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Miles Harris

Call: 2003

Miles is a specialist in professional liability, insurance and commercial litigation.

He has been described by Chambers as “an absolute gem” who is “fabulous with clients and incredibly on top of the detail” (2014) and “an outstanding barrister whose personal skills are superb. He has a great ability to make you feel comfortable…” (2015). Chambers also states that he "Consistently delivers high-quality work, goes the extra mile and is very approachable." And that "He is very, very polished - he really goes through all the papers and he thinks outside the box." (2016).

The Legal 500 has described him being "Extremely bright but user-friendly, commercial, hardworking and reliable." (2016)

He strives to provide his clients with effective advocacy and advisory services that combine diligence, efficiency, knowledge of the law, approachability and commercial sense.

Miles acts in a wide range of cases within his areas of expertise, led and unled, from straightforward to complex high value multi-party disputes, from the County Court to the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has also been published and lectured widely, especially in matters related to the civil liability of lawyers and insurance. Miles is also an established accredited mediator, accepting instructions in a range of civil disputes. He is described in Chambers 2016 as having “extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator”.

Miles is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association, the British Insurance Law Association, COMBAR and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Publications and Seminars

Miles has written a number of articles on issues of importance in professional liability and insurance law and has been published in the Journal of Professional Negligence, the New Law Journal, Insurance Law Monthly and the Sweet & Maxwell Civil Procedure Rule Reports and by the Practical Law Company. He has also provided solicitors’ liability training to the claims handling unit of a leading firm of solicitors and lectured on a number of different topics including the SRA Code of Conduct and legal professional privilege. He is the author of the Practical Law Company’s practice note on the pre-contractual duty of utmost good faith. 


MA, Trinity College, Cambridge University; Dip. Law, City University; David Karmel and William Shaw Awards from Gray’s Inn