Harriet Short

Call: 2007hso@onepumpcourt.co.uk

Specialist in

Direct Access

Experience

Harriet practices predominantly in two areas: immigration and related public law, and inquests and inquiries.

In Harriet’s immigration practice she provides advice and representation in nationality, immigration, asylum, human rights, trafficking, business and economic immigration and related public law. She regularly appears in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Chamber), the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. She is experienced in urgent removal cases and is comfortable taking instructions at short notice.

She has particular expertise in third country cases, including Italy and Hungarian returns, and was instructed for the Claimant NA in the test case MS & Others.

Harriet’s asylum practice includes country guidance cases, including guidance on returns to Mogadishu, Somalia (AMM & Others) where the Tribunal found a universal risk of FGM to women in Somalia; and the most recent guidance on returns to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, (BM & Others) where the Tribunal found a risk to members of APARECO. She is a compassionate advocate, and is understanding of the needs of vulnerable clients.

Harriet regularly advises in unlawful detention claims, both in the administrative and county courts. She is an experienced trafficking practitioner.

Harriet advises on complex and routine nationality issues, including tracing, and decisions to refuse applications for naturalisation on bad character grounds. She represented several clients who received unreasoned bad character refusals on grounds of national security, and resulting appeal before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

Harriet is an active member of ILPA, and is appointed as ILPA’s representative on the Chief Inspector for Border and Immigration’s Independent Advisory Group on Country Information (IAGCI).

Harriet’s business immigration law practice includes EU Settlement scheme advice, and Tier 2 and Tier 5 visa requirements and application processes. She is public access qualified, and is happy to advise directly where suitable.

Harriet represents families in inquests, and has represented families of those deceased following mental health history. Harriet worked for two years as the Legal Officer on the Robert Hamill Inquiry into police collusion in Portadown, Northern Ireland in 1998. She was instructed to advice on inquiry process and procedure for victims in the Leveson Inquiry.

Education

London School of Economics: Law
University of Essex: International Human Rights Law
Inns of Court School of Law: BVC

Professional Memberships

ILPA

Languages

French, Spanish