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Harry Lambert

Call 2008

"Respected junior who “knows the area inside-out"...Extremely dedicated and hard-working. His astute intellect allows him to handle difficult cases and tricky legal issues with aplomb.”
(Chambers & Partners 2017)

Personal Injury

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 in 2011 he 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 was the legal definition of the ‘immediate aftermath’.

Harry is also developing a practise in the crossover between personal injury and international law. He took a case on the interplay between personal injury and state immunity to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (Ogbonna v Nigeria) whilst he has also been led in several high profile cases.

His current caseload includes a groundbreaking civil action for damages as a result of human trafficking. He was also recently part of a group of specialist trafficking lawyers, which convened and provided written advice to the Lords on the forthcoming Modern Slavery Bill. With his background in product liability / tort law, he combines creative thinking about causes of action (often necessary in the absence of a tort of human trafficking) with a rigorous approach to quantum.

Selected Cases

  • C v MOD – Article 2 claim arising out of the death of a soldier in Afghanistan (led by Richard Hermer QC).
  • Mutua & 4 Others v FCO – Sixty year old claim for personal injury arising out of alleged torture on the part of the Colonial Administration in Kenya (led by Richard Hermer QC and Phillippa Kaufmann)
  • Guerrero & Others v Montericco & Another – Carried out extensive work on quantum and Part 35 Questions in this group action against a British based mining company for complicity in the torture of environmental protestors in Peru (Led by Richard Hermer QC and Guy Vassall-Adams).
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Recommendations


“He is an all-rounder, who is superb at whatever he turns his hand to.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He has a razor-sharp intellect.”

Legal 500, 2017

“A rising star of the product liability Bar who has already earned himself prominent admirers among his peers.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He’s an extremely intelligent, hard-working and sensible barrister.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“A very detailed and focused counsel, who never misses a trick.”

Legal 500 2015

“He has a superb intellect, and outshines his contemporaries.”

Legal 500 2015


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