Harry is developing a practice across all of Chambers’ core areas, including personal injury, tax, employment, insurance & reinsurance, and commercial litigation.
Harry has been instructed as junior counsel in a number of large and complex cases and has recently appeared in the Supreme Court as junior counsel to Robert Weir QC in the case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring  UKSC 38. He also regularly acts as sole counsel in smaller disputes.
Prior to commencing Pupillage, Harry read Philosophy at Cambridge and obtained a masters from UCL where he studied the nature of promises.
Harry has a broad practice covering all areas of employment law. He is regularly instructed to appear at both preliminary and final hearings in the Employment Tribunal 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:
Singh v M&S plc - Harry acted for the Respondent in a seven-day hearing dealing with numerous allegations of discrimination arising from the Claimant's disability which alleged to culminate with forcing the Claimant to resign. Harry successfully defended the Claim in its entirety.
A highly contentious whistleblowing case (acting for the Respondent) in which anonymisation orders have been made and the disclosures are said to have been made in bad faith which was listed for an 8 day hearing prior to settlement. Harry was successful in defending the anonymisation order despite challenge by the Claimant.
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 represents both Claimants and 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 is also commonly instructed for interim applications in larger matters, including:
His areas of expertise include:
As pupil to Jonathan Butters, Harry also gained experience in fatal injuries, 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, as well as the procedural aspects of challenging decisions by the Revenue.
Harry recently acted for the taxpayer in HMRC v Kickabout Productions Limited in the Upper Tribunal which concerned the correct application of the Ready Mixed Concrete test in IR35 cases (led by Georgia Hicks). Harry was also involved previously in a dispute with the revenue concerning the application of IR35 to the business of a television personality.
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 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's work in this field includes claims arising from the mis-selling of PPI and timeshare misselling. His is familiar with the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the practical elements of consumer credit litigation.
Harry's recent cases in this area include:
Harry was exposed to a variety of consumer credit claims as pupil to Jonathan Butters.
Harry acted for the taxpayer in HMRC v Kickabout Productions Ltd  UKUT 0216 (TCC) in the Upper Tribunal. 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