22nd August 2022
TGC are delighted to announce that Harriet Gilchrist has accepted an invitation to join Temple Garden Chambers.Read more
Harriet has developed a multi-disciplinary practice, with a particular focus on public inquiries, public law and professional discipline.
Harriet brings a further dimension to her legal expertise, having previously practised in criminal law. She benefits from having gained considerable advocacy experience appearing before the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts, Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Harriet’s experience in fraud and other financial matters means she is well-placed to act in cases alleging dishonesty. She has also appeared before the County Court and High Court in possession and relief from forfeiture matters.
Having appeared before various courts and tribunals, Harriet has gained significant advocacy experience for someone of her call, making her an adept advocate and witness handler. Harriet’s jury trial experience assists her in developing her practice in civil fraud, health and safety prosecutions and Coroner’s Inquests.
In addition to her court experience, Harriet frequently accepts instructions to provide written legal advice within her sphere of expertise.
Harriet has considerable Inquiries experience having acted as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She is currently instructed as ‘Junior Junior’ Counsel to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.
Harriet’s public law experience includes acting in Judicial Review proceedings brought against Public and Government Bodies.
Harriet is currently instructed in a judicial review claim arising from alleged extra-judicial killings by UK armed forces in Afghanistan. On this matter, Harriet has also provided written legal advice on relevant matters.
Harriet frequently appears in professional discipline proceedings. She has acted in interim order reviews, fitness to practice substantive hearings, substantive order reviews and appeals brought by registrants against regulatory decisions.
Harriet has appeared on behalf of the Nursing & Midwifery Council and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Harriet also has experience of regulatory law. Harriet has acted in environmental prosecutions and licensing matters. Following her work on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry she has gained knowledge in relation to Fire Safety Regulation, with a particular focus on The Building Regulations and Approved Document B.
Harriet has a growing insurance practice. She is currently instructed as part of a “Trial Hub” in relation to civil claims arising out of disputes over Payment Protection Insurance (‘PPI’). Harriet drafts pleadings and advises on defences and quantum.
President’s Award, University of Law