Specialist areas of work and services:
- Civil law
- Professional Negligence
- Judicial Reviews
- Public law
- Child law
- Criminal Law
- Criminal appeals
- International criminal law
- Age dispute
- International humanitarian law
- Claims against public authorities
- Employment & Discrimination law
- Family law
- Mental health law
- Prison law
- Human rights
Barrister, 6 St James Hall Chambers, Sydney, Australia
Experience, Background and Services:
Madeleine Bridgett is a barrister at 6 St James Hall Chambers specialising in international human rights law. She was initially called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010 and later called to the NSW Bar in 2016. She was awarded the Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholarship by the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn and as part of this scholarship she worked for the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has also worked for the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales where she fearlessly advocated for the protection of the rights of children whilst actively promoting the rule of law in the Niger Delta of Nigeria.
Madeleine is a member of the Human Rights Committee for the NSW Bar Association, and the Co-Chair of the Business and Human Rights Subcommittee for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
Madeleine is a strong advocate for human rights, equality and justice. She comes to law as a second career and brings with her significant experience having worked as a social worker for over 15 years both in Australia and the UK. She has published work in national and international journals and has presented at conferences globally. She is known for her unrelenting advocacy in the areas of human rights and international law.