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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 substantial practice in property, with a particular focus on landlord & tenant matters, including residential and commercial possession, recovery of arrears, obtaining and resisting injunctive relief, mortgage arrears, deposit protection, and rent repayment disputes. She regularly represents housing associations, local authorities, as well as private landlords.

Harriet welcomes instructions in all property work, including matters dealing with possession, nuisance, disrepair, service charges, and boundary disputes.

Recent Cases:

  • Advice to both professional and lay clients as to Rights to First Refusal and the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987 regarding an intended simultaneous purchase of a freehold and leasehold.
  • MK & Others v SO (2021) – Drafted Respondent’s statement of case and witness statement in a rent repayment dispute.
  • NW Ltd v QMK (2021) – Successfully represented housing association by obtaining an injunction in relation to nuisance disrepair.
  • CP Ltd v JAPLM Ltd & ARS (2021) – Successfully argued that a resigned director was still liable as a guarantor for arrears unpaid by the company.
  • GP Ltd v LA & SKO (2021) – Successfully submitted legal arguments on surrender of lease and obtained judgment for arrears.

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

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