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Roger Harris specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and litigation relating to animals and farming. Recent notable cases include Dennis v Voute [2022] EWHC, Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC [2016] UKSC 11 (a Supreme Court decision relating to vicarious liability for an assault); Lear v Hickstead Ltd [2016] EWHC 528 (catastrophic injury arising out of the collapse of a horse box ramp) and Spencer v Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1058 (whether the Montgomery test applies to post-operative warnings). He was shortlisted for the 2015 Chambers and Partners ‘Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year’.


BA History and Politics, Exeter University. Called to the Bar in 1996.


Personal Injury Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Western circuit.


Eton College; Exeter University (1994 BA); City University (1995 Dip Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1996 BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

2 Temple Gardens is recognised for its expertise in jurisdiction in cross-border personal injury claims arising from accidents abroad, especially involving serious injuries or death. It also stands out for its expertise in international law. The team has been involved in leading cases recently. Charles Dougherty KC and Benjamin Phelps  work includes appearing in the Supreme Court in Roberts v SSAFA, MoD and Viersen for a German hospital in a claim brought on behalf of a child of a British soldier stationed in Germany who born with cerebral palsy as an alleged result of clinical negligence, with issues including the difference between the British and German limitation periods. Roger Harris  is acting for the German Hospital in relation to the clinical negligence side of the case. Marie Louise Kinsler KC, Howard Palmer KC, Alistair Mackenzie  and Phelps’ work includes appearing in the Supreme Court in Brownlie v FS Cairo, a case concerning the mechanics of cross-border personal injury claims such as if evidence on foreign law is required.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Roger Harris2 Temple GardensRoger is extremely able and he quickly identifies the salient issues in a case.’

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Roger Harris2 Temple Gardens ‘Roger has a good eye for detail, and is a persuasive advocate. Combined with his tactical nous this makes for an excellent barrister.’