Mr Jack Harding > Deka Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Deka Chambers
3-5 Norwich Street
London
EC4A 1DR
England

Position

Jack Harding is a popular and highly experienced practitioner who specialises in complex personal injury claims.

His practice encompasses the whole range of chambers personal injury work, but with a particular focus on two sub-specialties: public sector and human rights, and travel and cross border claims. He acts for claimants and Defendants in substantial six and seven figure claims, including traumatic brain injury and spinal injury.

In his public law practice, Jack is regularly instructed on behalf of authorities such as local councils, NHS Trusts and the police and emergency services against a range of tortious and statutory claims, and has been involved in high profile decisions in the field of Vicarious Liability, Sexual abuse, Occupiers’ Liability and Occupational Stress.

Jack is regarded as a leading junior in the field of cross-border personal injury claims. He is a co-author of Saggerson on Travel Law Litigation, now in its 7th Edition, one of the leading practitioner texts in this area, having recently been cited by the Advocate-General in the Court of Justice of the European Union.

His broad practice spans all areas of travel and private international law, acting for and against tour operators, airlines, airports, foreign hoteliers and foreign insurers. He has a particular expertise in aviation-related claims and is involved in a number of ongoing claims arising out of aircraft incidents in Barbados and Venezuela.  He advises, regularly, on the application of the Montreal Convention and EC Regulation 261/2004 as well as aviation related discrimination cases.

Jack’s expertise has been in particularly high demand given the implications of Brexit in terms of jurisdictional issues. He is regularly asked to advise on this issue. Jack has also been heavily involved in advising travel agents and other companies in relation to their liability for cancellations arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Career

Appointments

  • Deputy District Judge on the South-Eastern Circuit

Education

  • MA Law (First Class), Selwyn College, Cambridge University
  • BVC – Nottingham Law School

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Jack HardingDeka ChambersTop of his game. Excellent response times, great bedside manner with clients and real depth and breadth of legal knowledge and practical experience’.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Jack HardingDeka Chambers ‘Jack is very thorough and approachable.’