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 maintains a broad interest in all of 12KBW’s practice areas, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. 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
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.
Henry has a wide variety of experience dealing with cases arising out of commercial contracts and enjoys being instructed in insurance disputes. He has experience in claims involving property damage as well as disputes concerning policy wording and indemnity issues / MIB claims.
Henry has experience of professional negligence disputes and will act both sides of such actions.
Henry is very familiar with the arguments in relation to credit hire, acting for Claimants and Defendants in this area.
Henry regularly advises on costs issues, in particular Part 36 offers, fixed costs and mixed claims under QOCS following the case of Brown v Commissioner of Police.
He is frequently instructed on costs hearings including applications and CCMCs, and he has had particular success is securing wasted costs for his clients on a number of occasions. He has also written on the subject of protective costs orders following the interim application in the case of Swift v Carpenter which is available via this website.
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