Henry Pitchers KC

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Henry took silk on 21st March 2020.
Henry joined Chambers in January 2003, having previously practised for six years in the Chambers of Benet Hytner QC, 22 Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn. He undertakes a wide range of disease work, including high value and fatal claims, and is prepared to consider acting pursuant to conditional fee agreements.
His practice covers the following areas of disease work:
asbestos-related conditions, vibration white finger, industrial deafness, occupational stress, occupational asthma, work-related upper limb disorder, occupational dermatitis
Henry is also instructed in solicitor’s negligence matters, particularly those arising out of personal injury and disease claims.
Henry is a contributing editor to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service.
Recommendations
“A dream when dealing with clients and a great technician and advocate.”
Chambers UK 2022 - Personal Injury
“Henry is dependable, conscientious, a dream with the clients, and a tough negotiator. He goes the extra mile.”
Legal 500 2022 - Personal Injury (Midlands)
“He has a naturally calm and quietly confident manner about him, which makes him a natural leader who is reassuring to all others in the room.”
Legal 500 2022 - Personal Injury (London)
“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
Notable Cases
Polmear v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] 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.
Henry is instructed by the lead Claimants in the ongoing Linkwise group action. More than 4,500 claimants have issued claims against a number of retailers alleging they suffered dermatological injuries from exposure to Chinese-manufactured leather furniture containing mould inhibitor DMF. The litigation has been named in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Cases for 2010 (across all categories).
Wiselaw Kownacki v Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; HHJ Wood QC; Lawtel AC0146913
The trial of a clinical negligence case in which the claimant alleged that his spleen was negligently damaged during abdominal surgery.
24 April 2015
Dennison v (1) Dennison (2) Saga Insurance 24 July 2008. Lawtel number AC0118457 (future cost of paid care)
Mitson v Inglis 19 October 2005 (QBD)
Silber J (costs orders on appeals)
Chase v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd [2002] EWHC 1101 (QB)
use of medical records
Memberships
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
AvMA
Qualifications
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Worcester College, Oxford University

Latest News & Publications

Originally broadcast on the 21st January, David, Henry, Esther and Oliver discussed last months judgement handed down by the Court of Appeal in the conjoined cases of Purchase v Ahmed, Polmear v Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust...

Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2022
David Tyack QC, Henry Pitchers QC, Esther Gamble and Oliver May will present a webinar on Friday 21 January 2022 at 12:30 to discuss the implications of this decision....

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022
No5's Clinical Negligence team appeared in the Court of Appeal to argue the case for secondary victims of clinical negligence...

Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021