Harriet Bridgewater


Harriet has been practising litigation since 2008. She has extensive experience in defective construction litigation, as well as employment law and criminal prosecutions.  Between 2010 and 2011, she also practised litigation in New South Wales.

Harriet's civil litigation experience covers a range of skills, including preparing matters for trial in the High Court, and negotiated settlements and mediations.             

Harriet's employment experience includes drafting and advising on individual employment agreements and advising on restructuring and redundancies, as well as bringing and defending personal grievance claims.

Harriet also regularly appears for the Crown and has conducted High Court appeals, and appeared in the District Court on numerous matters.

  • Acted for the Ministry of Education in a number of proceedings involving defective school buildings.
  • Acted for a large charitable organisation for which she conducted an investigation into bullying complaints raised against the chief executive.
  • Junior counsel in a High Court prosecution of two defendants involved in an aggravated robbery of a bank. (R v Taha.)

LLB /BA, Victoria University of Wellington