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Harriet Ho

Harriet joined Lamb Chambers in May 2021 after commencing her practice at a set focused on commercial and aviation work based in the Temple. Harriet’s practice entails a broad range of areas of law, including General Commercial, Aviation & Travel, Property, and Personal Injury. Harriet has an extensive experience appearing in the County Court for small claims and fast-track trials, as well as dealing with applications, CMCs, and costs budgeting for larger cases.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Harriet gained experience working as a County Court advocate and had appeared in hearings for mortgage possession, landlord and tenant matters, consumer credit, charging orders, infant settlement hearings, applications to set aside judgments, orders for sale, and small claims trials.

Harriet also worked as a Judicial Assistant to Magistrate Judge Dr Eric Cheung in Hong Kong in 2014. During Harriet’s time at the Kowloon City Magistrate Court, Harriet was able to obtain valuable insight into the Hong Kong legal system.

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, pursuant to the Fraud Act 2006. 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, in order to determine the extent of the defendant’s interest in the property.

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.

Outside of work, Harriet enjoys going to the theatre, playing netball, and continuing her learning and understanding of French.

Qualifications

BPTC – BPP University, London

LLB (Hons) – University of Warwick

Languages

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

Harriet is regularly instructed in small claims and fast track matters in the County Court and welcome instructions in all Personal Injury matters, including Road Traffic Accidents, Infant Settlement Hearings, Credit Hire, Stage 3 disposal hearings, as well as advice as to quantum.

Advised and drafted an application for summary judgment in a ‘test’ case regarding direct cause of action against insurer companies and the application of EC (Rights Against Insurers) Regulations 2002 post-Brexit.

Advised and successfully represented clients in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, including appearing in CCMCs and disclosure hearings in holiday sickness claims brought under the Package Travel Regulations.

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

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