planning & Environment

For her second six, Imogen was seconded to a Tier 1 ranked chambers for Planning and Environmental law. She has assisted on a wide range of Planning law matters, and is keen to build her practice in this area.


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