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2 Temple Gardens

Roger Harris

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Personal Injury , Clinical Negligence
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Personal Injury - London (Bar)

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Roger Harris
Although best known for his defendant-side practice, he is also a highly proficient representative of claimant clients. He is a regular feature in complex catastrophic injury cases and also regularly handles matters concerning occupational stress and harassment. He has further expertise in cases regarding injuries caused by animals.
Strengths: "He is able to explain complicated issues in a very clear and coherent manner." "He is excellent and very user-friendly." "He's calm and efficient, and gets to grip with complex medical evidence quickly. He is not afraid to tackle difficult points of evidence."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in T v The Thames Group,a case concerning a claimant who suffered a grossly disabling injury while attempting to transport a 30-stone bariatric patient from his flat to an ambulance.
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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)

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Roger Harris
Well-regarded junior noted for his particular expertise handling cases arising from catastrophic injuries. He is an expert on cases relating to birth injuries, plastic surgery and mental health. He also takes on technically complicated personal injury cases.
Strengths: "A very good advocate and negotiator. He's always on top of his brief and he's an astute tactician." "He's excellent at presenting even the most complex cases in a simple language - clients find his manner very reassuring."
Recent work: Successfully acted on behalf of a claimant who jumped out of a first-floor window at King George Hospital, Redbridge. He suffered multiple injuries including a significant brain injury as well as abdominal, orthopaedic, neuro-ophthalmological and psychiatric injuries.
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Roger Harris specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and litigation relating to animals and farming. Recent notable cases include Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC [2016] UKSC 11 (a Supreme Court decision relating to vicarious liability for an assault); Lear v Hickstead Ltd [2016] EWHC 528 (catastrophic injury arising out of the collapse of a horse box ramp) and Spencer v Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1058 (whether the Montgomery test applies to post-operative warnings). He was shortlisted for the 2015 Chambers and Partners ‘Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year’.

Career

BA History and Politics, Exeter University. Called to the Bar in 1996.

Professional Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Western circuit.

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