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Harriet Johnson

Harriet Johnson

“She is precise, heartfelt and anti-pompous” – The Times

A communications specialist, Harriet’s work with the Openside Group focuses on storytelling, presentation skills, and structured communications.

Harriet qualified as a barrister in 2010 and practices from Doughty Street Chambers, where she specialises in human rights and criminal law. She is a sought-after advocate, known for her ability to change the mind of even the most resolute tribunal.

Harriet has delivered keynote addresses at conferences all over the world, as well as speaking in the media about law and justice, particularly through the lens of gender. Her first book, “Enough: the violence against women and how to end it” was published by Harper Collins in 2022 and was named by Waterstones on their list of the best books of 2022.

Harriet is joint chair of the board of trustees at the charity Women In Prison. In 2022 she ran the London Marathon for the first time, and has vowed never to do so again.

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