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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 has a busy personal injury practice and welcomes instructions in all personal injury and/or clinical negligence matters, including road traffic accident claims, infant settlement hearings, credit hire claims, stage 3 disposal hearings, as well as advice as to quantum.

Recent Cases:

  • JD v MIC Ltd (2021) – Advised and drafted 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.
  • PS v R&S plc (2022) – Successfully reduced judgment to 20% only of the value of claimed for credit hire.

 

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

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