Imogen Halstead

Viewing: Professional Negligence for Imogen Halstead

Property Advice and Conveyancing
Imogen has considerable experience in advising on negligence actions concerning conveyancing and other property transactions, including the failure properly to protect an owner or a borrower’s interest in land. Her recent instructions include being led in a large, multi-claimant, dispute concerning advice given on equity release schemes.
Imogen’s considerable knowledge of the law surrounding property, particularly rights of ownership and the requirements of HM Land Registry, mean she is excellently placed to advise in circumstances where matters have gone awry.
Will Writing and Estates Advice
Imogen’s extensive probate and estates practice has equipped her with the expertise to advise quickly and robustly on matters relating to poorly drafted wills and negligent advice as to estates planning. Her recent instructions include advising upon the negligent drawing up of a settlor-interested trust and the failure of solicitors to sever a beneficial joint tenancy before the death of one of the co-owners.
Imogen has previously acted on a valuable negligence action involving the failure of surveyors to spot significant defects in premises before purchase. She regularly advises on the merits and quantum of such claims, particularly in relation to the recoverability of loss in so-called “no transaction” cases.
Litigation Advice
Imogen’s experience of acting in disputes concerning the negligent provision of litigation advice spans from claims relating to the failure properly to defend possession actions, the negligent provision of advice concerning settlement and the failure to pursue appeals. Her knowledge of contentious practice and the procedure of the courts makes her well-placed to advise.
Limitation Issues
Imogen has specific experience of advising and arguing on matters concerning limitation in relation to professional negligence and welcomes instructions on this point of law.
"Imogen provides robust advice, has excellent advocacy and communication with clients."
Legal 500 2023 (Chancery, Probate and Tax)
"Imogen has an exceptional eye for detail and is particularly determined on behalf of clients."
Legal 500 2023 (Property and Construction)
"She is an excellent and very approachable barrister. She is very thorough and knowledgeable and an amazing advocate."
Chambers UK 2022
"Robust, dependable and pragmatic advice. Excellent with clients in conference."
Legal 500 2022 (Chancery, Probate and Tax)
"Very good with clients, well organised, knowledgeable and commercial. Excellent on her feet – unfailingly courteous to both the court and her opponents."
Legal 500 2022 (Property and Construction)
“She's a rising star.” “Imogen is knowledgeable, decisive and works collaboratively with her instructing lawyers.” “She is very user-friendly, practical and gets on very well with the clients.”
Chambers UK 2021
“An extremely strong, confident advocate who instils that confidence in both instructing solicitors and clients.”
Legal 500 2021 (Chancery, Probate and Tax)
“Very sharp, good on her feet, approachable and personable with clients.”
Legal 500 2021 (Property and Construction)
“She is robust, articulate and intelligent. Clients are impressed by her and her advice is very pragmatic and on-point.” “Clients love her and she is able to pack a punch when necessary.”
Chambers UK 2020
Attorney General’s Civil Counsel – Regional C Panel (2018)
Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
1st Prize Guildhall Chambers Civil Advocacy Competition
Chancery Bar Association
The Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (Secretary)
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Midland Circuit
BPTC, “Outstanding”, University of the West of England
GDL “Commendation”, University of Law, Bristol
BA (Hons) Classics, Cambridge University

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