Harry joined 7KBW in 2013, following a successful completion of pupillage in Chambers. In the early years of his tenancy, he has appeared successfully in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and the County Courts, as well as in a major reinsurance arbitration in New Zealand arising from the Christchurch earthquakes.
Harry has already developed particular expertise in the field of insurance and reinsurance, particularly the Insurance Act 2015, having been heavily involved during the passage of the Act, and in subsequently advising insurers and policyholders of its implications. He has also been instructed in two Bermuda Form arbitrations, as well as numerous marine and non-marine insurance disputes.
He is developing an increasingly busy professional negligence practice, having been instructed in three major audit negligence cases (both for auditors, and claimant companies), as well as in claims involving insurance brokers, accountants and company directors. In addition, he has been involved in numerous disputes 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).
Prior to taking up his tenancy in Chambers, Harry was seconded to the insurance department of a major commercial solicitor in London, and he is well acquainted with the needs and expectations of professional clients. He 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.