Henry regularly appears in trials, interim applications and CCMCs in the County Court and has appeared in High Court alongside his busy paperwork practice. He also appears in the Employment Tribunal and has been instructed in a number of Employment Appeal Tribunal cases.
Henry maintains a broad interest in all of 12KBW’s practice areas, acting for both Claimants and Defendants / Respondents. He welcomes instructions to work as part of a team. Henry is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and is willing to consider acting on a pro bono basis in appropriate cases.
Henry acts for Claimants and Defendants both on paper and in Court in all manner of personal injury actions. He is confident in handling high value claims and has been instructed in a number of claims worth in excess of £100,000.
Employer’s Liability: He has a busy practice in cases where personal injury overlaps into the workplace and has secured good results on a number of matters involving multiple Defendants. His extensive employment experience assists in advising his clients of the best possible, and he particularly enjoys Personal Injury cases which have a crossover into Employment Law.
Fraud: He regularly advises, pleads and appears in trials involving allegations fundamental dishonesty, particularly in respect of low velocity impacts and staged accidents. He is confident in advising and advocating in respect of the disapplication of the QOCS provisions.
Clinical Negligence: Henry acts for both Claimants and Defendants in Clinical Negligence litigation. He has a particular interest in complex causation cases. Prior to pupillage, Henry worked for a large panel firm gaining an insight into the nuances and complications arising out of both public and private healthcare litigation.
International and Travel: Henry did a joint honours degree, including French Law. During his year abroad, he worked for a legal charity, translating and writing submissions to the European Court of Human Rights on Private International Law, working on (amongst others) Parillo v Italy. Henry has experience working on cases involving Rome II as well as the Package Travel Regulations. He is keen to expand both his paperwork and court practice in these areas.
Henry acts for both Claimants and Respondents in Employment Tribunals. He has a wide variety of experience in the both ET and the EAT having appeared in both preliminary hearings and hearings of the merits. Henry is Direct Access qualified and happy to consider instructions on such a basis.
Unfair Dismissal: He has appeared on a wide variety of multi-day unfair dismissal claims, including constructive dismissal. Henry has been praised by his clients for securing excellent outcomes both at trial and outside of the Tribunal.
Redundancy: Henry has recently been involved in advising on a number of collective and individual redundancy cases. He has delivered a webinar and co-authored an article in the Employment Lawyers Association Briefing on Collective Redundancy which are available through this website.
Discrimination: A large degree of Henry’s employment practice involves discrimination claims. Recent examples include:
- Instruction as a junior in a claim worth in excess of £100,000 for failures to make reasonable adjustments and disability, sex and race discrimination
- He was instructed in a seven day discrimination claim where he secured a very favourable outcome for his client.
Commercial: He has a working knowledge of financial services litigation and has been instructed on a number of employment matters in a commercial context, particularly in relation to discrimination and whistleblowing.
Procedure: Henry has appeared in preliminary hearings on all manner of procedural issues, and has appeared in the EAT on an appeal following a strike out of the Claimant’s claim.
GDPR: Henry has a full working knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, and has advised on access to information obligations thereunder. He has recently been instructed in an EAT case involving whether the reporting of GDPR breaches is sufficient to amount to whistleblowing.
Henry enjoys being instructed in insurance disputes and has a rapidly growing practice in this area.
Property Damage / Construction: Henry is familiar and has been instructed on a wide variety of litigation arising out of construction contracts and property damage, including having been instructed on cases in respect of defective works, provision of repairs, and fire damage. He is comfortable in advising on the relationship between contractors and subcontractors in construction contracts, and the obligations arising both in terms of damage and personal injury.
Motor Insurers’ Bureau: He has worked claims involving the MIB, specifically under both the untraced drivers and the uninsured drivers’ agreements. He has experience in disputes regarding on policy wording as well as other indemnity issues.
Professional Negligence: Henry has experience of professional negligence disputes and will act both sides of such actions.
Credit Hire: Henry has extensive experience in credit hire litigation and acts for both Claimants and Defendants in this area.
Henry is rapidly developing a specialist costs practice, and has been instructed in a wide variety of costs related disputes.
Costs Budgeting: Henry is familiar with all matters relating to costs budgeting (and indeed, consequence case management) and has conducted CCMCs in the High Court.
Fixed Costs: He is very familiar with the fixed costs regime, and advises on the tactics surrounding the same, particularly in respect of Part 36 offers. He has been successful in securing Defendants their costs on an exceptional circumstances basis pursuant to CPR r. 45.29J.
QOCS: Henry regularly appears and advises on applications to set aside QOCS and the application of QOCS to “mixed claims” involving personal injury. He has also appeared in a number of matters where a party is seeking to set aside the protection of QOCS on the basis of fundamental dishonesty.
Wasted Costs: Henry’s has advised on, and appeared in, a number of successful wasted costs applications following strike out or discontinuance of claims particularly in relation to fast track personal injury litigation. He is enjoying a growing practice in this area, and welcomes further instructions in the same.
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