Harriet Dudbridge

Year of Call: 2015

Inn: Inner Temple

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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

Additional information:

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.