Contact

Telephone

(02) 9236 8652


Address

Level 6, 169 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
DX 328

About

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.

Download Curriculum Vitae (October 2018)

Background

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

Human Rights

International Law

Public Law

Inquests, Inquiries and Tribunals

Commercial and Corporations Law

Equity and Trusts 

Property

Probate, Estates and Family Provision

Employment and Discrimination

Family and Children’s Law

Criminal Law

Qualifications

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)

SELECTED CASES

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 - [2018] NSWSC 1126

Equity - Commercial : Carmelo Adriano Mastronardo v Commonwealth Bank of Australia trading as BankWest - [2017] NSWSC 1052

NCAT - Retail Leases: Heard McEwan Pty Ltd v G Zanetti Pty Ltd - [2017] NSWCATAP 213 

Hague Convention International Child Abduction: Arthur & Secretary, Department of Family & Community Services And Anor - [2017] FamCAFC 111

Court of Criminal Appeal: Jimenez v R - [2017] NSWCCA 1



Current Appointments

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

Publications

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).

Awards

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.