Harry has a busy practice which covers all of Chambers’ core practice areas including personal injury, employment, and tax. Harry’s practice also encompasses consumer credit litigation.
Harry has been instructed as junior counsel in a number of large and complex cases. He is currently instructed in the Supreme Court proceedings in Professional Game Match Officials Limited v HMRC as junior Counsel to Jonathan Peacock KC and appeared in the Supreme Court as junior counsel to Robert Weir KC in the case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring  UKSC 38. He regularly acts as sole counsel in both the civil courts and employment tribunals.
Prior to commencing Pupillage, Harry read Philosophy at Cambridge and obtained a masters from UCL where he studied the nature of promises.
"Harry is a trusted advisor. He’s highly intelligent and technically sound. The best thing is that he gives an honest and impartial view of a case – and provides a clear strategy, together with practical and client-focused solutions" - Stephen Hall, Lawyer, BT Legal.
“From a Solicitor’s perspective, Harry is a great barrister to work alongside. Harry is flexible in his approach and takes on board the level of support and advice requested by the client and/or Instructing Solicitor.” - Bronya Greatrex, Solicitor, Hempsons
“Harry strikes an incredibly important balance between robust and persistent when necessary whilst being respectful, charismatic and unprovocative and understands how to subtly tweak this balance to suit the preferences of the Judge he is before and based on the progress of the hearing” - Bronya Greatrex, Solicitor, Hempsons.
Harry has a broad practice covering all areas of employment law and acts for both claimants and respondents. Harry has also received instructions in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is comfortable with complex appellate litigation.
He has acted in cases involving a wide variety of issues and is particularly familiar with cases of unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and pay claims.
Harry's recent instructions in the Employment Appeal Tribunal include:
British Telecommunications plc v Robertson (UKEAT/0229/20/RN) - Harry acted for the successful Respondent, appealing against the decision of the Employment Tribunal that the employee had been both unfairly dismissed and subjected to s.15 discrimination arising from disability. Auerbach J accepted that the Tribunal had failed to properly apply the test for causation under for the purposes of s.15 after reaching an unexpected finding in relation to disability. He also found that the Tribunal had erred in relation to the claim for failure to make reasonable adjustments, and dismissed that aspect of the claim without remitting it to the Tribunal.
Johnson vs Latchman (UKEAT/0239/19/OO) - Harry acted for the successful Claimant, responding to an appeal against a decision to extend the time for a Claimant to bring a claim for disability discrimination. Tucker J found that the ET's findings were open to it, and that, in any event, she would have made the same decision.
Godwin Jumbo v Zonal Retail Data Systems (UKEAT/0275/19/LA) - Harry acted for the Respondent and responded to an appeal against a decision not to allow the Claimant to amend his claim to add four new causes of action where the Claimant had argued the ET had misapplied both the tests for extension of time and the balance of hardship test for applications to amend.
Le Page v East London NHS Foundation Trust (UKEAT0161/19/OO) - Harry represented the Respondent who successfully applied for costs following withdrawal of the Claimant's appeal. Eady J accepted the Respondent's submissions and awarded costs having found that the appeal was both unreasonable and misconceived.
Harry has recently been instructed in the following matters in the Employment Tribunal:
Robertson v British Telecommunications plc - Harry acted for the Respondent in the two-day remedy hearing, dealing with issues of pensions loss and loss of earnings over a period of two years following dismissal, and was successful in obtaining judgment in the sum contended for by the Respondent which was roughly half the sum that the Claimant was seeking.
In addition to regular appearances in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Harry’s practice includes drafting witness statements, assisting in grievance and disciplinary investigations, and advising clients both in writing and in conference.
Harry has experience in a wide range of multi-track personal injury matters. He also has experience in attending inquests in matters where fatal accident claims are in prospect. Harry predominantly represents Claimants but also accepts instructions to act on behalf of Defendants.
Harry was instructed as junior to Robert Weir KC in a case concerning access to court documents and appeared in the Supreme Court (as junior counsel) in the matter of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring  UKSC 38. Harry acted for the successful Respondent.
Harry's recent instructions include:
Areas of expertise include:
Harry has a broad practice in tax. He has experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters, and acts on behalf of both taxpayers and the revenue. He has experience in Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax, and overseas issues such as the Transfer of Assets Regime.
Harry is currently instructed on behalf of the Taxpayer in the Supreme Court proceedings in Professional Game Match Officials Limited v HMRC (led by Jonathan Peacock KC).
Harry was instructed on behalf of the taxpayer in both the Court of Appeal and Upper Tribunal hearings in HMRC v Kickabout Productions Limited, which concerned the correct application of the Ready Mixed Concrete test in IR35 cases (led by Jonathan Peacock KC in the Court of Appeal and by Georgia Hicks in the Upper Tribunal).
Harry was instructed on behalf of the revenue in the Upper Tribunal hearing in Daarasp and anor v HMRC which concerned the application of the Ramsay principles to determine whether expenditure was 'incurred on' the acquisition of software rights as well as the construction of a closure notice for the purpose of determining the jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal (led by Aparna Nathan KC).
Harry’s recent advisory work includes:
Harry has recently been instructed in a number of tax cases in the First-Tier Tribunal on behalf of the revenue including:
Harry is developing a practice in insurance litigation.
Harry accepts work in a variety of commercial matters and regularly receives instructions from large UK based service providers.
Harry has recently been instructed as sole counsel in the following cases:
During the course of pupillage, Harry gained experience of litigation in UK courts involving jurisdictional issues posed by non-domestic parties, and disputes arising from international arbitration.
Harry regularly accepts instructions in consumer credit claims and is principally instructed on behalf of the consumer.
His recent instructions include:
Harry is currently instructed on behalf of the Taxpayer in the Supreme Court proceedings in Professional Game Match Officials Limited v HMRC (led by Jonathan Peacock KC). That case concerns the employment status of football referees (for tax purposes) and gives rise to issues including the nature of mutuality of obligations and control for the purpose of the Ready Mixed Concrete test.
Harry acted for the taxpayer in HMRC v Kickabout Productions Ltd in the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal (led by Jonathan Peacock KC). The case concerned a number of issues including the proper application of the Ready Mixed Concrete test and the proper construction of hypothetical contracts of employment for the purposes of IR35.
Harry has previously assisted Marika Lemos on behalf of a taxpayer in preparing pre-action correspondence in relation to a dispute with HMRC over the application of the IR35 provisions.
Harry also has experience of worker and employee status issues in the context of Employment Tribunal litigation and is able to draw upon experience of disputes in both revenue and employment cases.
City University, Bar Professional Training Course (very competent)
City University, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
University College London, MPhil Stud. Moral and Political Philosophy
University of Cambridge (Selwyn College), MA (Double First Class Honours Degree) Philosophy
Inner Temple Major Scholarship
Lifetime scholar of Selwyn College
PIBA; ELBA; ELA; RBA
Quarter-finalist - City University GDL Mooting competition
Semi-finalist - National Speed Mooting competition
Quarter-finalist - Crown Office Chambers Mooting Competition