Harry Trusted

Call 1985

"His legal knowledge is second to none"

Chambers UK 2024


Harry is rightly regarded as one of the most highly respected juniors at the clinical negligence Bar. He is recognised as a first class practitioner in the professional guides and by colleagues across the field. His experience as an advocate equips him to deal with the complex issues of liability and causation that arise, and his extensive academic interest in quantum topics mean that he is ideal placed to draft effective schedules and counter schedules in substantial cases.

Recent work has included defending a trust sued by a child who was given an overdose of morphine causing alleged brain damage, representing a claimant whose substantial damages award for a negligently-caused stroke was approved by the High Court and advising the defendant health authority whose hospitals had caused a cauda equina injury with an unresolved dispute as to which hospital was at fault.

Harry is instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants.

In January 2023, the High Court approved a substantial brain injury claim for a woman of 21 who was injured as a small child and for whom Harry had acted for many years. In June 2022, Harry successfully settled the claim of a young man who suffered an amputated leg following a motorcycle accident. As well as appearing in road traffic cases, Harry also undertakes work arising from injuries at work and occupiers’ liability claims disclosed by the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.

Recent settlements have involved accidents caused by faulty scaffolding, factory explosions and a negligently maintained fence which caused a young man to fall and sustain a major head injury. The settlement was approved in the sum of £4million.

Significant Cases

Bird v Witizyn & Westcliffe [2020] HHJ Judge Davey KC, Bradford County Court

Harry appeared for one of the successful defendants in a claim brought by against a GP and a practice provider.  The claim was dismissed in its entirety as the Judge accepted Harry’s submissions on the fact and law.

Field v Medway Health Trust [2019] HHJ Simpkiss, Dartford County Court

Harry appeared for the successful defendant. The Judge accepted that the care provided by obstetricians was satisfactory and accepted Harry’s submission that the statistical chance of the result occurring was not so low as to indicate clinical negligence (thereby following the principles of law disclosed by Sienkiewicz v Grief [2011] 2 AC 229.

PXS v Kingston [2019] EWHC 487

Harry represented the claimant who was a child with cerebral palsy following allegedly negligent perinatal management.

AXO v Salisbury NHS Trust [2019] 1454

Harry represented a child with brain injury following administration of excessive paralytic drug.

Flanaghan v Plymouth NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 1898

Harry represented a woman who suffered quadriplegia following alleged mismanagement of spinal care.

Rupasinghe v West Herts [2016] EWHC 2848

Harry appeared for the claimant in a case which involved consideration of the recoverability of claimant’s losses of earnings following a career change necessitated by the death of her husband and the need to provide child care.

AS v East Kent [2016] EWHC Civ 1057

Represented the claimant in a liability trial involving allegations of negligent eye surgery.

Downing v Peterborough NHS Trust [2014] EWHC Civ 4626

Represented the claimant who suffered from reactive arthritis following surgery.

Tameside v Thompstone [2008] 2 AER 553

Harry was one of the legal team who appeared for claimants in the litigation dealing with the indexation of periodical payments which was a landmark Court of Appeal decision.

Farraj v King’s Health Care [2008] EWHC 2468

Led by Gerard McDermott QC before Burnett J.  Trial of liability arising from negligent failure to diagnose beta thalassaemia.  Harry then appeared alone in the Court of Appeal arguing the issue of non delegable duty reported at [2009] EWCA Civ 1203.

Privacy Policy

Harry Trusted Privacy Policy

My contact details:

ICO Reg No: Z7938452
Address: 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY
Email: clerks@2tg.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7822 1200

The type of personal information I collect

To enable me to provide you with legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and mediations, I currently collect and process the following personal information:

Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, date of birth and contact details), bank and financial details, your background and circumstance and education.

Other personal data relevant to, or included in instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question and data included in documents provided to me as part of instructions or otherwise.

Such information may include personal information relating to family members, associates, agents, employees, shareholders or beneficial owners. By providing such personal information to me, you automatically confirm that you are authorised to do so. It is not reasonably practicable for me to provide the information set out in this Privacy Notice to those individuals. Accordingly, where appropriate, you are responsible for providing this information to any such individuals.

