Madeleine Bridgett initially trained as a barrister in London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011. She was called to the NSW Bar and joined 6 St James' Hall Chambers in September 2016.
Madeleine is a strong advocate for human rights, equality and justice and undertakes regular pro bono for various organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom. She comes to law as a second career and brings with her significant experience having worked in the health and social care sectors for many years.
After her admission to the Bar of England and Wales, Madeleine spent a year working for the Niger Delta Child Rights Watch Project in Nigeria, West Africa, 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 then travelled to Strasbourg and worked at the European Court of Human Rights where she was responsible for preparing draft reports and decisions on cases brought before the Court regarding admissibility.
Areas of Practice
Inquests, Inquiries and Tribunals
Commercial and Corporations Law
Equity and Trusts
Probate, Estates and Family Provision
Employment and Discrimination
Family and Children’s Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (City Law School, University of London, UK)
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) (University of Brighton, UK)
Master of Social Work (Distinction) (UNSW)
Bachelor of Social Work (UNSW)
Mediation Award (Qualified Mediator)
Coronial Inquest: Inquest into the death of Melissa Standen - 25 September 2018
Coronial Inquest: Inquest into the death of Heidi Cox - 19 April 2017
Equity - Succession: The Estate of Colleen McCullough -  NSWSC 1126
Equity - Commercial : Carmelo Adriano Mastronardo v Commonwealth Bank of Australia trading as BankWest -  NSWSC 1052
NCAT - Retail Leases: Heard McEwan Pty Ltd v G Zanetti Pty Ltd -  NSWCATAP 213
Hague Convention International Child Abduction: Arthur & Secretary, Department of Family & Community Services And Anor -  FamCAFC 111
Court of Criminal Appeal: Jimenez v R -  NSWCCA 1
Human Rights Committee, NSW Bar Association
Management Committee, HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, HALC
Co-Chair, Business and Human Rights, ALHR
Australian Advocacy & Initiatives Committee, EOP
Co-author of Health Expectations, An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy paper ‘Attitudes towards mental health, mental health research and digital interventions by young adults with type 1 diabetes: A qualitative analysis’ (June 2018).
Co-author of Journal of Medical Ethics paper ‘Smoke and mirrors: unanswered questions and misleading statements obscure the truth about organ sources in China’ (May 2016).
Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, 2011
Hardwick Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, 2011
"Head of School Prize" For Best Second Year Postgraduate Law Student (highest marks), University of Brighton, 2010
"Oxford University Press Prize" for Best First Year Postgraduate Law Student (highest marks), University of Brighton, 2009
In 2010 she was selected by The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn to debate at the English Speaking Union National Competition and the Cambridge IV International Debating Competition.