BARRISTER PROFILE

Garden Court Chambers

Bethan Harris

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Court of Protection: Health & Welfare - All Circuits

Band 3

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Bethan Harris
Excels across a range of Court of Protection matters, including deprivation of liberty, Section 21A applications and cases dealing with complex care packages. She acts for local authorities, family members and litigation friends.
Strengths: "Her drafting is exceptional; her written advice and skeleton arguments are really thorough and really concise. In very novel areas she always thinks about a problem and unpicks it, and comes up with a solution." "Well informed, thoughtful and a good, careful advocate. Good with clients and knows how to manage clients' expectations really well."
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Social Housing - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Bethan Harris
Specialises in cases with combined housing, capacity and community care aspects, often acting for disabled and otherwise vulnerable clients. She sits on the Panel of Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and regularly speaks on developments in social housing law. She is also frequently sought after for her expertise in housing benefits. Her recent work has seen her routinely acting for vulnerable tenants in possession proceedings.
Strengths: "She is very good on social housing. The quality of her work and performance are impressive." "She gets the right results for her clients. She's very good with reading papers and raising the important points."
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Community Care - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Bethan Harris
Adept at a range of community care matters, but particularly strong in cases that concern the housing needs of people with disabilities. Along with others at her set, she produces the Community Care Law Reports, and delivers training and conferences related to the area. 
Strengths: "She has a really good breadth of public law knowledge and comes up with clever arguments." "Thoughtful and considered in her submissions - the court really trusts her judgement." "She's well informed, thoughtful and a good, careful advocate. She is very collaborative too, which is really helpful."
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