No5 Barristers' Chambers

Henry Pitchers QC

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Henry was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in March 2020, after two decades as an extremely busy junior. He has for many years been recognised by the directories and his peers as a leading barrister specialising in complex and high value claims arising out of both clinical negligence and personal injury.

His caseload is dominated by acquired brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, complex polytrauma, psychiatric disorder and fatalities. Even prior to his appointment to silk, he was instructed in some of the highest value claims, including a clinical negligence matter which concluded at a joint settlement meeting in 2019 for the capitalised equivalent of approximately £28M. He is currently leading the team on behalf of the family of one of the young victims of the 2019 Fishmonger’s Hall and London Bridge terror attack.

Clinical negligence work covers the full range, but with a focus upon obstetrics (baby and mother) and neurosurgery (including strokes and intracranial infections, but also cauda equina). Henry is very experienced in liability disputes in personal injury claims, from RTCs (including MIB issues) to accidents in the workplace (including construction sites). He has been instructed in significant matters with an international element.

As well as having huge trial experience, Henry regularly is instructed to appear at inquests.

Henry’s cases routinely involve periodical payments and issues concerning the Court of Protection.

He is a contributing editor to Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service.