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Harriet Jerram’s key practice areas are clinical negligence and personal injury. She also represents clients at inquests, public inquiries and before disciplinary bodies.
At Inquests she represents families, healthcare Trusts and insurers. She has particular experience of inquests concerning deaths during psychiatric and other hospital treatment.
Harriet has extensive experience of public inquiry work. In the Shipman Inquiry, she was part of the team representing the families of Harold Shipman’s victims. She appeared in the Richard Neale Inquiry for all of the patients treated by him.
Most recently she has been co-Counsel at the Jersey Care Inquiry. The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry was set up to investigate the abuse of children in Jersey’s care system from 1945-2014. It began hearing evidence in July 2014 and is the first Public Inquiry to be held in Jersey.
Harriet undertakes a full range of clinical negligence work for both Claimants and Defendants. She acts as a junior in high-value brain and spinal injury cases, but also represents clients in a range of lower value cases. Her experience encompasses the areas of obstetrics, surgery (including plastic surgery), oncology, accident and emergency medicine and issues surrounding consent.
Harriet has represented doctors at the GMC and FHSAA, but also advises Trusts on a range of matters, including capacity to consent to treatment, PII applications and human rights issues.
Harriet’s personal injury practice includes employer’s liability, road traffic accidents, and Animals Act claims. She has particular experience in equine cases.
- Spanish (intermediate)
Harriet Jerram is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.
Areas of Law
- Clinical Negligence
- Court of Protection
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Personal Injury
- Child & Adult Abuse
- International Injury & Travel
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law
- Mental Health
“She is extremely thorough and is a reassuring presence on any case.” Legal 500 2019
“Extremely thorough and reliable.” Inquests & Inquiries, Legal 500 2017
“She is excellent with clients, approachable and sympathetic.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017
“Thorough, effective and realistic as to what can be achieved.” Legal 500 2016
“She is fantastic with clients – her sympathetic demeanour means they feel she’s completely on their side. She takes great interest and pride in the outcome of a case. You know she’s got your back and it’s very reassuring to have her involved.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2015
“She has excellent technical ability and a very practical approach, focusing on what the client wants to achieve.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2015
“She is able to think outside the box in order to achieve the best result for clients.” Inquests & Inquiries, Legal 500 2015
“She is exceptionally good with clients, and very comprehensive in her preparation.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2014
“She is not afraid of a challenge, and will take educated risks.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2014
“Quick to identify the key issues and make them comprehensible to her clients.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2013