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About Harriet Hanks (née Perry)

Harriet is a counsel in our London disputes practice.

Harriet handles complex, high profile commercial disputes and product liability and healthcare-related contentious and regulatory matters, often with a cross border element. Harriet also focusses on non-contentious risk management and advisory work, including regulatory advice and investigations. Harriet has extensive experience in UK High Court litigation as well as in coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Harriet speaks French and English.

Recent work

  • Advising a global healthcare company on cross border product liability and negligence claims
  • Advising a large pharmaceutical company on a series of complex contractual disputes following a merger
  • Advising a global life sciences company on major product liability and negligence healthcare cost recovery and class action claims
  • Advising on a complex High Court dispute for a state-owned bank
  • Advising on regulatory investigations in the consumer, retail and energy sectors for a number of listed clients
  • Arbitration in the energy sector relating to electricity / gas offtake contracts
  • Harriet has also completed a secondment to a global healthcare company



  • University of Oxford (Law) First Class
  • BPP Law School, London (LPC) Distinction
  • Nottingham Trent University (LLM in Environmental, Product Liability and International Law) Distinction

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