Where necessary, I may also need to process Special Category data about you including

  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • personal data revealing political opinions;
  • personal data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • personal data revealing trade union membership;
  • genetic data;
  • biometric data (where used for identification purposes);
  • data concerning health;
  • data concerning a person’s sex life; and
  • data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.

How I get the personal information and why I have it

Most of the personal information that I process is provided to me directly by you or via the professional you have instructed such as a solicitor or consultant or other professional adviser who instructs me on your behalf to provide legal services.

I use the information that you have given me in order to

  • provide legal services to you, my client, including the provision of legal advice and
  • representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • promote and market my services
  • carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • train other barristers and pupils, and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals as required or permitted by law.

I may share this information with

  • other professional advisers such as other legal professionals and consultant experts and other witnesses
  • courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my Chambers
  • prosecution authorities
  • pupils and mini pupils
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other individuals nominated by Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • professional indemnity insurers or brokers
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • If you have engaged other professional advisers to instruct me on your behalf on the matters on which I am providing legal services to you, I shall assume that I may disclose your personal information to them unless you tell me otherwise.
  • I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.
  • I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where, acting in good faith, I consider it required and permitted by law.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis I rely on for processing this information is

  • The processing is necessary for a contract I have with you, or because you have asked me to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting me.
  • It may be necessary for me to share your personal data to comply with legal obligations to, for example, HMRC.

How I store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in Chambers or at my home. I use reasonable technical and organisational security measures such as password protection and encryption of computer generated data and keeping paper data secure to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

In this connection, Chambers, as data processor, acting on my behalf, will only process your personal data on my instructions and is subject to a duty of confidentiality.

The data will be held in line with any regulatory obligations and generally be kept for 6 years but may be 12 years, or longer where, for example, the case includes information relating to a minor, from the date of completion of instructions. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period.

All data will be securely deleted or securely shredded after this time without reference to you. I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited only to your name and contact details and the name of the case. It will not include any information that is “sensitive information” for GDPR purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask me to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that I transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, I have one month to respond to you. Please contact me at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or clerks@2tg.co.uk if you wish to make a request.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA. If I do transfer your personal data I will use safeguards to ensure the data is fully protected as required by the UK Data Protection Regulations.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

From time to time, I may need to make chances to my privacy policy. If so, the changes will appear on my entry on the 2TG website.


As above, I may share your personal data with Chambers who may in turn use that data to notify you by email, or post about an invitation to seminars and similar events. You may opt out of receiving any such marketing communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in any emails. In relation to how Chambers uses such data, please see Chambers’ privacy policy. Other than sharing personal data with Chambers as described above, I will not share your information with any other third party for marketing purposes.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me or to my Senior Clerk, Lee Tyler at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or clerks@2tg.co.uk. You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk

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"Technically formidable on all aspects of quantum."

Legal 500 2024

"His advocacy is superb."

Chambers UK 2023

"Harry has a total command of quantum law."

Legal 500 2023

"Very impressive on quantum and has an encyclopaedic knowledge."

Chambers UK 2022

"One of the most highly respected senior juniors at the clinical negligence bar."

Legal 500 2022

"Great to work with – very talented, highly intelligent and always reassuring to have on large and complex cases."

Chambers UK 2021

  • Eton College (Oppidan Scholar)
  • Trinity Hall (Exhibitioner and Cooper Scholarship)
  • Inner Temple (Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship)

  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  • Inns of Court Schools of Law

  • Conversational French, Spanish and Italian

  • PNBA (Committee Member since 2020)
  • PIBA

  • An editor of Facts and Figures from 1996 to the present
  • Secretary of the Ogden Working Party
  • Contributions to numerous professional journals and lecturing at learning events on a wide range of topics

Chambers UK 2024

Clinical Negligence
“He’s completely across all of the quantum complexities on any case.”
“He makes excellent decisions. He’s very good at explaining things in clear and simple terms so the clients understand.”
“His legal knowledge is second to none and he is able to cut through things very quickly.”

