Harriet Dudbridge

Year of Call: 2015

Inn: Inner Temple

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Harriet has joined chambers after her completion of pupillage under the supervision of Susan Hunter. Harriet joins St John’s Chambers as a Justice First Fellow, a scheme devised by the Legal Education Foundation for the next generation of social welfare lawyers.

Harriet is accepting instructions in the following areas:

  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
  • Divorce & Financial Remedies
  • Part IV Family Law Act 1996 (Domestic Violence)
  • ToLATA 1996

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 has undertaken a project teaching children about their role within the family justice system.

Qualifications & awards:

  • BPTC (University of Law) – Very Competent
  • GDL (Nottingham Law School) – Commendation
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Classical Civilisation (The University of Nottingham)
  • BPTC Exhibition Scholar (2014) – The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • GDL Exhibition Scholar (2013) – The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple