About Harriet Warlow-Shill (Our Fearless Leader)

About

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).

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Cameron Deane

“The assistance provided by Harriet with reviewing and negotiating the terms of our building contract, which encompassed both a significant financial commitment and extensive amount of renovation work, was essential to providing us with peace of mind that our interests were covered legally at all times. Harriet's professionalism, attention to details and expertise in this field were beyond reproach and I highly recommend her services to anyone considering any building related work.”

Cameron Deane

Construction Client

“Harriet, can I just thank you for being so incredibly kind to us. Sean was right – you are amazing.  I wanted to try and express that in person during our meeting but it’s been such a difficult week I knew I would blub all over you if I started.  Never a good look – especially when you’re on the other end trying to juggle London and Kyrgyzstan! We really appreciate everything you have done (and are doing for us).  Without you, all we would have is a slowly imploding bathroom with a loadbearing wall that could collapse without warning. Gives me anxiety every time I think about it!”

Construction Client

Chanoch Serebryanski

“Very professional and easy to deal with. A real pleasure to use at a great value.”

Chanoch Serebryanski

David Cherny

“Highly recommend Warlows Legal. Harriet and her team were professional and supportive throughout, couldn't have asked for a better service.”

David Cherny

Chaim Korik

“Harriet and team took the time to listen to our needs and ensure we had all the contracts in a timely manner. Felt like working as a team!”

Chaim Korik

Sarah Chanah Sufrin

“Harriet really cares for her clients and works tirelessly to achieve the best result for them every time.”

Sarah Chanah Sufrin

Chaya Wolf

“Excellent experience with Warlows Legal. Harriet is personable, professional and of a very high standard. Would recommend to everyone seeking legal advice.”

Chaya Wolf

Avi Kluwgant

“My experience with this company has been an absolute breath of fresh air. I cannot recommend the legal services offered here enough. Thank you!”

Avi Kluwgant

MySmallHelp Australia

"I'm Matt from MySmallHelp Australia. I was looking for a friendly, trustworthy legal firm to set up the charity.  After talking with Harriet for a short time I found her to be knowledgeable and able to communicate fairly complex legal terms simple manner. Harriet and her team delivered exactly what they said they would in a very timely fashion. Warlows Legal team achieved these deliverable above my expectations. I can t recommend them enough. Thanks you so much for your help and guidance."

Matt Rai