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Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 9241
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0090
DX:
406 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk

John Meredith-Hardy

Tel:
Work 020 7583 9241
Email:
Web:
www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk/barrister/john-meredith-hardy/
Farrar's Building (Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC)

Position

Areas of work undertaken for claimants and defendants include professional negligence, personal injury, commercial disputes and general common law. Professional negligence: actions against solicitors for breach of duty in the conduct of personal injury, clinical negligence, matrimonial finance and commercial disputes; actions against architects, surveyors, accountants and IFAs for failing to discharge their duties towards their client.

Personal injury: accidents at work including factories, oil rigs, workshops, shops and offices; occupational disease including asbestos-related conditions; road traffic accidents involving heavy goods vehicles, cars and motorbikes; employment and holiday accidents abroad whilst on-land and on-ship; brain injury, cerebral palsy and spinal injuries of the utmost severity; complex injuries resulting in lifetime care and therapy, adaptive housing and ancillary services (Girdlestone v Levings, QBD 28.6.04, RTA resulting in paralysis and lifetime dependency; CICA claims of the utmost severity (Howell v CICA, 2001, one the larger claims paid by the CICA to a victim of child abuse resulting in brain injury).

Commercial: sale of goods including a special interest in engines and mechanical devices; building disputes involving the construction of domestic housing and commercial property; property disputes involving shops, auctions, clubs, hotels and farms; professional football disputes including football agents, football clubs and FA arbitrations; sale of services including waste disposal, work wear, clothing and estate agency; other contractual disputes involving a wide range of subject matter; conflict of law and jurisdictional issues; fraud in the civil context.

Other: a wide range of experience of other areas including the recovery of the proceeds of crime in the civil courts (ARA v Jackson [2007] EWHC 2553; [2007] All ER (D) 149 (Nov)); employment disputes including discrimination under the DDA and the SDA; actions against trade unions for failing to represent their members properly; property and related disputes (Richard Uglow v Peter Uglow and Ors [2004] EWCA Civ 987), proprietary estoppel dispute over a farm and related buildings); boundary disputes; judicial review (R on application of the CPS v Winchester Crown Court [2003] EWHC 2838 (Admin), judicial review of a decision of the Crown Court; R v Legal Aid Board, Ex Parte Parsons [1999] 3 ALLER 348, judicial review of the LAB – duties of disclosure owed by a legally assisted party).

Career

Called 1989.

Member

Professional Negligence Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; Western Circuit.

Education

St Andrews University (1987 MA Hons History and International Relations); Central London (1988 Diploma in Law).

Leisure

Motor cycling, sailing, mountaineering and ski touring, paragliding and other adventure sports.


London Bar

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury - Leading Juniors

John Meredith-Hardy - Farrar's Building ‘ He is a great draftsman and will not be brow beaten by opponent. ’

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