Harriet Dudbridge

Year of Call: 2015

Inn: Inner Temple

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Harriet receives instructions from all parties in public law proceedings and has represented guardians as well as local authorities and parents in a variety of hearings, including interim care orders, interim removal hearings and final hearings from the Magistrates to the High Court. Harriet has represented clients in cases involving neglect, substance misuse, immigration issues and domestic abuse.

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 who she visited weekly in attempts to help the family manage their lifestyle. This has given Harriet an opportunity to work within public proceedings from a different angle.

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.