Stuart Henry


Stuart Henry

Partner & Head of Specialist Litigation & Insurance Law



2012 (CILEx)

Firm Trained With

Lyons Davidson

Languages Spoken

English. Some German


My primary work is dispute resolution arising from contracts and commercial relationships. Mr previous experience spans several industries, from suppliers of everyday goods and services to more niche sectors of the music industry, professional sports and financial services.

Alongside this work, I also advise in disputes with professional advisers and undertake work drafting and advising on commercial documents as well as corporate and partnership issues.

Commercial fraud is a growing specialist area of my practice; assisting companies to recover money from those responsible and advising individuals who are accused of commercial fraud.

My previous experience of large scale arrangements with business clients means that we can confidently cater for businesses with a large volume of litigation, ensuring that it is dealt with pro-actively and with feedback at all relevant stages.

I use a calm and methodical approach to dispute resolution to ensure consideration of the whole scenario, factoring in my clients' commercial objectives and risk appetite to the strengths and weaknesses of the case, in order to find the most effective solution.

Awards, Accreditations and Memberships

  • Chartered Legal Executive

Recent Successes

  • Negotiating settlement in a negligence/contract dispute with a national housing developer in a deal worth over £500,000.
  • Litigating a large scale construction contract dispute arising from a town bypass highway construction.
  • Advising a minor record label in an action against a top charting UK vocal group.
  • Litigation of a complex professional negligence action by beneficiaries against the Solicitor administering the estate worth over £400,000.

Work in the Community / Pro Bono Work

  • I ran an evening Pro Bono Clinic in Bristol for 2 years.
  • As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, I have also advised musicians and other entertainers on legal issues such as contracts.

Other Interests

In my spare time, I can be found either on the rugby field for my local side, testing my outdoor skills with my Scout troop or performing as a singer and guitarist in venues across the country.