Luke is the lead partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team which Chambers 2017 call “esteemed”. Chambers 2019 report clients describing him as a “very commercial litigator with a real eye for detail” and being “especially adept at insolvency-related commercial disputes.” He is a Solicitor Advocate having gained his Higher Rights of Audience. He is also Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Association.
His practice comprises a of broad spectrum of commercial disputes but he has particular expertise in contentious insolvency, banking and financial services, boardroom disputes, professional negligence claims and disputes concerning technology and software.
He regularly handles high value heavyweight litigation in specialist divisions of the high court often being instructed to act against or alongside major UK or international firms in multi-party litigation.
Luke has been shortlisted for the St Albans Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year 2017 and a winner of the M&A Adviser, Emerging Leader Awards 2017.
He volunteered as a Dragon between 2010 and 2013 in the Dragons Apprentice Challenge mentoring the winning team in 2010. He also advises the challenge pro bono.
He is fluent in French and German. He has links with lawyers and other professionals in Mauritius, regularly visits the island and has spoken at events concerning the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre.
Luke is a member of the:
- Commercial Litigation Association (executive committee)
- Law Society Civil Litigation Section
- Insolvency Lawyers Association
- London Fraud Forum.
Luke Harrison's news
Our next FIRE event will be taking place on Thursday 13 June in the The Prince’s room at BMA House, London from 6pm-9pm. FIRE is a series of networking, knowledge…
The Court of Appeal has recently clarified the position on (a) whether section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 can apply to dividends, and (b) the circumstances in which the…
Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors in association with Sparkle Capital Ltd, Sybaris Legal & IP and Acasta Europe Limited have today launched a product to fund claims brought in the Intellectual Property…
Our first FIRE event of 2019 will be taking place on Wednesday 6 February at The Crypt – Bleeding Heart, London from 6pm-9pm. Apart from the usual networking, we will hear…
On 20 September, partner, Luke Harrison, who also chairs the Commercial Litigation Association, will be appearing on the Brexit panel at the CDR Autumn Litigation Symposium. The panel will debate…
Legal 500 2017
A savvy and experienced litigator that you want on your side in a fight.
Chambers and Partners 2017
Luke is ‘a very sharp and focused guy and somebody who thinks creatively about cases.’
Legal 500 2017
A high quality and experienced commercial litigator. He is also highly regarded for being able to take a robust approach to litigation.
Chambers and Partners 2016
Luke Harrison is commended for his very sound, straightforward advice and has particular expertise in the recruitment and staffing sector.
Legal 500 2016
At Debenhams Ottaway, practice head Luke Harrison is ‘a high-quality and experienced commercial litigator.’
Chambers and Partners 2015
Luke Harrison is very collaborative and an entrepreneurial sort of solicitor. Others in the market comment: He has a certain finesse and makes clients feel relaxed and that the work is being done for them.