Viewing: Real Estate for Imogen Halstead

Landlord and Tenant
Imogen has a broad experience of landlord and tenant litigation, ranging across both the residential and commercial sphere.
Imogen’s residential practice includes contested claims for possession and forfeiture, enfranchisement and service charge disputes. She has recently advised on the illegitimate use of service charge funds by management companies and appeared in a two-day contested trial for possession of local authority housing.
Imogen’s commercial landlord and tenant practice includes the renewal of business tenancies and disputes concerning forfeiture and relief.
Co-ownership of Property and ToLATA
Disputes about the existence and enforcement of rights between joint owners form a large part of Imogen’s practice. She has particular expertise in arguing cases relating to interests arising out of resulting trust, constructive trust and proprietary estoppel and has represented clients on such matters in both in contested trials and Financial Dispute Resolution hearings.
Imogen regularly acts in applications for orders for sale under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and in actions for the taking of account between joint owners upon sale.
Land Disputes
Imogen often appears in contested disputes concerning rights over land both at court and in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property) Chamber. Her court experience is supported by a busy advice practice on issues relating to ownership, matters concerning the register (including the cancellations of restrictions and applications to rectify), easements and title. Her knowledge of the Land Registry Procedure and conduct of matters in the Tribunal mean that Imogen is well-placed to advise clients from an early stage both as to prospects and the appropriate procedure.
Adverse Possession
Imogen’s real estate practice is supplemented by her specific experience in adverse possession, both in the registered and unregistered systems.
Mortgages and Land Charges
Disputes concerning mortgagees’ rights form a regular part of Imogen’s court practice as do contested applications for charging orders over land. She has particular experience of applications for possession and the suspension of warrants.
"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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