Harriet Holmes > Chambers of Brian Green QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Brian Green QC
Wilberforce Chambers


Harriet is a specialist property litigator, who also advises on related professional indemnity matters. Her practice encompasses the whole of property litigation, with an increasing emphasis on high value commercial property and development work.

Harriet has appeared in the High Court, County Court, and Court of Appeal, as well as the Upper and First-tier Tribunals, sometimes on her own account, and sometimes as part of a team.  She is also often asked to speak on matters relating to her practice, and has given talks or run workshops for the Property Litigation Association and numerous firms of solicitors.


Called 2011


Chancery Bar Association, and sits on the Association’s Publications Sub-committee, Property Bar Association, Pyramus & Thisbe Club, Women in Property.


LLB(Hons), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; LLM (Public law and human rights), University
College London BPTC, City Law School.


Outside Chambers, Harriet enjoys playing and listening to music, and improving her french. She is also keen on running and road cycling; particularly on the continent.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Harriet HolmesWilberforce ChambersExceptional drafting skills. Very good with clients, friendly, approachable.

Wilberforce Chambers combines notable senior expertise with a strong team of junior barristers, with a strong offering across the full range of property matters, most notably commercial landlord and tenant work, development disputes, mortgages, title disputes, and rural economy issues. Joanne Wicks QC and Emer Murphy appeared in the Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd case before the Supreme Court, a case relating to landlord-tenant permissions for covenant breaches. Martin Hutchings QC and James McCreath were involved in Devine v Housing Solutions Ltd, a legally significant restrictive covenants case concerning whether a developer who had knowingly constructed houses in breach of restrictive covenant could rely on the public interest in those houses being occupied to justify modifying the covenant. Jonathan Seitler QC is heavily involved in telecoms cases, particularly the burgeoning area of litigation relating to the new code, and appeared before the Court of Appeal in Cornerstone PLC v Ashloch, AP Wireless, which will determine what rights telecoms operators have under the new telecoms code during the term of a telecoms lease.  Mark Wonnacott QC and Harriet Holmes were involved in The trustees of the Williams-Wynn 1987 Settlement v Natural Resources Body for Wales, a landmark mines and minerals case.

London Bar > Agriculture

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Harriet HolmesWilberforce Chambers