Henry took silk on 21st March 2020.
Henry has eighteen years experience of civil litigation (dominated by personal injury and clinical and professional negligence work), with his first six years of practise being in London. Insurers and defendants regularly instruct him in relation to civil claims where fraud is suspected and/or alleged. It is common for Henry to be instructed at the very earliest stages of investigation, often advising and testing evidence in conference. As well as advising in writing and drafting pleadings, he has very considerable trial experience in this area. Henry lectures on fraud in civil litigation.
As with other members of this Group, instructions are most frequently received with regard to alleged road traffic accidents, involving one or more of the following issues:
induced accidents, staged accidents, bogus passenger claims, and, low velocity impact arguments.
Henry has been instructed in relation to suspected “fraud rings” and linked accidents.
In addition, Henry has acted in cases involving suspected fraud in public liability claims (particularly highways claims) and employer’s liability claims.
Henry is a contributing editor to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service.
“He is very adaptable, very personable and puts clients at ease. He thinks quickly on his feet in court and is a very good team player.” “Excellent with clients, a great strategist and excellent on paper. He’s also extremely reliable and down to earth.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Adept at putting clients at ease and managing their expectations.”
Legal 500 2020
“Henry is thorough and approachable. He has an excellent grasp of complex medical and legal issues.” “Very good in sensitive situations and excellent with clients.” “He produces excellent pleadings and is very good in conference and great at questioning experts.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Enthusiastic, passionate and excellent on his feet.”
Legal 500 2019
“He is very personable and gives clear advice. He has an excellent client manner and is prepared for a fight.” “He shows massive empathy to seriously injured clients and is a confident advocate.”
Chambers UK 2018
“A very personable lawyer, who goes the extra mile for clients.”
Legal 500 2017
“Excellent attention to detail and an easy but confident manner with clients.” “Client-friendly manner.” “He has great empathy and understanding for clients. If you have someone who is very vulnerable he’s just the sort of person to have.” “Written work is excellent, he doesn’t skip any details.”
Chambers UK 2017
“He has wonderful client-care skills.”
Legal 500 2016
“He has a real talent for clinical negligence. He’s knowledgeable and clients find him empathetic and approachable.” “He’s very helpful, very bright, and very good at focusing in on what’s important.” “He is very good with clients. I want a counsel who I know will be friendly and approachable. He is thorough but caring, and helps to achieve the result I want to achieve.” “He has an excellent attention to detail and an easy but confident manner with clients.”
Chambers UK 2016
Polmear v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust  EWHC 196 (QB)
Decision of Master Cook on the test of proximity for secondary victims in clinical negligence claims; permission to appeal has been granted and the appeal transferred directly to the Court of Appeal.
Wiselaw Kownacki v Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; HHJ Wood QC; Lawtel AC0146913
24 April 2015
The trial of a clinical negligence case in which the claimant alleged that his spleen was negligently damaged during abdominal surgery.
Dennison v (1) Dennison (2) Saga Insurance 24 July 2008. Lawtel number AC0118457 (future cost of paid care)
Mitson v Inglis (QBD)
19 October 2005
Silber J costs orders on appeals
Chase v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd EWHC 1101 (QB)
use of medical records
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Worcester College, Oxford University