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 was instructed in the Supreme Court in the case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring  UKSC 38 as junior counsel to Robert Weir QC and in the Court of Appeal as junior counsel to Jonathan Peacock QC in the case of Kickabout Productions Limited v HMRC. 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:
Harry has recently been instructed in the following matters in the Employment Tribunal:
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 personal injury matters. He regularly acts as sole counsel in personal injury cases on the multi-track and has appeared in a large number of trials of matters allocated to the fast track. 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 QC 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:
Harry's areas of expertise include:
As pupil to Jonathan Butters, Harry also gained experience in clinical negligence and asbestos related diseases.
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 has acted in several appeals in the Tax Tribunal and is familiar with the procedural aspects of challenging decisions by the Revenue.
Harry's recent appearances in the Upper Tribunal (Tax Chamber) include:
Harry’s recent advisory work includes:
Harry has recently been instructed in a number of tax cases on behalf of the revenue (led by Marika Lemos) 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 is also regularly instructed in cases involving matters of consumer finance, including claims under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and allegations of mis-selling.
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 acted for the taxpayer in HMRC v Kickabout Productions Ltd in the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal (led by Jonathan Peacock QC). 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