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Harriet Wakeman (2017 call) has joined Landmark Chambers. She has particular expertise in public law, inquests, public inquiries and costs. She also accepts instructions in environmental and planning law.

Harriet is often instructed in high-profile and sensitive matters, as well as cases involving a national security element. Notable recent instructions include:

  • Junior Counsel (led by David Blundell QC and Julia Smyth) in the linked challenges to the Secretary of State’s policy of intercepting migrant boats;
  • Junior Counsel to the Inquests (led by Jonathan Hough QC) in the ‘Bugaled Breizh’ Inquests concerning the sinking of a French fishing trawler in 2004;
  • Junior Counsel in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (led by Jason Beer QC); the Brook House Inquiry (led by Brian Altman QC); and the Dawn Sturgess Inquiry (led by Cathy McGahey QC).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Harriet worked as the stagiaire to Judge Christopher Vajda at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Harriet is regularly instructed, both as sole counsel and led, in judicial reviews, inquests, appeals, and other types of hearings. In 2020, she was nominated for Advocate’s Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year award in recognition of her exceptional pro bono work and in 2021, Harriet was appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel.

To find out more or to instruct Harriet, contact Richard Bolton or Charlotte Hockney.

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