Harry is a highly rated expert in heavy commercial, chancery and financial services litigation, and is frequently instructed in some of the most significant cases in those areas before the Courts. His practice often operates in the overlap between commercial and public/regulatory law: for example, in cases involving international corruption; or fraud in the banking or financial services sector. He has particular expertise in the LSE's AIM Market.

Harry has been recognised as a star junior for some time. He was selected in 2017 as one of Legal Week's 2017 twelve 'Stars at the Bar', having been chosen as a result of interviews with 200 solicitors and barristers working in commercial litigation. Legal Week noted that “what marks him out as ‘a class act’ is his ability.” Recent comments include: “He's fiendishly bright, a delight to work with, personable and someone to recommend for any sort of commercial dispute” (Chambers and Partners 2021); and “Clever, thoughtful, considerate and user-friendly, he’s a pleasure to deal with and is someone with a phenomenal brain” (Chambers and Partners 2020).

Harry was recently appointed to The Attorney General's panel of counsel (B panel), effective from September 2021.

Before coming to the Bar, Harry studied and taught philosophy and logic at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, in areas including ethics and human rights, political theory, logic, set theory and probability theory.

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Commercial

Harry is expert in heavy commercial and chancery litigation. He is instructed on disputes arising in a variety of commercial contexts, including: claims against current and former company officers; regulatory/financial services; contractual disputes; and commercial fraud. He has co-authored the chapter on damages in the most recent edition of Paul Goulding QC (ed.) Employee Competition (OUP) and frequently presents and publishes on commercial law.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Harry has become rapidly established as a leading junior in civil fraud and in injunctive relief (including the grant of freezing and Norwich Pharmacal orders) and has been instructed on some of the most significant and high profile cases before the English Courts.

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Public & Regulatory

Harry has been instructed in a range of judicial reviews in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He is experienced in financial services, particularly the LSE's AIM Market. He also has particular knowledge of the regulation relating to fertility treatment, having been instructed on several occasions by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Harry has also been instructed by Government to advise (with James Eadie QC) on the compatibility of particular measures with human rights. Harry accepts instructions in cases which require expertise in both public and commercial law, including judicial reviews with a commercial component. 

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Financial Services

Harry is a highly rated expert in heavy commercial, chancery and financial services litigation, and is frequently instructed in some of the most significant cases in those areas before the Courts. His practice often operates in the overlap between commercial and public/regulatory law: for example, in cases involving international corruption; or fraud in the banking or financial services sector. He has particular expertise in the LSE's AIM Market.


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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Harry has been instructed in a range of judicial reviews, and has particular experience (in the High Court and Supreme Court) of representing claimants in human rights cases against the Government. Harry has also been instructed by Government to advise (with James Eadie QC) on the compatibility of particular measures with human rights. Harry accepts instructions in cases which require expertise in both public and commercial law, including judicial reviews with a commercial component. 

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Achievements

Education

MA in Philosophy (Cantab): Double First (first or second in year in all three years); M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Philosophy (Cantab); Kennedy Scholarship (non-degree Special Student, and Teaching Fellow) to Harvard University; Graduate Diploma in Law (City): Distinction; Bar Vocational Course (City): Outstanding, 2nd in year.

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Kennedy Scholarship to Harvard
  • Inner Temple Advocacy Prize, for best performances on the Pupil Advocacy training course.
  • Stephen Chapman Scholarship, Inner Temple.
  • Scarman Scholarship for exam performance, City University.
  • Benefactors Scholarship, St. John’s College, Cambridge, offering full M.Phil. and Ph.D. funding.
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Award, also offering full M.Phil. and Ph.D. funding.
  • Bachelor’s Scholarship, Christ’s College, Cambridge.


Other Information

While studying for his graduate degrees Harry taught part-time at Cambridge and Harvard Universities. He specialised in ethics (including human rights), but also taught formal logic, set theory and probability, political philosophy, and history of philosophy. Unusually for Cambridge University, he was asked to teach in the year immediately following his undergraduate philosophy degree. He broadened to political and legal theory at Harvard University, leading a series of seminars as a Teaching Fellow on a course entitled “Equality and Democracy”. 


Harry has also founded a charitable group that specialises in teaching philosophy to people who have suffered social isolation or mental distress. 

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