Harrie Austin-Jones

Harrie joined Chambers as a probationary tenant in March 2024 and was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in October 2022.

Crime
Harrie is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in the magistrates’ and crown courts. Harrie has gained experience in a wide range of offences from drugs and violence through to road traffic matters. He has had repeated success in specialist driving cases where he is adept at representing clients in special reasons or exceptional hardship arguments.
Harrie was instructed as part of the wider defence team in relation to the G4S case. Instructed by Hickman and Rose, the team represented a senior G4S executive accused of defrauding the Ministry of Justice. All three executives were acquitted in 2023 after the Serious Fraud Office offered no evidence against them.
Harrie is a registered youth court advocate and has completed vulnerable witness training.


Regulatory and Disciplinary
Harrie is instructed in a variety of regulatory matters from substantive hearings through to reviews. He is a registered advocate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
For Members of Chambers, Harrie has worked on matters which have gone before the General Dental Council and the General Medical Council. This has included working with high profile individuals and understanding the requirements of client care in the regulatory context.


As part of his pupillage Harrie worked on Financial Conduct Authority proceedings and is developing his practice in this area.

Other Experience

Harrie undertakes outreach on behalf of Chambers and other organisations aimed at widening participation at the Bar. During his pupillage he has also been instructed pro-bono as part of his continual community engagement.
Prior to the Bar, Harrie ran a construction company for seven years involved in civil engineering and contracting. He was successful in forming lasting relationships with commercial clients including government and large multinationals. Harrie is well versed in both the operational and management aspects of small-to-medium firms.
Harrie completed a successful academic career. During this time, he volunteered for several charities as a legal advisor and researcher. Research included producing an opinion for appeal on a murder conviction and advising on the process for victims of domestic violence in the family courts.

Appointments

• CPS External Advocates Panel – Grade 1
• Nursing and Midwifery Council – Authorised Case Presenter
• Youth Court – registered advocate; YJLC trained 
• Vulnerable Witness Trained

Education

• Inns of Court College of Advocacy (BTC) (2021-2022)
• Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), University of Oxford (2020-2021)
• Law (LLB Hons), The Open University (2017-2020)
• Politics with Economics (BA Hons), Loughborough University (2009-2012)

Scholarships and Awards

• The Mould Senior Scholarship - Gray’s Inn
• Ann Goddard Scholarship - Gray’s Inn
• Shakespeare Memorial Scholarship – Gray’s Inn
• Hebe Plunkett Award – Gray’s Inn
• Top student Award (Class Rank: 1) – The Open University
• Top Student Public and Criminal Law – The Open University
• Winner, Gary Slapper Memorial Moot
• Runner-up, ICCA/OUP Moot

Professional Memberships

• The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
• Criminal Bar Association
• Young Fraud Lawyers Association