Henry Pitchers KC

Viewing: Industrial Disease for Henry Pitchers KC

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.
"Henry is the complete package in terms of expertise, advocacy and preparation." "Henry is great with clients. He is a superb advocate who is great technically and tactically." "Henry provides pragmatic and tactical advice to clients."
Chambers UK 2023
"Henry is a very impressive silk. He is brilliant with clients with the ability to listen and empathise with all. He has an excellent manner that allows him to deliver difficult advice with calmness. He is a tough negotiator who fights for the best outcome for his clients."
Legal 500 2023
“A dream when dealing with clients and a great technician and advocate.”
Chambers UK 2022
“Henry is dependable, conscientious, a dream with the clients, and a tough negotiator. He goes the extra mile.”
Legal 500 2022 (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 (London)
“A very likeable barrister - clients adore him.” “He is consistently excellent and I have 100% confidence in his abilities and his drive to get the best possible result for his clients.”
Chambers UK 2021
“A straight-forward negotiator who is well liked by the court and advises with clarity and confidence.”
Legal 500 2021
“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
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
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Worcester College, Oxford University

Latest News & Publications

On 16th, 17th and 18th May 2023, No5 barristers Henry Pitchers KC, David Tyack KC, Esther Gamble and Oliver May are appearing in the Supreme Court in the conjoined appeals of Purchase v Ahmed and Polmear v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust...

Date: Tue, 16 May 2023
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