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. He is also a member of the Attorney General's panel of counsel (B panel), and has a busy practice acting for both claimants and defendants in high profile public/regulatory cases. His practice often operates in the overlap between commercial and public law: for example, in cases involving international corruption; fraud in the banking or financial services sector; or regulatory enforcement (including for or against the FCA, London Stock Exchange, the CMA and the Gambling Commission). 

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. Recent comments include: 

  • Chambers and Partners 2022: "exceptionally bright, extremely skilful, very calm and a highly persuasive advocate"; "an incredibly clever barrister who is very user-friendly"; and "he's lovely to work with, smart, responsive and very commercial".
  • Legal 500 2022: "a brilliant mind"; "a delightful manner with clients (even when they are very difficult) and an exceptional intellect". 
  • Chambers and Partners 2021: “fiendishly bright, a delight to work with, personable and someone to recommend for any sort of commercial dispute”. 
  • Chambers and Partners 2020: “clever, thoughtful, considerate and user-friendly, he’s a pleasure to deal with and is someone with a phenomenal brain”.

Before coming to the Bar, Harry taught philosophy and logic at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, in areas including ethics and human rights, political theory, formal 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. He is frequently instructed on claims for Norwich Pharmacal relief, having successfully represented the London Stock Exchange and HSBC on two of the leading cases concerning the jurisdiction. 

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Public & Regulatory

Harry has a busy public law practice, and has been instructed as sole counsel or led in a range of judicial reviews in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He is a leading junior in financial services, and is experienced in enforcement cases with a range of regulators (including the FCA, London Stock Exchange, CMA and the Gambling Commission). 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's practice frequently involves cases which require expertise in both public and commercial law, including judicial reviews with a commercial component and regulatory enforcement. 

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Financial Services & Banking

Harry is a leading junior in financial services cases, and has acted in some of the most significant financial services cases of the last few years. 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. He has particular experience (in the High Court and Supreme Court) of representing claimants in human rights cases against the Government, and is currently instructed by Asylum Aid (led by Charlotte Kilroy QC) on its claim for judicial review of the SSHD's Rwanda policy. He is also a member of the Attorney General's panel of counsel (B Panel) and acts for the Government as sole counsel in a wide range of cases.  

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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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