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Henderson Chambers

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Head of Chambers: Charles Gibson QC
Chief Clerk:
John White
Senior Practice Manager: Daniel Kemp
Tenants: 47

THE CHAMBERS Henderson Chambers’ barristers provide advice and representation over a wide range of practice areas and market sectors. Chambers’ main focus is on civil and commercial, litigation, International and Domestic Group Actions, contract and tort actions, public, regulatory and European law. Members of Chambers act for multi-national organisations, foreign and domestic corporations, financial services organisations, government departments and agencies, local authorities, NGOs, professional bodies, SME’s, and individuals in contentious and non-contentious matters. For the past decade, Chambers has provided specialist European expertise and senior members practice in Brussels, Madrid, and the Turks and Caicos. Since 1992 all pupils have had the opportunity to undertake part of their pupillage in Brussels and from the Turks and Caicos since 2017. Chambers was one of the first to obtain accreditation under the BarDirect scheme, and it remains pre-eminent in meeting the needs of lay and professional clients, most recently through Direct Access services, Chambers remains dedicated to providing a high standard of client care which has been consistently recognised by Chambers UK.


Product Liability & Group Actions:
Chambers has an unrivalled position in product liability, having maintained its top ranking in the legal directories for over a decade. For more than 25 years, members of chambers have been instructed in many of the most significant unitary cases, group actions and commercial claims in respect of allegedly defective products.

Health & Safety & Environment: Widely acknowledged as one of the leaders in these fields, the set covers all aspects of environmental law and health and safety litigation, including prosecutions for corporate manslaughter, infringements of health and safety legislation, and environmental and waste prosecutions.

Banking, Finance & Consumer Credit: Chambers has huge expertise in the law regulating financial services, consumer credit, asset finance, credit services, debt recovery, issues of title, and consumer protection.

Commercial, Insurance & Arbitration: Members have considerable experience of large scale disputes, often involving group actions or multiple parties, including those claims arising out of property damage, contamination or sale of goods and cross border disputes. Members regularly act for both insurers and insured in coverage disputes and many draw upon considerable experience in arbitrations under wide ranging procedural rules.

Employment Law: Chambers has a long and established practice in the field of employment law acting for both employers and employees. It has particular expertise in restraint of trade and breach of confidence; wrongful dismissal and related contractual claims; unfair dismissal claims; sex, race and disability discrimination claims; redundancy; TUPE; re-structuring and EC employment law.

Local Government & Public Law: Members of Henderson Chambers have extensive experience in a wide range of areas of public and administrative law, and also in many other areas of work relevant to local authorities and other statutory bodies, such as property, planning, highways, compulsory purchase, transport, finance and audit, environmental, education, social services, public procurement, employment and pensions.

Property Law: Chambers has a dynamic and innovative property litigation and advisory team with particular strengths in commercial property and development, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, social housing, stock transfers, professional negligence aspects of property law and property damage claims.

Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings: Henderson Chambers has a long tradition of practice in the field of regulation and professional discipline and members act as advisers, legal assessors, representatives and advocates, or as members of tribunals.

Technology & IT: For many years Chambers has actively developed innovative remedies in IT and closely related fields, including the rapidly developing area of autonomous vehicles. Using modern technology (including social networking and up to the minute search techniques) to solve the legal problems that arise from it.

ADR: Henderson Chambers is committed to offering a full service for dispute management and resolution.


Charles Gibson QC (1984) (QC-2001) + '

Richard Mawrey QC (1964) (QC-1986) + '

Peter Susman QC (1966) (QC-1997) + '

Lawrence West QC (1979) (QC-2003) + '

Prashant Popat QC (1992) (QC-2008) '

Sir Alan Dashwood QC (1969) (QC-2010) '

Rhodri Williams QC (1987) (QC-2010) '

Patrick Green QC (1990) (QC-2012) '

Geraint Webb QC (1995) (QC-2013)

Oliver Campbell QC (1992) (QC-2014) '

Malcolm Sheehan QC (1993) A (QC-2015)

Toby Riley-Smith (1995) A (QC-2016)

Andrew Kinnier QC (1996) (QC-2018) '

Bernard O’Sullivan (1971) '

Jonathan Harvey (1974) '

Kenneth Hamer (1975) + '

William Hibbert (1979)

James Palmer (1983) '

Jonathan Steinert (1986) '

David Brook (1988) '

Julia Smith (1988)

Linda Goldman (1990) '

Angus Withington (1995) '

Adam Heppinstall (1999) '

Noel Dilworth (2001) '

James Purnell (2002) '

Nazeer A Chowdhury (2002) '

Kathleen Donnelly (2005) '

Abigail Cohen (2005) '

Matthew Richardson (2006)

Henry Warwick (2007)

Jonathan Lewis (2007) '

Thomas Evans (2008)

Lucy McCormick (2008)

Dennis Rosenthal (2009)

Elizabeth Tremayne (2009)

Hannah Curtain (2010)

James Williams (2010)

Rachel Tandy (2010)

Ognjen Miletic (2010)

Jonathon Worboys (2010)

Chloe Campbell (2011)

George Mallet (2012)

Christopher Adams (2014)

Celia Oldham (2015)

Lia Moses (2014)

Obioma Ofoego (2016)

Reanne MacKenzie (2016)

Roger Henderson QC (1964) (QC-1980) + *

Felicia Fenston (1994) *

Prof John Miller (1974) *

Tamara Trefusis (1999) *

Philip Bentley QC (1970) (QC-1991) *

Frank Schoneveld (1992) *

Jeremy Scudamore (1982) *

Natasha Newell (2001) A

+Recorder *Door Tenant  'Public/Direct Access