Henry took silk on 21st March 2020.
Henry joined Chambers in 2003, after six years in practise in Lincoln’s Inn. He has been instructed in a wide range of professional negligence work, involving:
Solicitors, Medical practitioners, Surveyors, Estate Agents, and Accountants.
Aside from clinical negligence, the majority of Henry’s instructions in this area currently relate to solicitors. As a member of the Personal Injury Group and Clinical Negligence Group, he is often asked to advise as to failed litigation. He is in a particularly good position to assess the merits and value of proposed claims arising out of injury or disease.
Much of Henry’s work is now of substantial value, in which he acts from the earliest stages, through to round table meetings and trial.
In appropriate circumstances, Henry is prepared to act pursuant to conditional fee agreements.
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
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.
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
24 April 2015
Lawtel AC0146913, 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)
ilber J (costs orders on appeals).
Chase v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd  EWHC 1101 (QB)
19 October 2005
use of medical records.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Worcester College, Oxford University