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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).

The Legal 500 has described him as “a star of the future” and as having “Great commercial awareness, as well as technical ability which sets him apart.” 

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

As well as appearing frequently in the High and County Courts in his own right, he has been led in multimillion pound and multi-party disputes in 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.

Miles is a formally accredited mediator and is one of the mediators chambers can offer. He also has experience of arbitrating insurance disputes.

He converted to the law after a brief period as a history teacher. He received the David Karmel and William Shaw Awards from Gray’s Inn during his academic and vocational transition before completing pupillage at 4 New Square.

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


After reading Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic at Trinity College, Cambridge University Miles spent a year teaching History before converting to law at City University.

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.


M.A. (Cantab) Dip.Law (City)