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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)

Product Liability

Harry has a particular interest in claims involving drugs and medical devices. Examples of the former include advising in respect of olmesartan medoxomil as well as a vitamin supplement containing 568 times the safe level of Vitamin D. Examples of the latter include a claim concerning allegedly defective surgical cutting guides and a bathroom hoist which broke [rendering a paraplegic user tetraplegic].

Harry has also been involved in some of the most heavyweight and high profile group actions of recent times.

Selected Cases

  • Combination Prosthesis’ Litigation – Harry acts for c.25 Claimants bringing claims against a constellation of NHS trusts and manufacturers arising out of the practice of “mixing and matching” THR component parts (led by Christopher Gibson QC and Eloise Power).
  • Thalidomide – He has recently been instructed in litigation arising out of the 1960s tragedy (led by Robin Oppenheim QC).
  • Phone Hacking – Harry has, since early 2012, been intimately involved in the mobile telephone voicemail interception (“phone hacking”) litigation. He has advised in dozens of cases including those involving high profile celebrities. He appeared (led by Dinah Rose QC) for NGN in Various Claimants v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2012] EWHC 2692 (Ch).
  • Metal on Metal Hip Litigation – Harry is currently instructed in several group actions arising out of defective hip prostheses. He is working on behalf of claimants brining actions in respect of Biomet and Corin Cormet devices.
  • Libya – Drafted schedules of loss for 12 Libyans bringing actions against the British Government for alleged abuses of administrative powers.
  • Trossel – Group action arising out of the provision of stem cell therapy and aqua tilis treatment to sufferers of progressive diseases (led by Robin Oppenheim 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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