Barry Harwood – Head Of Chambers
Barry is the founder of Harwood Law. He has been practising at the Bar for over 22 years. After completing his combined pupillage in Criminal and Civil law, he has gone on to specialise in Employment law, all aspects of discrimination & Tribunals. He is a senior champion and role model for Stonewall UK. In this time, he has also spent 12 years as a senior lecturer in law teaching the Bar Professional Training Course at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a fully qualified mediator & pupil supervisor, puts these skills into use on various committees of which he is a member.
In 2019, Barry was also elected to be a member of the Bar Council of England and Wales, serving on both the Equality, Diversity & Social Mobility and the Education and Training committees. He also gives back to the profession by teaching advocacy to Bar students at the Lincoln’s Inn residential weekends. He was a staff Governor and equality & diversity champion to the board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was the LGBT Chair for staff, and he also holds a role as a director/trustee of the Aspireplus multi-academy trust. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and a glass of red wine.
Jennifer Harwood – Specialist Law Consultant
Qualified as a midwife in 2012 and has worked in many different settings over the last 8 years. Jennifer has extensive experience in hospital, community and home settings. She is up to date with current NICE and RCOG guidelines relating to all aspects of obstetric care and has recently started consulting with Barry. In her spare time, Jennifer is a mother to her own 3 children and avid traveler who loves a new adventure.
Deputy Head of Chambers & Equality & Diversity Inclusion Officer
Dravin is a practising barrister who has worked in the legal profession for ten years. He has a significant amount of experience in employment law. Dravin is a former solicitor, and, immediately prior to transferring to the Bar, he was Head of Employment at a large regional firm of solicitors in the West Midlands. He also worked as an in-house barrister for a firm of solicitors that specialises solely in employment law. Dravin has provided representation for clients in complex and high value claims, some of which carried significant reputational risk for the parties involved. He is also experienced in providing representation for clients at
In his spare time, Dravin enjoys working out with weights and keeping fit and he likes to train at his local David Lloyd gym. Dravin also enjoys reading and playing chess.
Dravin has advised me in relation to both contractual and employment matters. He is a first-class lawyer with a keen eye for detail. Dravin is a highly creative thinker and problem solver; he sees angles and finds solutions to problems that others cannot.
Dravin is also approachable and friendly and he has the ability to talk with people on any level. This is a rare quality and endears him to many. I recommend Dravin without reservation.
Moses Rashid – Founder and CEO at Section: Media (London)
Dravin is approachable, knowledgeable and experienced. He works exceptionally hard and
‘goes the extra mile’ that you need from someone that is representing you. He has a good sense of humour and the ability to listen. He reads situations very well and this contributes strongly to his excellent ability to negotiate.
In our particular case, he had previously dealt with the opposing solicitor and this gave us a considerable advantage. I highly recommend him and would certainly use his services and expertise again.
Paul Blunt – Owner/Founder at Madison Search (London)
I was truly blown away with the outstanding work Dravin did for me. He has a natural ability to influence and provide a high level of service under pressure with a charismatic and vibrant nature.
He understood my disability and that goes a long way in my opinion, particularly when representing a client. Thank you so much.
Louise Duffield (former client)
Jamie Hughes – Advocate
Jamie Hughes joins the team as an Advocate. Jamie has built up a significant amount of experience as a County Court Advocate with the UK’s largest provider of Advocacy Services. He has attended in excess of a thousand hearings across the Civil and Commercial spectrum for a number of leading Solicitors firms. As a result, Jamie keeps a busy and varied Civil practice and will be expanding this to encompass Employment instructions.
Jamie completed his LLB Law and an LLM in Commercial Law at the University of Birmingham and later completed his Bar Professional Training Course at BPP University. He has built up an excellent reputation with Solicitors and Judges across the Midlands Circuit and beyond.
In his free time, Jamie is an avid cinephile, supports Birmingham City Football Club and can often be found at any number of live music venues.
Ferdi Ozer – Commercial Litigations & Dispute Resolution
Lisa Keane – Commercial and Employment Law Consultant
Lisa Keane joins the team as a Commercial and Employment Law Consultant. Lisa has built up a significant amount of experience as a commercial litigator and a general commercial and employment specialist. She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 having completed her law degree at ARU Chelmsford and the LPC at ARU Cambridge.
Lisa thoroughly enjoys working with different businesses whether it is on disputes and dispute resolution or on more general commercial matters. Lisa has specialised in the technology and e-commerce space over the last 6 years and worked in-house with some large tech companies on multi-million-pound projects.
Lisa has a CIPD qualification and extensive experience of advising business on a range of employment matters such as contract disputes, grievances, discrimination issues, TUPE, redundancies and conducting Tribunal matters. Lisa is also experienced in the area of civil litigation dealing with debt recovery matters, charging orders, possession hearings and bankruptcy matters.
In her spare time Lisa enjoys all types of motorsport and completed the Nürburgring in 2014 in a 911. She is also a big Irish rugby fan.
Faareen Ali – Advocate
Ashish Kumar Singh – Door Tenant
Mark Goh Founder VanillaLaw® – Door Tenant
Milad Shojaei – Practice Director & Personal Legal Assistant to Head of Chambers
Milad Shojaei joins Harwood Law as the Practice Director & Personal Legal Assistant to head of chambers. As a County Court Advocate with LPC Law, he developed vast experience as a legal professional, appearing before district judges in the County Courts and representing clients in Commercial & Civil matters. As a Strategy & Engagement Director at CASEDO, he has advanced himself as a thought leader and pioneer in the legal tech industry. He has had the opportunity to advocate the digitisation of the legal sector as a visiting lecturer at universities and by implementing expansive strategic projects. He has also commenced training as a Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Justice UK, bringing further expertise with the law and legal procedure.
Milad completed his undergraduate studies at City, University of London, studying law together with Pro-Bono experience as an Initial Assessor at Toynbee Hall. He received his Call to the Bar in November 2019, securing a Very Competent overall. He has also completed a Master of Laws in Bar Professional Training, focusing his dissertation on the rights of the most vulnerable in the age of austerity.
Milad enjoys playing and teaching chess in his spare time, from a young age he has appeared in the Islington Tribune for his achievements. He is an avid reader of ancient history and enjoys following sports, namely Arsenal football club and the Iranian National Team.