Harrison Barber


Trainee Solicitor

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Experience

Harrison joined Birketts in September 2019 as a Trainee Solicitor.

Harrison is in his fourth seat in our Commercial Litigation Team and is based in our Chelmsford office.

His first seat was with the Commercial Property Team in our Chelmsford office. In his first seat he gained experience assisting with a variety of matters including commercial lease transactions and property aspects of corporate deals. In his second seat he moved to our Corporate Team in Ipswich, where he assisted on several banking and merger and acquisition matters. Harrison spent his third seat in the Commercial Litigation Team, where he gained experience in a wide variety of disputes from breach of contract claims to professional negligence and other breaches in tort. He also gained a detailed understanding of alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation. He spent three months in the Employment Team assisting on Employment Tribunal matters before returning to the Commercial Litigation Team for the final three months of his training contract. 

Prior to joining Birketts Harrison graduated from the University of Nottingham with a First Class degree in Politics. After university Harrison completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with a Commendation at BPP University. Harrison went on to achieve a Distinction in the Masters of Laws Legal Practice, where he completed electives in Advanced Commercial Property, Employment Law and Debt Finance.

Other Information

Whilst at University, Harrison was a participant in regular debates organised by societies regarding topical political issues and, as a former politics student, he has a keen interest in current affairs. 

In his free time Harrison enjoys socialising with friends and family and keeping up to date on international cricket and rugby.