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Harry Lambert

Call 2008

"Harry is attentive, detail-oriented, very bright and proactive in his approach. He is a fierce advocate who is able to think outside the box."
(Chambers and Partners, 2023)

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Harry sits as an Assistant Coroner in Inner London North covering Camden, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

As counsel he has considerable experience of the coronial jurisdiction and attends inquests nationwide.

For example, Harry recently acted for a world leading electronics manufacturer, following a residential fire started in or around the printed circuit board of a television. Both the family of the deceased and the Fire Brigade had suggested that Harry’s client had manufactured the television involved in the fire. Harry however successfully argued that the identity of the manufacturer and/or precise mechanism of failure were out of scope or alternatively insufficiently evidenced Harry’s client was not mentioned in either the Inquest Conclusion or Inquisition.

Another recent example includes attending a 4 day inquest on behalf of a leading Healthcare Equipment company, instructed by Simmons & Simmons. Despite extensive criticisms by the CQC at the outset of the coronial proceedings, Harry’s client was absolved of all and any blame.

Other examples of his inquest work include:

  • A high profile inquest, which has attracted national media attention, in which a residential flat was destroyed in a fire allegedly started by a faulty electronic device.
  • Appearing on behalf of two intensive care nurses whose care had been called into question.
  • Road Traffic Collision Inquest involving a bus at a known accident ‘hotspot’.
  • Inquests in the setting of nursing/care homes.
  • Representing a major broadcasting corporation in the face of allegations of workplace bullying.
  • Representing the family, in the case of Ayannuga, a CPA case on causation involving death and catastrophic injury [2022] EWHC 590 QB.

Harry also has neighbouring experience in the regulatory context, having acted in numerous cases in the Health Professions and Nursing & Midwifery Councils.

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Qualifications


  • MA, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
  • LLB, College of Law, Bloomsbury

Memberships


  • Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers

Recommendations


“Harry is a first-rate and eloquent barrister with a fine mind.”… “He thinks quickly on his feet and is able to understand and break down even the most complex of cases.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Harry is a very intelligent and engaging barrister, able to familiarise himself with complex issues of fact and law at speed and produce a very high standard of written advocacy and pleadings. Harry also has good client care skills.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Good attention to detail and excellent advocacy – he is persuasive, tough, and gets his points across firmly.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Harry provides timely and detailed advice that is always well thought-through.”

Legal 500, 2024

“He is extremely sharp and tactical.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“An excellent barrister. Harry is able to rapidly identify the key issues in complex cases. He is also a highly effective cross-examiner.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Very bright and capable of presenting and dealing with the most complicated issues and cases.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Very hard-working, reliable and efficient. He’s passionate and completes work enthusiastically and to a very high standard.”; “He’s very diligent and a very good advocate.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Impresses with his intelligence, enthusiasm, diligence and manner.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He has been excellent in a number of cases. His drive and general enthusiasm is infectious.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Harry fights his corner hard.” “He is at his best when handling cases with complex and novel legal issues.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“His depth of PI knowledge is exceptional and he is especially helpful on quantum… A thorough, hard-working barrister”

Legal 500, 2018


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