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Harry Vann

Call 2003

"A very strong advocate who is excellent with clients. He's a superb barrister."
(Chambers & Partners 2022)

Harry joined Chambers in 2004 after successful completion of his pupillage.  After initially practising in Personal Injury, he joined the Criminal Regulatory and Environmental team in 2008 and has since specialised in this area, appearing in many of the most significant cases in the field.  He had a career break from 2013 to 2017 teaching at St. Peter’s School, York, and remains based in York for his nationwide practice in all areas of Regulatory work.

Harry was appointed a Recorder in Crime on the North-Eastern Circuit in 2022.

Harry is Chambers & Partners Health & Safety Junior of the Year for 2021.

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“A counsel who has a strong grasp of the issues and an ability to deliver a strong performance.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Harry is a top performer. With his impressive intellect, he explains issues in direct terms for the benefit of clients who always find him a reassuring presence and a strong advocate.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Harry has a commanding presence both in conference and in court, and clients and judges listen when he speaks. His written advices are superb. He will go far.”

Legal 500, 2024

“A very strong advocate who is excellent with clients. He’s a superb barrister.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“An incredibly intelligent and very engaging advocate.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“His attention to detail is excellent and he’s a strong advocate.”; “He’s excellent on his feet and his subject knowledge is astonishingly good.”; “He’s a calm, thoughtful and organised barrister. I have been impressed by his cross-examinations and he’s very analytical.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Harry has an exceptional ability to identify the significant issues that are key to achieving the best outcome. He produces very effective strategies and clients warm to him easily.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Leading Junior”

Chambers & Partners, 2014, 2013, 2012

“Runs complex arguments with panache”

Chambers & Partners, 2013

This “charming performer” is praised for his “wonderful courtroom style”.

Chambers & Partners, 2012

“Leading Junior”

The Legal 500, 2011

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