Harriet Lavin

Call 2019

lavin@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Practice Overview

Harriet was called to the Bar in 2019. She became a tenant of Exchange Chambers in September 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage at Exchange.

Harriet successfully applied for inclusion on the CPS advocates panel and later completed a three month secondment with the CPS. For those three months, Harriet was able to gain experience that ordinarily only employees of the CPS would have. She is now a confident prosecutor with experience in both the Magistrates’ court and Crown court.

Harriet has also developed a busy defence practice, having represented individuals both in the Magistrates’ court and the Crown court. Confident and approachable, Harriet has shown she has the necessary “soft skills” which allow her to communicate effectively with others as well as support clients through the process.

Importantly, Harriet is a team player and enjoys working with others. From an early stage in her second six, Harriet has built strong relationships with instructing solicitors building a reputation as a hardworking and capable pair of hands. She has been integral in organising Exchange’s Crime Newsletter.

Cases

R v Yahya Werfalli [2020] (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55091681)