Imogen is a family and immigration practitioner, who further accepts instructions in Public Law and International Human Rights. She 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. Imogen is currently counsel on a large scale public inquiry and also an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmith’s University.
Imogen begins by outlining various types of FGM as defined by the World Health Organisation, most of which are criminalised in the UK under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. In the case of children being subject to FGM, she also explains the ways in which the court may make a care or supervision order and how it is measured whether or not it is considered necessary. She also gives importance advice on how evidence should be gathered and processed, and how to manage taking care of vulnerable clients.
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Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 Violence Sir Munby in Re B and G (Children) (No 2)  EWFC 3 Re B and G (Children) (No 2)  EWFC 3 Singh v Entry Clearance Officer, New Delhi  EWCA Civ 1075,  1 FLR 308, para 68 Fornah v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 680,  2 FLR 1085, Auld LJ (para 1) Forced marriage Significant Harm Children Act 1989 Male circumcision A London Borough v B and Ors (Female Genital Mutiliation)  EWFC B111 Protection Orders Family Court High Court Client Care Tips Vulnerable Clients