Harriet has a broad commercial chancery practice, frequently appears in the High Court and County Courts and has experience of both ad hoc arbitration proceedings and those commenced under the LCIA rules. The focus of her work is on commercial, civil fraud, banking and finance, insolvency, company law and partnership matters. She also handles trusts, property and estates issues when they arise in the context of her main areas of expertise.
Harriet’s experience includes a 6-month secondment with a leading litigation boutique, during which time she worked on a number of high value, complex pieces of cross-jurisdictional commercial litigation and was junior counsel to the first defendant in one of the Lawyer’s “Top 20 cases of 2015”, Dar Al Arkan v Al Refai. She also spent a year at Credit Suisse before coming to the Bar.
Harriet read Law with Law Studies in Europe at Magdalen College, Oxford, which included studying for one year at Leiden University in the Netherlands where she specialised in European and International law (public and private). She graduated in 2011 with First Class Honours and was awarded the Oxford University Gibbs Book Prize for outstanding performance in contract, tort, lands and trusts. She was awarded the Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Award and completed her BPTC at City Law School in 2012. Whilst at Oxford Harriet represented the university in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot 2010 and mooted before Lord Neuberger in a university moot final. At Leiden she was awarded magna cum laude in the International Moot Court and was a delegate of the university team at the Harvard Model United Nations in 2011.