Harriet Lavin

Call 2019


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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.

Having completed a three month secondment with the Crown Prosecution Service, Harriet was able to gain experience that ordinarily only employees of the Crown Prosecution Service would have. She is now a confident Level 2 prosecutor.

Harriet has developed an equally busy defence practice. 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. Most recently she defended alongside David Temkin QC in an eight handed murder in the new ‘super court’ at Manchester Crown Court.

Harriet also has experience of private prosecutions and inquests. She has successfully represented the local council in taxi licensing cases as well as trading standards prosecutions for the unsafe storage of fireworks.

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 also been integral in organising Exchange’s Crime Newsletter.


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