Personal Injury
“Harry is very pragmatic and sensible. He’s very thoughtful about the issues in a case.”
“He has a great eye for detail and can help clients understand where the issues are.”
“Harry Trusted takes a positive stance from initial instructions and engages with both the instructing solicitor and the client in clear, understandable terms.”

Legal 500 2024

Clinical Negligence
“Technically formidable on all aspects of quantum, with unrivalled litigation experience and backed by good judgement and a calm confidence as an advocate and negotiator.”

Personal Injury
“Harry is a very clear-sighted barrister. He has sound judgement and a pragmatic approach to problems cutting through complex facts or difficult law.”

Chambers UK 2023

Clinical Negligence
“Very thorough, responsive and reliable.”
“He presents clients’ arguments in a very measured and balanced way.”
“Advocacy is superb.”

Personal Injury
“Harry’s encyclopaedic knowledge of all things PI makes him a very calm and reassuring presence for claimants.”
“His drafting is very good and is characterised by real clarity of expression.”

Legal 500 2023

Clinical negligence
“Intellectually very powerful analysis combined with great values and excellence with clients.  Harry’s analysis is always top rate.”

Personal injury
“Harry has a total command of quantum law.”

Chambers UK 2022

Clinical Negligence
“He has tremendous judgment and a great eye for a case. He’ll fight what needs to be fought and will advise where things can’t be pursued.”
“He is very thorough and on the ball when it comes to the latest developments in quantum. He’s good at analysing and quantifying cases.”

Personal Injury
“He is very impressive on quantum and has an encyclopaedic knowledge. He cuts though technical points and has a firm grasp of the case.”
“A super experienced junior who is absolutely clear in driving towards the best outcome for his clients.  He brings a sensible eye to his cases.”

Legal 500 2022

Clinical negligence
“One of the most highly respected senior juniors at the clinical negligence bar.”

Personal injury
“He has a keen eye for detail without losing sight of the bigger picture.”

Chambers UK 2021

Clinical Negligence
“He’s great to work with – very talented, highly intelligent and always reassuring to have on large and complex cases. He’s fearless and really fights for his clients. He’s excellent on quantum and has great client skills.”

Personal Injury
“A persuasive and powerful advocate.  He’s always well prepared.”

Legal 500 2021

Clinical negligence
Shows excellent judgement and is willing to take on risky cases and get results.”

Personal Injury
Gives clients huge confidence through thorough preparation and depth of knowledge.”

Chambers UK 2020

Clinical Negligence
“An insightful and very approachable barrister – he has a commanding presence which is very reassuring for clients.”
“He’s a pleasure to work with, is very proactive and responds promptly when advice is required.”

Personal Injury
“He’s professional, robust and extremely intelligent. He’s also very articulate and able to explain things in a very simple way.”
“He inspires confidence in meetings and is fantastic at negotiating deals for clients.”
“He’s able to analyse situations very well and he’s very commercially minded. He’s brilliant when it comes to high value complicated cases.”

Legal 500 2020

Clinical negligence
Intellectually powerful, he always gets right to the key points in the case.”

Personal injury
“Always gets right to the key points in the case.”

Chambers UK 2019

Clinical Negligence
“Very experienced and very able. He takes an excellent methodical and calm approach to sensitive cases.”

Personal Injury
“He is able to very quickly break down offers, analyse them and come back with proposals.  Invaluable in settlement negotiations.”

Chambers UK 2018

Clinical Negligence
“Highly intelligent”
“Enormously helpful, approachable and extremely good with clients”

Personal Injury
“He is first rate with advising on damages and preparing schedules of loss”

Chambers UK 2017

Clinical Negligence
“An insightful and very approachable barrister who has a commanding presence.”

Personal Injury
“He’s very efficient, very disciplined and has a real sense of urgency – gets on with things promptly and efficiently.”

Legal 500 2017

Clinical Negligence
Excellent at identifying issues and giving clear advice and guidance.”

Personal Injury
Very careful in his preparation of cases. He really thinks about strategy.”

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