Imogen Halstead - Commercial Litigation
Imogen joined Chambers in October 2014. As pupil to David Mitchell, she has been involved in a variety of cases within the commercial and chancery spectrum. These have included disputes involving land, trust, probate, insolvency and company law. She has also spent time with various members of Chambers to gain experience of a broader range of civil work, particularly personal injury and credit hire. Her experience has spanned work both in and out of court, including mediations and round-table settlement meetings.
To date, Imogen’s court practice has included Multi-track claims in possession, proprietary estoppel and claims for breach of contract. Her particular interest lies in real property, especially in matters relating to the co-ownership of land. Recently, Imogen has acted on a multi-day trial involving a possession claim with a counterclaim alleging proprietary estoppel and constructive trust; she argued at length on the decisions of Lloyds Bank v Rossett  UKHL 14 and Stack v Dowden  UKHL 17. She has also lately advised and acted as trial counsel on a Fast Track claim for the trespass of land.
Imogen regularly acts on consumer credit matters, including credit hire, and is also instructed on insolvency proceedings, such as winding up petitions, bankruptcy petitions, and applications to set aside statutory demands.
Out of court, Imogen advises on a wide breadth of issues relating to land, probate, trusts, Inheritance Act claims, contract and professional negligence. She also regularly accepts instructions to draft pleadings and other court documents in these matters.
Imogen holds a degree in Classics from Cambridge University. After graduating, she studied the GDL at the University of Law, Bristol, and the BPTC at the University of the West of England where she received several prizes for her advocacy. During this time she also regularly undertook a range of pro bono court work on behalf of the Bristol Law Centre.
BPTC, “Outstanding”, University of the West of England
GDL, “Commendation”, University of Law, Bristol
BA (Hons), Classics, Cambridge University
AWARDS / PRIZES
Guildhall Chambers Civil Advocacy Prize 2014 – 1st Place
1st Prize University of Law, Bristol, Mooting Competition
Criminal Litigation and Evidence Prize, University of the West of England
Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
Bowen Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
Stephen Spender Prize for translation, The Times