Harriet Hartshorn

Call 2016


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Harriet is regularly instructed on a variety of commercial cases involving contractual disputes, debt recovery, insolvency (corporate and personal), tort, trusts and equitable relief.

Across these areas, Harriet’s recent work has included:

  • a wealth of fast-track trial work involving matters such as consumer credit disputes, misrepresentation, workmanship in relation to residential building works and disputed oral loan agreements;
  • a variety of interim applications and case management hearings in both fast-track and multi-track matters, including applications for strike out/summary judgment, applications for security for costs, specific disclosure and pre-action disclosure applications; and
  • applications in the Chancery Applications list.

Harriet frequently advises and represents clients in matters relating to consumer law. She has particular experience of defending claims under s.140A to 140C of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and regularly acts in claims brought against lenders under s.75 of the CCA. Harriet is routinely instructed by major UK lenders to attend case management hearings, interim applications, and trials.

Harriet was instructed on behalf of business affected by the Fundao Dam collapse in the $5 billion group litigation against BHP Group Plc.

Harriet adopts a proactive and pragmatic approach. Further, as a member of the insolvency and property teams, Harriet brings a broad perspective to commercial disputes.