Madeleine Bridgett on Family Law, Wills and Estate Disputes
Monday January 15, 2018
Madeleine Bridgett is a barrister at 6 St James Hall Chambers. She was initially called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011. After her admission in the UK she spent a year in the Niger Delta of Nigeria working for the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales where she fearlessly advocated for the rights of children whilst actively promoting the rule of law. Madeleine was awarded the Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholarship by the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn and as part of this scholarship she spent 3 months working for the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, where she was responsible for drafting reports regarding the admissibility of cases brought before the Court. Prior to coming to the bar, Madeleine worked as a social worker and couple and family therapist both in Australia and the UK, and has over 20 years experience working in the areas of mental health, drug and alcohol, family therapy and child protection. She is a qualified family mediator and worked for Relationships Australia undertaking counselling and mediation for the Family Court of Australia. Her legal practice specialises in human rights, public law, international law, family law, succession law and commercial law. She recently appeared in a Hague Convention International Child Abduction appeal, and is representing a person on Manus Island in the Federal Court of Australia. Madeleine is a strong advocate for human rights, equality and justice. She undertakes regular pro bono work for various organisations in Australia and is the current Co-Chair of the Business and Human Rights Subcommittee for the Australian Lawyers of Human Rights. Madeleine has published work in both national and international journals and has presented at conferences globally. She is known for her fearless advocacy in the areas of children's rights, human rights and international law.