Jonathan Harris (barrister)

Professor Jonathan Harris, QC is a British barrister and internationally renowned[1] legal scholar.[2][3] He works as a barrister at Serle Court Chambers[4]. He specializes in cross-border, commercial and chancery matters (including jurisdiction, enforcement of judgments and choice of law). He has appeared in the Supreme Court and the Privy Council in a number of high-profile cases.[5] He has also drafted legislation for a number of jurisdictions.[5].

He is the joint general editor of the leading work in the field of private international law, Dicey, Morris and Collins,[6][7]. He is also the author of The Hague Trusts Convention[8] and co-author of International Sale of Goods in the Conflict of Laws.[9]. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Private International Law[10] and Oxford Private International Law Series [11].

Jonathan Harris QC is also Professor of International Commercial Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London.[2][12] He is also a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford[11] and at the Commercial Law Centre, University of Oxford.[13]. Jonathan Harris was educated at Jesus College, Oxford[14].

He has been a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia and Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.[15]

Jonathan Harris is a member of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Private International Law[11].


  1. ^ "NLJ PROFILE: Professor Jonathan Harris QC, Serle Court Chambers | New Law Journal".
  2. ^ a b "Queen's Counsel in England & Wales: 2015 to 2016 - News stories". GOV.UK. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  3. ^ "Joshua Rozenberg recognised with honorary QC award | Solicitors Journal". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  4. ^ "The Legal 500 > Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC) > London, ENGLAND > Lawyer profiles > Prof Jonathan Harris". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  5. ^ a b "Prof Jonathan Harris QC - Serle Court". Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  6. ^ Lord Collins of Mapesbury; Jonathan Harris; Andrew Dickinson; David McClean; Peter McEleavy; Campbell McLachlan; Richard Aikens; Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm; Felicity Toube, eds. (2016). Dicey, Morris & Collins on the Conflict of Laws (15th ed.). Sweet & Maxwell. ISBN 9780414035027.
  7. ^ "CDR Honours abound for academic lawyers by Ben Rigby - Featured articles". CDR Honours abound for academic lawyers by Ben Rigby - Featured articles. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  8. ^ Harris, Jonathan (2002). The Hague Trusts Convention : scope, application and preliminary issues. Oxford [u.a.]: Hart: Hart Publ. ISBN 9781841131108.
  9. ^ Fawcett, James J.; Harris, Jonathan M. (2005). Michael Bridge (ed.). International sale of goods in the conflict of laws. Oxford [England]: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199244690.
  10. ^ "Journal of Private International Law".
  11. ^ a b c "Professor Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.) - Jesus College, University of Oxford". Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  12. ^ "King's College London - Professor Jonathan Harris". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  13. ^ "Jonathan Harris - Harris Manchester College". Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  14. ^ "The Legal 500 > Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC) > London, ENGLAND > Lawyer profiles > Prof Jonathan Harris QC". Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Prof Jonathan Harris QC". Serle Court. Retrieved 2016-07-15.