Harry is a commercial barrister who specialises in insurance, professional negligence, shipping, civil fraud and general commercial disputes. He has appeared successfully as sole counsel in the High Court and in arbitrations (including LMAA). In 2017, he was named by Chambers and Partners as an up-and-coming junior who “performs significantly above his year of call“. Harry also featured in Legal Week’s Stars of the Bar 2017 where he was listed as “highly recommended”.
Harry has particular expertise in the field of insurance and reinsurance, especially the Insurance Act 2015. He is co-author of A Practical Guide to the Insurance Act 2015. He has been instructed in numerous marine and non-marine insurance disputes and Bermuda Form arbitrations, including (most recently) Pemberton Greenish v Jane Henry (as sole counsel) and The Brillante Virtuoso.
He is developing a busy professional negligence practice, having been instructed in three major audit negligence cases, two solicitor negligence cases, as well as claims involving insurance brokers, accountants and company directors. He has also acted in numerous shipping disputes, as well as litigation of a general commercial nature, particularly sale of goods (recently appearing successfully as sole counsel in the Commercial Court in AOT Trading AG v Cassar Fuel Ltd).
Harry has a first class degree in history, having studied in the UK and the USA, and was a Prince of Wales Scholar and winner of the Du Cann Prize in Gray’s Inn.