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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Harriet Holmes is commended by clients and peers for her wide practice that spans the full gamut of high-value property litigation and development work.


Harriet Holmes is a leading property litigator, who practises out of Wilberforce Chambers, a leading real estate and chancery commercial chambers in London.

Harriet has been recommended as a leading junior by the legal directories since she was three years into her practice.  She has been repeatedly noted for being a formidable advocate who brings with her both technical ability and commercial astuteness.

In its 2021 edition, Legal 500 describes her as a “force to be reckoned with in the courtroom”.  Chambers and Partners says she is “an excellent junior … both technically and in terms of interpersonal skills” and “with a meticulous eye for detail”.

Her practice encompasses all aspects of property disputes, ranging from landlord and tenant and real property, and property-related professional negligence.  She is particularly known for enjoying and having expertise in the more niche areas of land law, such as mines, minerals and manorial rights, and complex commercial property disputes.  She is an expert in the property aspects of telecommunications law and is regularly instructed by household name mobile phone operators and infrastructure providers.

Recent work includes acting as junior counsel for the successful defendant in the most complex mines and minerals case to hit the courts for many years, Wynne-Finch & Ors v. Natural Resources Body for Wales [2020] EWHC 1924 (Ch), and for the successful respondent in the overage case of Gaia Ventures Ltd v. Abbeygate Helical (Leisure Plaza) Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 823.

Harriet is contributor to Hill & Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant and she sits on the committee for the Property Bar Association.

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