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Harry East

Year of Call
2014
Education
Association of Costs Lawyers
2018 ACL Qualified
PhD – Medical Neg / Crime / Ethics
2013 University of Southampton
BPTC
2013 BPP Holborn
LLM Res – Company Law
2008 Lancaster University
LLB (Hons)
2007 Lancaster University
Year of Call
2014
Education
Association of Costs Lawyers
2018 ACL Qualified
PhD – Medical Neg / Crime / Ethics
2013 University of Southampton
BPTC
2013 BPP Holborn
LLM Res – Company Law
2008 Lancaster University
LLB (Hons)
2007 Lancaster University

Harry is an energetic and diligent Junior and is approachable and knowledgeable. His academic background is in Company Law and Healthcare Law. He willingly travels across England and Wales and is known to turn his paperwork with quality and in good time. Prior to coming to the bar Harry worked in the construction industry.

Civil

Personal Injury

His common law practice involves the full range of P.I. work and he is happy to attend courts across the Country. He is happy to quickly provide concise and relevant advice.

Stemming from his time in the construction industry, he has a distinct interest in E.L. and P.L. work and undertakes industrial disease claims including noise induced hearing loss and asbestos related disease cases.

Media and Communications Actions / Data Protection Breaches Harry has steadily been increasing his practice in this area in recent times. He is well acquainted with actions brought under both the 1998 Act and 2018 Act and currently accepts instructions from both Defendant’s and Claimant’s.

Housing

He has extensive knowledge when acting on behalf of social housing authorities seeking injunctions against tenants or in housing disrepair cases. He often acts for Housing Authorities seeking Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions.

Commercial and Property

Harry undertakes all types of commercial and property work including boundary, lease and contractual disputes. Having worked in the construction industry for a number of years prior to coming to the bar, particularly undertaking contracts with the NHS; Local Authorities; and educational Academies, he has developed a working knowledge of construction disputes and the finer details of JCT and NEC Contracts. He regularly appears in the winding up court.

Cavity Wall Insulation Claims

Dovetailing with his commercial, civil and prior experience in construction, Harry has developed a practice in CWI claims, as they become a particularly more burdensome area for Defendant’s. He is well versed on the nuanced causation arguments that arise, as well as the more helpful interpretations of the British Board Agrèment with regard to installation and survey techniques. He is particularly interested in assisting Defendants to develop and plead a more effective Defence in these Claims and how to develop the issues surrounding causation.

Financial Remedy / Co-Habitation Claims

Harry has established a bespoke financial remedy practice for those clients seeking settlement throughout marital disputes and the divorce process and is happy to provide advice, advocacy and to advise in conference on the papers throughout the lifetime of the claim and to final hearings. His work is complemented by his civil experience and property work, TLALTA claims and cohabitee disputes.

Costs

Harry has successfully completed the 3 year Associated Costs Lawyer Course. He appears at detail assessments and CCMCs involving intricate issues and happily provides nuanced advices on retainers, enforcement, recovery and a range of costs issues including on appeal and reassessment.

Notable and Reported Cases

 

Kevin James Murphy v Ocean Group Services Ltd & Ocean Logistics Ltd [Unreported] Liverpool County Court HHJ Gregory 21st September 2018 An appeal against the sanction imposed by CPR 3.14 for failure to file a costs budget 21 days prior to the CCMC.

Gillian Richardson v Wakefield Council (2017) (First Instance) The appeal proceeded to the Circuit Judge on the issue of payment of indemnity costs in the fixed costs regime after the expiry of the relevant offer but prior to trial. The issue has since been settled by the Court of Appeal in Perde v Hislop [2018] EWCA Civ 1726.

Meadows v La Tasca Restaurants Ltd [2016] EW Misc B28 (CC), an appeal on a finding of fundamental dishonesty.