Harry practises in the areas of clinical negligence, personal injury and healthcare regulatory law.
Harry undertakes the full range of work in this area; from complex clinical negligence or product liability matters, to interlocutory work and pleadings.
Recent work includes advising on: issues of disclosure and accrual in a multi party dental negligence action against the MOD; the merits of a secondary victim arising out of a hospital death; and the quantum of a “wrongful conception” claim. Harry frequently represents families at inquests and has done so in inter alia paediatric, psychiatric, gastrointestinal and radiological cases.
He is also regularly led in cases of the utmost value and complexity. He was junior counsel in Glassenbury v Short, a highly complex case of perinatal hypoxia materially contributing to postnatal periventricular leucomalacia (led by Robin Oppenheim QC). Similarly K was a multi-million pound cerebral palsy claim involving complex issues over care / accommodation (led by Robin Oppenheim QC).
Harry regularly advises in employer’s liability cases and RTAs from the border of the fasttrack threshold right up to high value multi track cases. Harry recently advised on an amputation settlement worth in the region of £500,000 (less a reduction to reflect contributory negligence).
Again, he is regularly led in cases of the highest value. M v J, for example, was a multi-million pound case involving catastrophic injury to a young child (led by Gerwyn Samuel).
Harry has an interest in historic sex abuse cases. He is currently bringing such a civil action pleaded at over £300,000. Likewise he recently acted through the Western Circuit Free Representation Unit for a Claimant bringing a secondary victim claim arising out of the abuse of her daughter, in which the central issue is the legal definition of the ‘immediate aftermath’.
Harry is also developing a practise in the crossover between personal injury and international law. He is taking a case on the interplay between personal injury and state immunity to the Court of Appeal (Ogbonna v Nigeria) whilst he has also been led in several high profile cases such as:
Harry has a keen interest in product liability and group actions. In his own right he recently advised dozens of potential claimants on their claims under the DPA arising out of the loss of back up discs.
As junior counsel, he has been involved in work of the highest profile:
Harry is regularly instructed in regulatory proceedings in the healthcare context such as the Healthcare Professions Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Pharmaceutical Council. He has represented registrants practising in: nursing, physiotherapy, biomedical science, psychotherapy and pharmacology.
He undertakes both interlocutory work and trial advocacy and has appeared for registrants facing the full gamut of charges; from competency-based allegations to those concerning long and sustained fraudulent activity or drug addiction.
Personal Injury Bar Association
Action Against Medical Accidents
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
Bar Pro Bono Unit.
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