Areas of Expertise
Justin heads up the firm’s Defendant Road Traffic Accident team representing UK national insurers dealing with claims of the utmost significance often involving life-changing injuries. Justin also has wide experience of representing public authorities and insurers at inquests.
Justin is the Client Relationship Partner for a number of local authorities and specialises in dealing with complex cases including occupational stress, bullying, harassment and assault cases. Justin has experience of advising public sector clients on complex issues such as leisure trusts, sports stadia, pension fund agreements and urban regeneration projects and is familiar with the requirements of public sector bodies in such areas.
Justin deals with client companies, both commercial and charitable, on matters including governance, commercial contracts and corporate finance. Justin is also experienced in dispute resolution, particularly in relation to high value disputes in the sports, construction and engineering sectors.
In 2014, Justin was appointed to the Wales Advisory Board of Business in the Community Cymru. Justin is the editor of the firm’s client insurance bulletins produced monthly.
"The firm's deeply entrenched ties with Welsh local authorities sees it handle a significant volume of work within the public sector, where the 'quiet, calm, efficient and wily tactician' Justin Harris has a tremendous reputation across occupational stress, bullying, harassment and assault cases. Harris also heads up the firm's defendant road traffic practice and in this context handles work for numerous private sector entities including Tesco Insurance Company, which he recently acted for in a high-value and complex RTA case where the claimant suffered significant physical and psychological injuries."
Legal 500, 2019
"Justin Harris regularly represents local authorities and insurers on high-value and complex personal injury claims including RTA, harassment, occupational stress and assault cases. Interviewees laud him as "a seriously class act," adding that he is "extremely well organised and very efficient."
Chambers & Partners, 2019
Ageas Insurance Ltd v Lee Stoodley & Advantage Insurance Co Ltd  - County Court, Lawtel 06.04.18: insurers avoiding policy for misrepresentation and obtaining a declaration
Rhiannon Pace v The City and County of Swansea  – County Court, Lawtel 04.10.07: extent of statutory duty of highway authority to remove ice from the carriageway
Lawrence v Pembrokeshire County Council  – EWCA Civ 446 – Court of Appeal: whether duty of care is owed to parent by social worker involved in child protection issues