Henry is the Head of the Family Department with over 20 years’ experience in family law following a career in commercial litigation.
Henry acts for UHNW individuals (and their spouses) of all types ranging from bankers, entrepreneurs, senior lawyers and substantial property owners, both urban and rural. He has a particular focus on the landed estate due to his own farming background, and is particularly aware of the wide range of complexities that can arise in such cases, of which dynastic trusts, partnerships and issues of liquidity are examples.
Henry is a specialist in high value divorce. In this context he has extensive experience of financial claims involving great wealth and complex assets (based both in the UK and abroad), pre-nuptial agreements and children matters. Henry is an accredited Resolution Specialist in advanced financial provision and private children law; he is an accredited mediator, a collaborative lawyer and a family arbitrator (finance only).
Henry was named in the Family section of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and is recognised in the Honours list as a leading lawyer in family and matrimonial work, the highest category of the Citywealth Leaders List 2017.
“Recognised as a 'class practitioner with a real sense of integrity'”
“Henry is 'completely focused on his clients' and 'very charming'”
“He is praised for being 'an absolutely lovely man'”
“Described as 'fiercely protective of his clients and totally committed to getting the best outcome for them'”
“Praised for giving 'an enormous amount of thought to his cases' and as being 'very supportive' with 'superb technical skill'”
“Noted as 'a solicitor with enormous experience and gravitas' who 'gives enormous thought to the tactical and strategic implications of decisions' ”
“Highlighted for being a 'first-rate mediator'”
“Described as 'judicious in his approach and well versed in generating thoughtful solutions for participants to consider'”
“The Midas touch on high-value cases”
“Described as 'empathetic, pragmatic, straightforward and gently persuasive'”
Henry is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, the Lowtonian Society and is a member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) and Agricultural Law Association.
“Highlighted for being a 'class practitioner with a real sense of integrity'”
- Chambers HNW 2019
“Henry is 'fiercely protective of his clients and totally committed to getting the best outcome for them'”
- Chambers UK 2019
“Praised for his 'superb technical skill'”
- Chambers UK 2018