Advising and drafting in all stages of litigation, Henry has a strong Chancery practice concentrating particularly on land disputes and probate matters in the High Court and County Court. Henry also appears in the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, the Court of Protection, and represents clients at mediations.
Henry’s property practice encompasses the full spectrum of work in real property. He routinely deals with boundary disputes, easements and rights of way and also advises and represents private clients in the enforcement of covenants. Henry also deals with a range of building and construction disputes acting for claimants and defendants. Henry covers more general areas of contentious property work, dealing with construction and rectification of title documents, declarations and enforcement of judgments. He is also experienced in all of the following areas of litigation: nuisance and trespass; mortgage and possession; landlord & tenant (commercial and residential); Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA) claims; social housing; anti-social behaviour injunctions; Party Wall Act disputes; access to neighbouring land; urgent injunctions.
Commercial & Business
Henry's commercial practice has a strong Chancery crossover element, engaging all areas of commercial dispute whether in shareholder disputes, partnerships or consumer law. He deals with all manner of company disputes relating to the sale of goods and supply of services, retention of title clauses, and general commercial contract disputes including bailment and conversion.
Henry advises in probate and administration of Estates and the Interpretation of wills. He is experienced in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and can advise in areas such as Intestacy, challenges to wills, probate actions, removal and substitution of personal representatives, and the administration of estates.
Henry deals with a range of costs issues including cost budgeting, detailed assessment, relief from sanctions and attends Costs and Case Management Conferences (CCMC's).
Matrimonial Finance/Ancillary Relief
Henry accepts all instructions in this area of work, whether first appointment, negotiation/mediation/FDR or final hearing. He is also able to deal with property disputes relating to the dissolution of marriage.
Private Law Children
Representing parents and Guardians, Henry accepts instructions in private law children matters involving residence, contact and applications relating to domestic abuse.
SEMINARS & PUBLICATIONS
Henry regularly contributes to property and commercial seminars. He is the co-author of the second edition of Club Law Manual, (2011), London, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing. He is also a panel contributor to the Quarterly comment by Trinity Chambers in Environmental Law Review (Sage)
Henry has presented CPD accredited commercial and property seminars relating to trusts of land, property and probate matters.
Chancery Bar Association
- LLB Southampton University (2000)
- BVC Inns of Court School of Law, London (2002)
- BA (Archaeology)
Prior to becoming a barrister Henry worked in commercial archaeology, specialising in landscape and geophysics. Based primarily in the South of England he also supervised excavations in Germany and Spain. His interests include military history, music and cooking.