Jack Harding

Call: 2004
Senior (10+ yrs call)

According to the directories, Jack is "Supremely intelligent and practically very sound", "has an incredible ability to view a case from all angles and often pre-empts issues before they even arise" and that he "turns things around very quickly, gets to the nub of the issue and gives strong advice".
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Regarded as a leading junior in the field of cross-border personal injury claims, aviation matters and package holiday work, Jack is regularly asked to advise tour operators, airports, airlines and other companies on a range of issues relating to international travel.

Jack is also increasingly developing a practice in defending public authorities (such as local authorities, NHS Trusts and the police and emergency services) against a range of tortious and statutory claims, and has been involved in high profile decisions in the field of Occupiers’ Liability (Edwards v London Borough of Sutton) and Occupational Stress (Bailey v Devon Partnership NHS Trust).

Jack is a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern circuit.
Recent cases

  • Edwards v London Borough of Sutton (2017) - Leading Court of Appeal decision on the decision of an Occupier of Land in respect of the duty to warn of risks

  • Bailey v Devon NHS Partnership Trust (2014) Leading high court decision on the liability for occupational stress and risk assessment

Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 2022

Travel Law - Leading Juniors - Tier 1 - ‘Top draw in his specialist area of travel law. ’

He is very forensic in his dealings on cases and quickly gets to grips with complicated issues in cross-jurisdictional cases.

Consumer - Leading Juniors - Tier 3 - ‘Recommended for travel law cases.'


Chambers & Partners 2022

Travel: International Personal Injury (Juniors) - Band 1

Jack Harding has a wide-ranging practice covering private international law, aviation accidents and package travel. He is also well versed in aviation-related discrimination cases. He represents claimants and defendant tour operators, airlines, hotels and insurers in cases arising from aircraft incidents and outbreaks of illness, including large group actions.

"He is really technical, detailed and excellent at unpicking a tricky case." "He has fantastic travel law knowledge and is great with clients." "A very experienced junior who gives pragmatic and sensible advice."

Who's Who Legal: UK Bar 2022

Jack is recommended in Aviation & Travel - Juniors.

"Jack Harding is highly esteemed as a go-to for airports, airlines and travel companies in complex disputes."


Best Lawyers UK 2023

Jack Harding is recognised in Best Lawyers UK 2023 for excellence in Personal Injury and Travel Law.

Middle Temple Harmsworth Entrance Exhibitioner

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

  • Action Against Medical Accidents

  • Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association (TATLA)


  • BA – Cambridge University (1st class)

  • MA Cambridge; BVC Nottingham Law School


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