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Called to the Bar in 2003, Henry is an experienced barrister specialising exclusively in Family practice

A tenacious advocate, Henry prides himself on his approachability and forensic attention to detail when preparing cases. He is sensitive to the emotional stress generated by proceedings in the Family Court and has been observed to have a calm and reassuring manner with clients.

Notable Cases

Henry is experienced in all areas of public and private law proceedings, including complex allegations of physical and sexual harm.

Recent notable cases include the following:

  • 2022 – acted in care proceedings for a father facing an allegation that he had sexually abused his daughter. Cross-examined police officers and other professionals to whom this allegation had been made. Exposed deficiencies in the evidence, pursuant to which the Local Authority sought leave to withdraw this allegation.
  • 2021/2022 – represented the Local Authority in a 10-week final hearing in which other parties were represented by Queen’s Counsel. This matter involved complex allegations of physical and sexual abuse.
  • 2019/2020 – represented a Bangladeshi father in care proceedings involving complex cultural and jurisdictional issues, including the potential placement of the child in a non-Hague convention state.
  • 2018 – led by Frank Feehan QC, represented a mother facing an allegation that she had caused a life-changing brain injury to her 6-week-old baby. This was a complex matter involving the cross-examination of a vulnerable child witness and medical evidence from a paediatrician, paediatric neurologist, paediatric neuroradiologist and an expert in infectious diseases.

Memberships/Professional Qualifications

  • 1994 – BA Hons in English Literature, University of Leeds, 2:1
  • 2000 – CPE, London Guildhall University, Commendation
  • 2002 – BVC, Inns of Court School of Law, Very Competent
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple