Harriet Warlow-Shill is the Founder and Managing Partner of Warlows Legal. Harriet’s iconic Great Aunt, Edith Picton-Turbervill, was one of the first 14 females to sit in the House of Commons. A trailblazer, Edith pathed the way for our modern legal industry by being voted Member of Parliament for The Wrekin in Shropshire and becoming the first woman to be appointed to the Ecclesiastical Committee of Parliament.
Harriet’s sister, father, grandfather and great grandfather all being practising lawyers, she stems from a generational line of lawyers, barristers and judges. Growing up in Western Australia, Harriet drew inspiration from her grandfather, Jim Picton-Warlow, as he become one of the first lawyers for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Western Australia when it was established in Western Australia in the 1970’s.
Graduating with a Law/Arts degree from the University of Western Australia, Edith and Jim would have been proud as Harriet applied her learning in the challenging legal contexts of Native Title, Refugee and Aboriginal rights. Passionate about recognising the culture of Aboriginal People, Indigenous rights and access to justice for all, Harriet co-founded the Law Student Volunteer Service and provided pro bono law clerk services for the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA.
Upon graduating, Harriet has focused on commercial law, particularly construction, charity and start-up law.
Since moving to Melbourne, Harriet founded Warlows Legal, a unique law firm striving to set the bar for legal practitioners across Australia, incorporating high quality legal work and technology with focused pro-bono projects.
Harriet is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), The Society of Construction Law Australia (SOCLA), The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ), The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and The International Legal Forum (ILN).