Sir Harry has his roots in the North country. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and thence to Oxford University, and finally completed his student days with a scholarship to the University of Virginia School of Law, USA. Called to the Bar in 1958, he spent much of his professional life on the North-Eastern Circuit, with chambers in Leeds. Latterly, as a QC, his work from both Leeds and London chambers took him further afield, including substantial criminal trials in the Far East and Central Africa. After retirement, he initially occupied himself with charitable work, duties as a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and as an after-dinner speaker, as well as too much time in fruitless endeavour on the golf course. Nowadays, he would tell you that his life is more akin to the definition of poetry - one of emotion recollected in tranquillity. Sir Harry is married, with five children and eight grandchildren. He and his wife live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.