Imogen Proud#3673

Imogen Proud

Imogen is a barrister at Monckton Chambers with a particular interest in public law and human rights. Imogen has worked on matters including:
  • the challenge by Labour Party members excluded from voting in the 2016 Labour leadership election on the basis that they had not been members for more than 6 months (Evangelou and others v Labour Party);
  • alleged hacker Lauri Love’s landmark successful opposition to the National Crime Agency’s application for encryption keys for protected data on his computers (Lauri Love v NCA);
  • the Home Secretary’s appeal in a challenge to the data retention powers in DRIPA 2014 brought by MPs David Davis and Tom Watson (SSHD v Davis and others);
  • a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police in relation to its witness protection programme;
  • a judicial review of a Clinical Commissioning Group’s refusal to fund a medication trial;
  • a judicial review of the Housing Allocation Policy of several London boroughs;
  • a challenge by Friends of the Earth to the decision of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to permit the emergency use of a banned pesticide; and
  • multiple challenges brought by unaccompanied, child asylum seekers to ‘age assessments’ carried out by local authorities finding them to be aged over 18.

As a volunteer at Hackney Community Law Centre and with the Free Representation Unit, Imogen has advised numerous clients on welfare benefits law and has represented a number of clients in the Social Security Tribunal.
Contributed to


Terrorism law
Terrorism law
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the combined effect of key terrorism legislation, explaining the powers conferred on the government to protect the UK from terrorism and the interaction with criminal law and human rights.

The Prevent duty
The Prevent duty
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the scope and content of the statutory duty on certain public authorities to have due regard for the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism in the exercise of their functions (known as the ‘Prevent duty’). It covers the duty in the context of the government’s overall counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) and the Prevent strategy. It also considers the application of the duty to local authorities, schools, childcare providers, the health sector, prisons, probation and the police.

Other work

Dealing with a human rights challenge—checklist
Dealing with a human rights challenge—checklist

This checklist provides a step by step guide to dealing with a challenge under the Human Rights Act 1998, including the defences of lawful interference with qualified rights and acting pursuant to legislation.

Practice Areas


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2015


  • Justice
  • Liberty
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare


  • University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College)

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