Miles Harris conducts a wide range of commercial litigation specialising in professional liability, insurance, property damage and disciplinary work.
He is praised in Chambers & Partners for providing “strategic advice and procedural support… you want him in your corner for a tricky application hearing” (2019), being “exceptionally bright and very commercial… he’s calm and excellent on his feet” (2018), “…utterly charming…and…strategically far-sighted…He gives brilliant advice…just a joy to work with” (2017). “Consistently delivers high-quality work, goes the extra mile and is very approachable.” “He is very, very polished – he really goes through all the papers and he thinks outside the box” (2016). “An outstanding barrister whose personal skills are superb. He has a great ability to make you feel comfortable…” (2015), as “an absolute gem” who is “fabulous with clients and incredibly on top of the detail” (2014).
The Legal 500 has described him being “very bright” (2019), “extremely likeable” (2017), “extremely bright but user-friendly, commercial, hardworking and reliable” (2016). “He provides silky smooth drafting skills and a very calm and measured approach – an absolute joy to work with” (2017).
Miles 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 and 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 PNBA’s Adjudication Panel and can accept appointments as an adjudicator under the PNBA Adjudication Scheme.
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 is the author of the Practical Law Company’s practice note on the duty of fair presentation owed by business insureds under the Insurance Act 2015.