Harry’s practice encompasses a variety of contractual and commercial disputes as well as property disputes.
Throughout his practice Harry has been involved in a variety of commercial disputes ranging from construction, recovery of directors’ loans and manufacturing disputes.
Harry’s chancery practice continues to grow and he regularly instructed to draft pleadings and assist in respect of boundary disputes and rights of way issues. He also regularly appears on behalf of landlords in possession claims.
Harry has a growing paper practice and receives regular instructions to draft pleadings on behalf of both claimants and defendants. His trial practice is also developing strongly with Harry regularly receiving instructions to appear in Fast Track matters.
Recent highlights of Harry’s trial advocacy, advisory and drafting practice include the following:
- 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).
- Successfully appeared in a application to set aside judgment on behalf of a multi-national telecommunications company (October 2021).
Having previously worked in both the construction and manufacturing Harry is keen to assist clients in these areas. He has also been monitoring developments in the hospitality industry during the current Covid-19 crisis, you can read his article ‘Frustrated Contracts and Wedding Venues’ here.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Harry was a Paralegal in the commercial litigation department at Ramsdens 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 has been exposed to a number of commercial and chancery matters through his pupil supervisor, Matthew Smith, who heads the Property Team at PSQB.
Harry has a rapidly developing employment practice. Most recently he acted for the claimant in an unfair dismissal claim which dealt with the effects of Covid-19 on the hospitality industry.
harry regularly assists both solicitors firms and trade unions with merit assessments, for both Claimant and Respondent.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Harry was a Paralegal in the commercial litigation department at Ramsdens solicitors. Harry assisted on various matters including claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination. During his BPTC Harry gained exposure to employment law claims whilst volunteering on the Employment Law Telephone Advice Line.
Harry has a rapidly developing practice acting for major insurers in relation to road traffic claims where fraud is suspected or explicitly alleged. He has built on the experience he gained in this area during his first six and has begun to establish himself as a robust advocate with a thorough approach.
During the first six months of pupillage, Harry observed many Fast Track and Multi Track trials involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty. This experience has left Harry with a keen understanding of the law surrounding fundamental dishonesty under CPR 44.16 and the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
This experience alongside that gained by observing Credit Hire matters on the Small Claims Track means Harry has a well rounded experience of this area and an in-depth understanding of the law.
Harry has recently published an article regarding the latest case law regarding fundamental dishonesty, you can read it here.
Harry’s personal injury practice is flourishing, with him regularly appearing in both remote and in-person hearings.
Harry has a growing paper practice and receives regular instructions to draft pleadings on behalf of both claimants and defendants. His trial practice is also developing strongly with Harry having appeared on behalf of Defendants in Fast Track matters.
Harry regularly receives instructions to appear in Stage Three and Infant Approval Hearings. He is also able to produce advices on quantum, working to a short deadline where required.