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Miles Harris

Professional Liability

Miles is recommended by the Chambers and Legal 500 in the field of professional negligence.

Chambers comments that he “handles defendant and claimant professional negligence cases, and is celebrated for his knowledge of insurance-related negligence claims” and that he is an “an outstanding barrister whose personal skills are superb. He has a great ability to make you feel comfortable...” (2015) and “An absolute gem” who is “fabulous with clients and incredibly on top of the detail” (2014).

The Legal 500 (2015) described Miles as having “Great commercial awareness, as well as technical ability which sets him apart” and being "extremely bright but user-friendly, commercial, hardworking and reliable"; “he provides silky smooth drafting skills and a very calm and measured approach, an absolute joy to work with” (2016).

He has wide experience of all issues relating to professional liability. He has represented both claimants and defendants in matters involving solicitors, barristers, licensed conveyancers, surveyors, managing agents, insurance brokers , financial advisers, tax consultants, accountants, auditors, architects and veterinary surgeons.

Miles has experience of claims involving all aspects of a professional’s potential liability, including allegations of breach of duty, retainer and trust, breach of fiduciary duty, deceit, dishonest assistance, fraudulent conspiracy and breaches of relevant regulatory provisions, such as the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

He has also provided training to firms on solicitors’ and surveyors’ liability generally and written and spoken on specific issues of importance in professional liability including limitation, privilege, the assessment of quantum in lenders’ claims, the SRA Solicitors’ Code of Conduct and coverage issues.