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Michael Harper

Call 2016

Property Damage

Michael frequently acts in relation to property damage matters. Michael has a particular interest in relation to quantum issues and always seeks to pursue the effective commercial solution.

Selected Cases

  • Settling Particulars and advising on settlement in a substantial claim against a driver and their motor insurer. The property required extensive remedial works, with subrogating insurers relying on the legitimacy of the loss adjusters’ conclusions.
  • Building damage caused by tree roots and subsidence.
  • Subsidence and nuisance claims arising from a water leak.

As a pupil, Michael assisted on matters including:

  • Hiscox v Precious Marble and TPN Electrical [2018] EWHC 3585 (TCC). 6-day trial concerning property damage arising out of an escape of water followed by a fire. Assisting Daniel Shapiro QC.
  • Prezzo v High Point Estates [2018] EWHC 1851 (TCC), Part 8 proceedings concerning the principle in Berni Inns. Assisting Daniel Shapiro QC.
  • Two-day multi-track trial of a claim against a landlord for property damage and personal injuries arising out of a residential house fire. Assisting Matthew Boyle.
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  • BPTC
  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • BA Hons, University of Oxford
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Graduate Fund Scholarship, Oxford Law Faculty



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