Call: 2015 (Trinity)
Qualifications: BPTC (University of Law) – Very Competent;
GDL (Nottingham Law School) – Commendation;
BA (Hons) Philosophy and Classical Civilisation (The University of Nottingham)
Awards: BPTC Exhibition Scholar (2014) – The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; GDL Exhibition Scholar (2013) – The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Harriet is undertaking pupillage under the supervision of Susan Hunter as part of the Justice First Fellowship (JFF), a scheme established by the Legal Education Fund for the next generation of social welfare lawyers. During pupillage Harriet has gained experience in a wide range of public and private children matters, Financial Remedies and TOLATA proceedings.
Prior to her law conversion Harriet obtained her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Classical Civilisation where she specialised in Roman Near Eastern art and sculpture.
Her interest in social welfare law began whilst working in a dementia care home which has given her a particular interest in Court of Protection work.
Harriet gained direct public children experience when working with Volunteers in Child Protection where she was placed with a family with children on a Child Protection Plan; she visited them weekly to help them manage their lifestyle and presented her reports at Child Protection Conferences.
Harriet was also a tribunal advocate with IPSEA, a charity which provides legal advice and representation to parents with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
As part of the Fellowship, Harriet worked as a Caseworker for the Bar Pro Bono Unit and is completing a Project with her JFF co-pupil teaching children about their role within the family justice system.