Harriet Warlow-Shill

About

Harriet Warlow-Shill is founder and managing Partner of Warlows Legal. Law runs in Harriet’s family line with her sister, father, grandfather and great grandfather all practising lawyers and great aunt Edith Picton-Turbervill one of the first females to sit in the House of Commons.

Harriet grew up in Western Australia, where her grandfather was one of the first lawyers for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Western Australia. Graduating with a Law/Arts degree from the University of Western Australia, Harriet applied her learning in the challenging legal contexts of Native Title, Refugee and Aboriginal rights. Harriet is passionate about recognising the culture of Aboriginal People, Indigenous rights and access to justice for all, co-founding the Law Student Volunteer Service and providing pro bono law clerk services for the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA. As she grew her family, Harriet discovered she was passionate about the law and has worked hard to bring about a balance between the two worlds. Harriet has particular interest in the construction, start-ups and charities areas.

Legal experience

Harriet has acted for developers, government, major mining companies and builders across three states: WA, NSW and Victoria. Harriet has been involved in many reported decisions involving the Security of Payments legislative regimes across New South Wales, ACT and Victoria. Harriet has also acted for the Receivers and Managers of a major Nickel mine achieving settlements for defective construction works.

Harriet regularly presents on topics of her expertise and has lectured in litigation procedure and professional ethics at the University of Western Australia and the University of New South Wales.

Harriet favours an open and agile approach to client service

Harriet favours an open and agile approach to client service and legal excellence. Harriet currently sits on the Human Rights Committee and the Building and Construction Working Group of the Law Institute of Victoria, serves as Co-Chair of Chabad Institutions of Victoria Limited, Vice Chair of Australian Friends of Ariel University. She also volunteers at various organisations including Jewish House and in her local community.

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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