Harry Dickens was Called to the Bar in 2021 and joined Iscoed Chambers as a tenant in October 2023. Harry received a named Scholarship from Gray’s Inn and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law, Bar Training Course (Very Competent) and his Masters in Law (Distinction) at Cardiff Law School. He was raised in Pembrokeshire and went to school at Ysgol Dyffryn Taf in Whitland, Carmarthenshire. He studied History at the University of Exeter.
Harry completed a mixed practice pupillage under the supervision of George Pollitt, Catherine Collins and Ben Blakemore. Prior to this he worked for a national housing charity as a caseworker where advised, held clinics and represented clients in the County Court in matters relating to Landlord & Tenant, Housing and Homelessness law. Whilst at university, Harry volunteered in Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre attending court with and providing paperwork support to litigants in person in Civil and private Children Law matters.
Harry assists and mentors with the Legal Wales/Lord Edmund-Davies Legal Education Trust work experience scheme which encourages Welsh sixth formers to pursue a career in law. He is also actively involved with the Bar’s Pro Bono charity, Advocate.
During his pupillage, Harry has been commended for his “kind and courteous” attitude and he has received particular praise for his advisory work.
Harry accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice but principally undertakes instructions in Criminal and Civil matters.
Harry has been instructed in a wide range of Civil matters as a pupil. He has developed a busy paperwork practice and is regularly instructed to draft pleadings and advise on claims arising under the Equality Act 2010. He appears in the County Court in personal injury and credit hire claims arising from road traffic accidents. He has a keen interest in Landlord and Tenant law, particularly disputes involving the application of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.
As a pupil Harry has also been instructed to draft grounds in Judicial Review applications as well as pleadings in claims for damages under the Human Rights Act 1998.
Harry is prepared to accept suitable cases subject to conditional fee arrangements.
Harry appears in the Crown Court for both the Prosecution and Defence in Appeals from the Magistrates Court, in Sentencing hearings, and for the National Probation Service. He is regularly instructed to appear in the Magistrates’ Court in order to prosecute and defend cases and has prosecuted trials in the Youth Court. Harry is a CPS Grade 1 prosecutor and is currently applying to Grade 2.
Harry is keen to develop his Family practice and has a particular interest in Private and Public Children Law.
Harry also aims to further develop his Employment practice. He has witnessed disputes over TUPE transfers, Holiday Pay, and Breaches of Contract under the supervision of George Pollitt. He has so far been instructed by Claimants and Respondents to draft pleadings and provide representation in cases involving Unfair Dismissal; Constructive Dismissal and Discrimination.
2021 – Gray’s Inn
University of Exeter – BA (Hons) History
Cardiff University – Graduate Diploma in Law; LLM Bar Training Course
The Jean Southworth Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
Goldstone Family Bursary Essay Prize 2018 (Lord Edmund-Davies Legal Education Trust)