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Michael Harvey QC

Call 1966 • QC 1982

"Very good and very clever. If you've got a detailed case he's the one you want."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

Construction & Engineering

Michael has undertaken advisory work in relation to various construction / engineering matters, including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Waterloo Station Eurostar Terminal, Great Eastern Hotel, Singapore tunnel collapse, Buncefield explosion.

Selected Cases

  • The Light [2007] – Jackson J, quantity surveying dispute, shopping mall (Mills & Reeve).
  • Polygram [2000] – HH Judge Bowsher QC, designers of computerised warehouse system (Cameron McKenna).
  • Tarmac v Pyeroy [1998] – HH Judge Wilcox, M40 Motorway bridges (Merricks).
  • Colville Estate v Strutt & Parker [1997] – HH Judge Bowsher QC, surveyor’s – development advice (Reynolds Porter Chamberlain).
  • Friends Provident v Hillier Parker [1996] 2 WLR 123 – Surveyors – restitution (Cameron McKenna).
  • British Telecom v Satronic [1995] – HH Judge Paynter-Reece, electronic controls (Wyeths).
  • Heron Homes v BDG Design [1991] – HH Judge Fox Andrews, architects’ negligence (Saunders Sobell).
  • Steamship Mutual v Trollope & Colls [1986] 33 BLR 77 – Aarchitects’ negligence (Richards Butler).
  • IBA v EMI v BICC 11 BLR 29 – Collapse of television transmitting mast at Emley Moor (Herbert Smith).
  • Townsend v Stone Toms 27 BLR 26 – Aarchitects’ negligence (Stephensons Harwood).
  • Welsh Health Technical Services Organisation – Rhyl Hospital, HH Judge Newey, engineers’ negligence in respect of reinforced concrete design of a hospital (Beale & Co).
  • Hearts of Oak Benefit Society – HH Judge Newey, double glazing and building design (Field Fisher).
  • Comben Homes – Mr Recorder Butcher QC, foundation design (Denton Hall).
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Qualifications


  • Bencher & Past Master of Students, Gray’s Inn
  • Uthwatt & James Mould Scholarships, Gray’s Inn
  • MA, LLB (Cantab)

Memberships


  • Deputy High Court Judge (1995)
  • Recorder of the Crown Court (1986)

Recommendations


‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2016

‘Leading Silk’ for Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2016

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2015

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2015

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2014

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2014

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2013

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2013

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2012

‘Leading Silk’ for Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2011


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