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Roger Harris

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+44 (0)20 7822 1200

"An expert in his field"

Chambers UK 2022

"Extremely technically proficient, very approachable and very good with clients"

Chambers UK 2022

“Highly intelligent"

Legal 500 2022

“Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of healthcare law and always able to bring calm to any situation”

Legal 500 2021

"An astute tactician"

Chambers UK 2021

"Brings a very calm, cool and forensic excellence to difficult and high-value cases”

Legal 500 2021

"Excellent and very user-friendly"

Chambers UK 2021

"A very responsive and calm barrister who can quickly home in on the crucial aspects of factual and expert evidence and provide strong analytical advice"

Chambers UK 2020

"Excellent at presenting even the most complex cases in simple and easy to understand language"

Chambers UK 2020

"Has a very reassuring manner with clients"

Chambers UK 2020

"Very experienced, clever and gets to the point promptly"

Legal 500 2020

"Excellent in conference with clients and on his feet in court"

Chambers UK 2019

"Extraordinarily adept and meticulous. He's got an intellectual approach which is really impressive"

Chambers UK 2018

"A very sound practitioner who is erudite, thoughtful and sensible"

Chambers UK 2018

"Very bright and comes up with sensible, prudent advice"

Chambers UK 2018

"A very good advocate"

Chambers UK 2018

"...technically brilliant, a catastrophic injury specialist"

Chambers UK 2017

"Incredibly charming"

Chambers UK 2017

"A very clever and smooth advocate"

Legal 500 2017

Practice Overview

Roger is an experienced advocate who is recommended by the legal directories in the fields of clinical negligence and personal injury. He is also well known for his expertise in litigation relating to animals and farming.

Described in Chambers UK as “fantastic and excellent on his feetand in Legal 500 as a formidable force, he has been praised by solicitors and peers alike for his technical expertise, communication skills and ability in negotiations, he is very approachable and very bright and provides excellent analysis of complex insurance and liability issues.

He has previously been shortlisted for the Chambers and Partners Personal Injury Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year award. He is also a Recorder on the Western Circuit.

Clinical Negligence

Roger is recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK, who note that he is highly rated … with a particular focus on catastrophic birth injury cases and that he is “excellent at presenting even the most complex cases in simple and easy to understand language and has a very reassuring manner with clients.

He has substantial experience of claims related to obstetrics and gynaecology (eg cord prolapse, chronic partial hypoxia; acute profound hypoxia Erb’s palsy); neonatology (eg treatment of hypoglycaemia, circulatory collapse); gastroenterology (eg failure to diagnose ulcerative colitis; incorrect diagnosis of invasive carcinoma); paediatrics; orthopaedics (eg ineffective arthoplasty); cardiology; plastic surgery; mental health (including the management of patients with suicide ideation); spinal injuries; MRSA; and general practice.

Equestrian and Farming-Related Litigation

Chambers UK confirm that Roger “is much sought after for claims involving accidents caused by animals and for handling farming matters generally”.  He has been instructed on behalf of a number of the country’s leading racehorse trainers and is frequently instructed in claims under the Animals Act for both Claimants and Defendants; insurance policy issues arising out of such claims; product liability issues relating to feeds and equipment; malicious prosecution claims against farmers, and farming matters generally.


Pursuing and defending litigation against insurers arising out of fires etc, often involving allegations of fraud arson, material non-disclosure and breach of warranty/condition. Policy interpretation and construction. Disputes concerning status of employees and resultant insurance implications. Property damage claims, flood cases; motor insurance and claims relating to the MIB.

Personal Injury

Roger is recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK where it is noted that he “brings a very calm, cool and forensic excellence to difficult and high-value cases. His practice includes all aspects of personal injury litigation, including claims arising from stress at work; bullying, harassment and assaults; industrial disease (WRULD, deafness, asthma, cancers); manual handling and other workplace accidents, including fatal accidents and sporting accidents; Animals Act cases; catastrophic injuries; spinal injuries; and cases involving allegations of chronic pain. He has appeared in a number of the leading cases relating to vicarious liability for intentional torts including Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets in the Supreme Court, and Mattis v Pollock in the Court of Appeal.