• Jack Henry

    Barrister

    Date of Call: 2014

    Testimonials

    “I had good luck to find Jack Henry within this team of solicitors. He’s a barrister with a wonderful depth of experience and empathy for his clients and will go the extra mile to ensure you understand exactly your rights and choices.”  

    Ms W, Cheltenham

  • Jack Henry

    Role: Barrister

    Dept: Employment, FamilyLitigation & Private Client

    Location: Cheltenham

    Email: jhenry@dflegal.com

    Profile

    Jack was educated at Crypt Grammar School in Gloucestershire before completing a degree in Modern History and Politics at Cardiff University. Jack underwent his law conversion course with the University of the West of England before undertaking his Barrister training at Cardiff University.

    Jack undertook pupillage with College Chambers in April 2016 but prior to commencing pupillage, Jack worked at two solicitor firms, initially in a commercial environment, before moving into family and civil law. Jack was also the joint founder and director of his own successful legal services business, helping both professional and lay clients.

    In addition to this Jack is proud to have undertaken a range of Pro Bono work for the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Welsh Rugby Union.

    Jack has regularly appeared at courts throughout the South West and Midlands. Whether handling sensitive details of employment or family cases, Jack has strong advocacy skills and is able to get to the root of the legal issues before him.

    Expertise

    Family: Children and Finance

    Throughout his entire pupillage, Jack was involved in numerous Children Act proceedings. Jack understands the importance of practical advice with child arrangement orders, specific issue orders and prohibitive steps orders.

    When in Chambers Jack advised a variety of clients at the Citizens Advice Bureau’s weekly clinics.

    If considering divorce or currently in divorce proceedings Jack is able to guide clients through the process and ensure they understand their rights.

    Employment

    Through the foundation and directorship of his own business, Jack has developed a wide ranging and practical understanding of employment law. Jack has advised on contracts of employment, settlement agreements, redundancy procedures, disciplinary procedures and TUPE provisions.

    Jack’s understanding in employment law allows him to advise professional and lay clients alike.

    Contentious Probate

    Challenging the Will of a loved one can be a difficult and complex process. Jack has a deep understanding of the Inheritance (Provision of Family Dependants) Act 1975 and has advised numerous people on the prospects of a claim.

    Jack is able to guide the full range of clients no matter how big or small the estate of the Deceased is.

    Immigration

    Jack has represented the Secretary of State in numerous immigration appeal hearings in London. From his time in immigration law, Jack has developed a clear understanding of the law and is able to advise clients on the best way to present their case.

    Qualifications

    Cardiff University – Bsc Econ Hons

    University of the West of England – GDL

    Cardiff University – BPTC – Very Competent

    Memberships

    Family Law Bar Association

    AMICUS

    Advocates for International Development

    Resolution

    Awards

    Sir Marshall Hall Pupillage Award (2016)

    The International Legal and Professional Development Grant for the International Law Weekend, New York USA (2017)

    Appointments

    Bar Representative – South Hampshire Junior Lawyers Division (2016)

    Articles

    Probate – Illot v The Blue Cross (2017)

    Employment – R (on behalf of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (2017)

    Family – MS v MN (2017)

    Family – FF v KF (2017)

    Family – Owens v Owens (2017)

    Family – R v B and Capita Trustees [2017][/2017]

    Employment – Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd (2017)