Experience

Harry is building a busy practice across all of Chambers’ core areas, with a particular focus on personal injury, credit hire, public law and inquiries.

Harry is regularly instructed in Fast Track trials, CCMCs, applications, small claims and stage 3 hearings in personal injury and credit hire matters, including cases involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty. He also maintains a written practice.

Awards

  • Foundation Scholarship, Clare College, 2014
  • Thirkill Award, Clare College, 2015
  • Exhibition Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2017
  • Exhibition Award, Inner Temple, 2018

Education

  • BA (Hons) Politics, Psychology & Sociology, Clare College, University of Cambridge (First Class, Second Year; Declared Deserving of Honours, Third Year)
  • MPhil Political Thought & Intellectual History, Clare College, University of Cambridge
  • GDL, City University (Commendation)
  • BPTC, City University (Outstanding)

Professional Memberships

  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

TGC Welcomes New Tenants

7th October 2020

Temple Garden Chambers is delighted to announce that Mary-Teresa Deignan has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Mary-Teresa specialises in professional discipline and health and safety with a particular focus on the healthcare sector.

TGC is also delighted to announce that Paul Erdunast and Harry Peto  have accepted invitations to join chambers after successfully completing pupillage.


Privacy Notice

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to represent you. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.

DATA CONTROLLER

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, London, EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is ZA730552.

DATA COLLECTION

All of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by us in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.

OUR LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • The legitimate interests of myself, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

Examples of Legitimate Interests Include:

  • Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
  • The internal administration of my business (for example, the receipt of personal information by my clerks in order to manage my diary);
  • Keeping records of the services I provide (for example, in order to provide information to you, your legal team, a professional body, my professional indemnity insurer, or the ICO, in the event of a problem with the services I provide)
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing to prevent fraud and reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.

My Lawful Bases Are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • The legitimate interests of myself, of my business as a barrister, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

I USE YOUR INFORMATION TO:

  • Provide legal advice and representation;
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils;
  • Investigate and address your concerns;
  • Respond to any legitimate requests from my regulatory body (the Bar Standards Board);
  • Communicate with you about news, updates and events;
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law;

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

  • Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address;
  • Payment or bank details;
  • Employment records;
  • Social services involvement
  • Date of birth;
  • Location details;
  • Device IP address;
  • Racial or ethnic origin;
  • Political opinions
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • Trade Union membership;
  • Data concerning sex life and sexual orientation
  • Genetic or biometric data;
  • Data concerning legal claims made, for example asylum;
  • Financial information; and
  • Medical Records.

I MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH:

  • Instructing solicitors;
  • Pupils or mini pupils, under my training;
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case;
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services;
  • My regulator, legal advisors , professional indemnity insurer or the ICO, in the event of a dispute or other legal matter;
  • Judges and court staff;
  • Witnesses and expert witnesses;
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet my legal obligations; and
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing.

Pupil barristers and mini pupils are made aware that they are under a strict duty of confidentiality in relation to any information they come across in the course of their training. I will always do my utmost to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information and will share with the pupil or mini pupil only the minimum amount of information necessary to provide training. I will always ask them to permanently delete any such information I provide them after the case has finished. Please inform me by email or post if you would prefer your case not to be used by me for training purposes and I will not use it in that way.

TRANSFERS TO THIRD COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.

YOUR RIGHTS

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at my registered address (above).

MARKETING OPT-OUTS

You may opt out of receiving emails and other messages from my Chambers by following the instructions in those messages.

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  • Analyse site visits and trends.

I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will publish the updated Notice on my website profile.