Experience

Harriet undertakes both public and private law work, and has experience across all of Chambers’ core practice areas. She specialises in public law, inquests and inquiries, personal injury, health and safety and costs.

She is regularly instructed in trials, appeals, CCMCs and application hearings. Alongside her court practice, she maintains a broad advisory practice and has been instructed to draft a wide range of pleadings, advice and witness statements.

Public Law, Inquests and Inquiries
Harriet has a keen interest in inquest law and inquiries. She is currently instructed by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government as a junior junior in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Awards

  • Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Eastham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Sir Thomas More Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Advocacy Prize, BPP Law School
  • Excellence Award, BPP Law School
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Wilsey and Lerch Prize, Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Senior Harris Scholarship, Downing College, University of Cambridge

Appointments

Lincoln’s Inn Junior Members’ Committee

Education

  • BA (Hons) Law, Downing College, University of Cambridge: 1st class including a starred first dissertation
  • BPTC, BPP Law School: Outstanding

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA)

Connect

Personal Injury Law Journal

5th February 2020

The February 2020 edition of the Personal Injury Law Journal includes an article by Harriet Wakeman entitled “Payments on Account of Costs: Putting the Cart Before the Horse?”.

 

The article examines the decision of X v Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Unreported, Sheffield County Court 25/02/19). The case concerned a court’s power to award interim payments on account of costs in lengthy litigation.


TGC Costs Newsletter Vol V

10th December 2019

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.


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TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue X – October 2019

23rd October 2019

Issue X of the TGC Fraud Newsletter, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters, can be found at the link below.


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Pick and Choose: Can a court award some but not all of the Part 36 consequences under CPR r36.17(4)?

1st October 2019

An article by Harriet Wakeman which examines the decision of JLE (A Child) v Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1582 (QB) has been published in the October 2019 edition of the Personal Injury Law Journal.

 

The case concerned the question of whether a court could award some but not all of the Part 36 consequences under CPR 36.17(4).


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TGC Costs Newletter Vol IV

4th June 2019

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.


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TGC Costs Newsletter

10th December 2019

Please see link  below to the 5th edition of the the TGC Costs Newsletter.


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TGC Costs Newsletter

4th June 2019

Please see link below for the 4th edition of the the TGC Costs Newsletter.


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TGC Welcomes New Junior Tenants

3rd October 2018

Temple Garden Chambers is delighted to announce that Juliet Wells and Harriet Wakeman  have accepted invitations to join chambers after successfully completing pupillage.


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