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Harriet Ho

Harriet’s practice entails a broad range of civil work, including Commercial and Chancery, Property, Personal Injury, and Aviation & Travel. Harriet welcomes instructions for drafting, advice, and advocacy at all stages of the litigation process.

Harriet joined Lamb Chambers in May 2021 after commencing her practice at a set focused on commercial and aviation work based in the Temple. Prior to starting pupillage, Harriet gained experience working as a County Court advocate and had also worked as a Judicial Assistant to Magistrate Judge Dr Eric Cheung in Hong Kong.

Harriet has been instructed in civil forfeiture matters resisting applications for frozen monies in excess of £1million, in which Harriet defended against the claim that the sums had been obtained via fraud by false representation. Harriet has assisted more senior members, including conducting legal research and drafting witness statements as well as written submissions for a third-party in a confiscation POCA matter.

As a passionate advocate for equality and diversity, Harriet has previously given talks to university students and aspiring barristers, such as ‘Being BAME at the Bar’, in order to promote and further inclusion at the Bar.

Harriet is a member of the Commercial Bar Association and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Outside of work, Harriet enjoys going to the theatre, playing the piano, and horse riding.

Languages

  • English (fluent)
  • Cantonese (fluent)
  • Mandarin (basic)
  • French (basic)

Harriet is developing a strong broad commercial practice and has experience working on a range of commercial and insurance matters, including drafting, trials, applications, CMCs, and costs budgeting.

Harriet is regularly instructed in debt recovery matters, credit hire cases, and claims made under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 procedure. Harriet accepts instructions in all commercial matters.

Recent Cases:

  • TS v T UK Ltd (2021) – Drafted defence for a well-known multinational telecommunications company against a claim in relation to erroneous overcharges and breach of express contract terms as well as implied terms of reasonable care and skill, pursuant to the SGSA 1982.
  • MW v HB Ltd – Drafted advice in a contractual dispute regarding a joint venture and share of profits of completed projects.
  • W&D Ltd v L Ltd (2021) – Drafted particulars of claim and reply to defence and counterclaim in relation to building work disputes.
  • TC v RBS plc (2021) – Successfully represented client in a high value trial regarding an unfair payment protection insurance relationship.
  • SJH v CL (2021) – Drafted defence and successfully obtained at an application hearing an unless order to require fraud be properly pleaded.
  • AATM Ltd v PR of AT(D) – Drafted opinion as to merits and quantum regarding a breach of contract and care services claim against a care home.
  • TTRS Ltd v NM Ltd (2021) – Successfully submitted and recovered substantial costs in circumstances whereby the Claimant had filed a notice of discontinuance the day prior to trial.
  • RCI Ltd v ACF (2021) – successfully represented finance company in a debt recovery matter and defeated a Consumer Rights Act 2015 defence.

*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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