Imogen Sadler

3rd Six Pupil

Call: 2018 

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

East Sussex County Council

Practice Summary

Imogen is currently completing her third six at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square under the supervision of Jonathan Manning. She previously worked at the Government Legal Department (GLD), having completed pupillage there, and is hoping to continue expanding her practice in public law, as well as gain experience of Chambers' key areas of work, in particular Housing and Election law.

Imogen has extensive experience across government. At the GLD she provided legal advice in both an advisory and litigation context to a number of government departments, as well as representing the Lord Chancellor as sole counsel in hearings in the Senior Courts Costs Office in the High Court. She has also worked in the House of Commons as a researcher and at the European Commission. Before pupillage, Imogen was also the lead paralegal at Kingsley Napley LPP on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, giving her a strong background in public inquiry work. Imogen has recently been instructed on the Brook House Inquiry and is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme.

Imogen is a member of her inn of court's junior members committee, and is particularly passionate about inclusion and diversity at the bar. She is also an active member of Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit). 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

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 and is currently instructed on the Brook House Inquiry


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, DM (Rwanda) v SSHD and Jollah v SSHD


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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