Imogen Mellor

Call: 2019

Specialist in


Imogen has a particular specialism in honour based abuse and child abuse linked to faith and belief. She recently was interviewed by BBC radio London on the topic 
She receives instructions in relation to this area in the field of family, court of protection and immigration law.

Imogen is a family, court of protection and immigration practitioner, who further accepts instructions in Public Law and International Human Rights.

Imogen specialises in cases concerning clients with severe learning difficulties, mental health conditions and victims of domestic abuse. She is highly adept at dealing with complex cases involving vulnerable clients and their needs. She is currently learning British Sign Language and is developing a specialism working with Deaf clients.

Imogen was recently counsel on a large scale public inquiry.

Imogen is also an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmith’s University.

Family Law

Imogen accepts instructions in private and public family law. She is praised for her approachability, practicality, client-care skills and tenacity.

Since joining One Pump Court, Imogen has consistently worked with vulnerable clients across domestic abuse and private law children matters. She is accomplished at the efficient consideration of new cases, having been noted to “understand the complexity of the parties dynamics very quickly despite being thrown into the deep end of this case”.

Imogen is a personable and effective advocate, who is particularly skilled at engaging with clients:

“[Imogen] proved to be a great support and advocate for our client at a very taxing and stressful final hearing… The client was delighted by the work we undertook and Imogen’s representation at the final hearing.”

Court of Protection

Imogen has a growing court of protection practice, and accepts instructions on behalf of all clients, including Local Authorities, Official Solicitors and interested parties. Instructing solicitors have commented upon her pragmatic approach to cases whilst also being friendly and very easy to work with.

Immigration Law

Imogen has appeared before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper-Tier Tribunal in asylum appeals, indefinite leave to remain appeals, and immigration bail applications. She has successfully drafted grounds of appeal against First-Tier Tribunal decisions.

Imogen is experienced in successfully representing clients in immigration bail applications and brings her dedication to vulnerable clients to all aspects of her Immigration Practice.

Prior to joining the Bar, Imogen was employed as an assistant caseworker at Cromwell Wilkes, working on complex immigration applications dealing with a range of issues, such as asylum, family and human rights and indefinite leave to remain as a victim of domestic violence. During her experience, she worked with a number of vulnerable clients. Imogen brings this experience to her practice at One Pump Court.

She is learning British Sign Language and has worked with members of the Deaf Community in her work. She has a reputation for communicating and adapting to meet her clients’ needs

Further to her practice, Imogen founded the non-profit platform Network for Migration Matters (NMM). This is an international and interdisciplinary platform which aims to draw attention to issues affecting migrants and dispel stigma. The platform has collaborated with a number of grassroot charities as well as UN organisations.

She has also provided career’s advice at the University of Paris SO and Queen’s University Belfast.


Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (Very Competent)
LLM, UCL (Distinction)
Law BA, Clare College, University of Cambridge (First Class)
Classics BA, University of Nottingham (First Class)

Professional Memberships

Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Lincoln’s Inn


British Sign Language (basic)


Sir Peter Duffy Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
City Law School BPTC Scholarship
Honorary Scholarship, Clare College, Cambridge University
College Prize, Clare College, Cambridge University