Harriet is developing a busy and varied practice in children private law. Harriet is regularly instructed in a variety of hearings from FHDRA’s to finding of fact and final hearings.
Recent cases include:
- Successfully obtaining an order to transfer residence of the child from mother to father.
- Private law disputes involving a rule 16.4 Guardian.
- Obtaining a no contact order after a 3-day finding of fact hearing, proving 12 allegations, including physical harm against the child.
- A Specific Issue Order around the temporary removal of a child from the jurisdiction.
- Obtaining a stepped order for contact for a recovering alcoholic parent.
Harriet has also represented clients in FLA 1996 proceedings, obtaining non-molestation orders at contested hearings and also dealing with cross undertakings where appropriate.
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
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.