Year of call: 2018
Harry became a tenant at Kings Chambers in August 2022.
Harry’s practice encompasses business and property law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Harry was a lawyer in the commercial litigation department at a leading regional firm of solicitors. There he gained experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation cases including; partnership disputes, intellectual property, construction and breach of contract. As a result, Harry has worked throughout the stages of litigation, arbitration, and adjudication, from start until final hearing. In addition to the preparation of pre-action communications, drafting pleadings, witness statements, and other court documents, including those relating to costs, he has been in several substantial disclosure exercises under the Business and Property Courts. He has also been involved in the preparation for and attendance at mediation.
Harry is experienced in all aspects of contractual disputes, including debt recovery, sale and supply of goods and services, consumer credit finance and disputes surrounding directors’ loans.
Harry is regularly instructed to advise and represents clients in all court proceedings, including multi and fast-track trials, small claims and interlocutory hearings. Harry’s busy court practice also includes other hearings such as interlocutory applications and procedural hearings (such as CCMCs).
Alongside his busy court practice, Harry has a busy paper practice drafting statements of case and providing advice.
Representing two claimants in a multi-track claim for the recovery of money paid under an agreement to purchase a franchise (July 2022).
Successfully acting for a Claimant in a Fast Track claim for monies owed under a director’s loan (November 2021).
Drafting pleadings and advising the Defendant in a manufacturing dispute. Harry drafted a defence and counterclaim and was on hand to advise on an advantageous settlement for the Defendant (February 2022).
Drafting pleadings on behalf of the Claimant in a residential construction dispute. Harry became involved following receipt of the surveyor’s report and was able to advise on any potential settlement (January 2022).
Harry’s practice is developing particularly strongly in matters involving residential construction disputes. Harry has a rapidly developing paper practice and is regularly instructed to draft statements of case and advise in this area.
Harry has particular experience in claims against new home builders involving a “New Home Warranty” and regularly acts on behalf of both the claimant and defendant. In addition, Harry has a particular interest in matter involving large-scale refurbishment works.
Harry’s experience in this area extends beyond his time as a practicing barrister. Prior to coming to the bar, whilst working in a solicitors firm, Harry gained experience in a range of construction disputes, including the preparation for adjudication. Harry also has first hand experience of working in the construction industry (roofing & general building) and is therefore well placed to get to grips with the technical elements of a case.
Harry has an active court and paper practice. He has experience of advising on proceedings regarding forfeiture, boundary disputes, leasehold disputes (commercial) and possession proceedings for residential tenancies. Harry prides himself in having a thorough approach to all matters.
Harry has particular experience in residential possession claims. In addition, he also has experience in advising on various commercial property matters, such as renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Harry has experience of advising and drafting pleadings in proceedings involving easements, boundary disputes and leasehold disputes. Harry has particular experience in residential possession claims.
Harry’s expertise in this area is developing on a foundation of his experience prior to coming to the bar. Whilst working in a solicitors practice, Harry assisted a senior partner in several partnership disputes both in the Business & Property Courts and at arbitration. His experience also extends to being involved in several substantial disclosure exercises.
Prior to coming to the bar Harry worked in a solicitors firm directly assisting a senior partner. During this time he was involved in several debt recovery matters, including the preparation of winding up petitions.
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