Henry has a broad commercial practice spanning shipping, commodities, international trade, energy/offshore and construction (shipbuilding) litigation. He has appeared in the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal and regularly acts in confidential arbitration (LMAA, LCIA, SIAC, SCMA, ICC and ad hoc).
Henry is recommended in all the legal directories (Chambers UK, Legal 500 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific) as a leading junior barrister for shipping and commodities, where he has been described as “the best shipping junior of his level of call”; “popular in Singapore shipping cases.” and "a fantastic eye for detail and drafting way beyond his experience."
Henry’s practice is a mix of advocacy, drafting and advisory work. He is instructed to appear in trials, and has experience of handling both lay and expert witnesses. He also appears in appeals and interlocutory hearings and has obtained injunctive relief for clients. He is often appointed as sole counsel but is regularly led by Leading Counsel both in and out of Chambers.
As acknowledged by the legal directories, Henry has particular interest in, and experience of, dispute resolution in Asia. He practised primarily from Singapore in 2014-15, where he was licensed to practise by the Singapore Attorney-General.
Henry also has experience of working in-house at solicitors’ firms, having spent time on secondment at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP in London and at Nordisk Skibsrederforening in Oslo.
‘He combines a first-class brain, hard work and an easy-going outward manner.’(Legal 500 2019)
"A shipping junior with experience in Singapore arbitrations."(Legal 500 Asia Pacific: The English Bar, 2019)
"He presents very well and very appealingly to judges."(Chambers UK 2019)
"He has a fantastic eye for detail and drafting way beyond his experience."(Chambers UK 2019)
"The best shipping junior of his level of call. Hard-working, very bright, user-friendly and wise beyond his years."(Chambers UK, 2018)
"A really helpful junior. Good on legal research."(Chambers UK, 2018)
"He is a strong lawyer with a very practical, hands-on approach..."Legal 500, 2017
"Popular in Singapore shipping cases...."Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016
"A rising star..."Legal 500, 2016
“Sharp, articulate and responsive.”Legal 500, 2015
Charterparty and cargo disputes form a substantial part of Henry’s practice. He has considerable experience of acting in all types of dispute arising under time charters, voyage charters and other contracts of carriage, usually under the LMAA Rules, but also under the SCMA and SIAC rules. The following are some notable and recent examples:
Admiralty and Salvage
The following are some examples of Henry’s recent and ongoing work in the fields of International Trade and Commodities:
The following are some examples of Henry’s recent and ongoing Shipbuilding work:
The following are some examples of Henry’s recent and ongoing work in the fields of Energy/Offshore:
The following are some examples of Henry's recent and ongoing work in International Arbitration:
"The best shipping junior of his level of call. Hard-working, very bright, user-friendly and wise beyond his years."Chambers UK, 2018
MA (Cantab) First Class - Trinity College, Cambridge
CPE, BVC – City University
Levitt Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn - 2008
Lord Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn - 2007
Lord Haldane Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn -2006
Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn - 2006
Senior Scholarship, Trinity College, Cambridge - 2006
Junior Scholarship, Trinity College, Cambridge - 2004, (reawarded) 2005
Tripos Prizes, Trinity College, Cambridge - 2004, 2005, 2006
Royal Historical Society’s Frampton Prize (top national mark in History A-level) – 2003
2011: Henry spent six months on secondment to the Shipping and Transport Litigation Department of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, where he assisted on a wide range of both dry and wet shipping disputes.
2013: Henry was seconded to Nordisk Skibsrederforening in Oslo.