Henry maintains a broad interest in all of 12KBW’s practice areas, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. He has a particular interest in Asbestos, Clinical Negligence, Employment, Fraud and International & Travel work.

Henry regularly appears in trials, interim applications and has experience attending inquests and CCMCs. Henry is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and is willing to consider acting on a pro bono basis.

Personal Injury
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Henry acts for Claimants and Defendants both on paper and in Court. During pupillage he was involved in many conferences involving multiple experts as well as a number of TBI cases. He enjoys a growing practice in public / employers’ liability cases, as well as cases involving multiple Defendants, securing good results in many recent trials.

He has a particular interest in cases where personal injury overlaps into the workplace, having worked on a number of occupational stress cases under the supervision of Joel Kendall.

Employment & Discrimination
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Henry acts for both Claimants and Respondents in Employment Tribunals. He has a wide variety of experience in the both ET and the EAT in respect of Unfair Dismissal claims as well as claims arising out of the Equality Act 2010 and TUPE. Henry has a working knowledge of financial services litigation.

Henry is Direct Access qualified and happy to consider instructions on Employment Law on such a basis. 

Recent work includes:

In the Employment Tribunal:

  • M v S: represented the Claimant in a constructive unfair dismissal involving two resignations (including during her notice period).
  • B v T: represented the Claimant who was subject to a TUPE transfer who was then not given the same terms and condition as under her previous role. The EJ accepted the submissions made at the outset leading to a very favourable settlement for the Claimant. 
  • N v C: drafted skeleton arguments in respect of protected disclosure detriment, continuing / series of acts and costs. 

In the Employment Appeal Tribunal:

  • H v N: conducted the appeal on a procedural appeal where the Claimant had been struck out at preliminary hearing.
  • B v R: (under the supervision of Carolyn D’Souza) drafted skeleton argument in respect of a Rule 3(10) in a complicated financial services case.
Clinical Negligence
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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. During pupillage, he worked on a variety of different cases drafting advice and pleadings including cases that were subject to simultaneous Inquest proceedings.

Recent work includes:

The Patterson Litigation: Henry worked as part of a team of 6 in the disclosure exercise surrounding the case, which involved over 2 million documents.

S v B: during pupillage, involved on advising in a consent case.

B v R: drafted a schedule of loss in a multimillion pound claim.

International & Travel
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Henry did a joint honours degree including French Law. As such, he has a working knowledge of French legal texts as well as a command over the language itself. Further, at the Université de Strasbourg he completed a masters module in Private International Law. During this year, 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.

Closer to home, having worked on a number of travel cases during pupillage involving Rome II as well as the Package Travel Regulations, Henry is keen to expand both his paperwork and court practice in these areas.

Asbestos and Industrial Disease
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During pupillage, under the supervision of John-Paul Swoboda, Henry developed a keen interest in injuries arising out of exposure to asbestos having drafted advice (liability and quantum) as well as pleadings. He is looking to expand this area of practice and he is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis.

Credit Hire
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Henry has a strong working knowledge of all credit hire arguments. He appears for both Claimants and Defendants in this area.

Henry has experience of pleading fundamental dishonesty defences, particularly in respect of low velocity impacts (LVI).

During the course of his pupillage, Henry gained exposure to cases in which fraud / fundamental dishonesty was in issue or potentially in issue. This included pre-proceedings, throughout the course of proceedings and at trial. He is keen to expand this area of his practice.

Inquests
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Henry has attended a number of inquests during the course of pupillage, including an inquest where the scope of proceedings was significantly expanded pursuant to the rules. Henry wishes to develop this practice further for both families and those being investigated.

Insurance
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Henry has worked on difficult cases involving the MIB throughout pupillage and has experience dealing with cases involving the MIB at Court.

He is keen to work on this area further for both Claimants, Defendants and the MIB.

Memberships
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Direct Access

ELBA

Government Legal Department’s Junior Junior Panel

PIBA

Education
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Law with French Law and Language, University of Leicester, First Class Honours

Entente Cordiale Scholarship

BPTC, City Law School, Very Competent

Benefactors Scholarship, Middle Temple

Postgraduate Scholarship, City Law School