Called to the Bar:1988

Silk:2018

  • A silk of huge intellect, with the ability to deploy it to maximum advantage in whatever the arena, Edward Henry QC is a phenomenon at all stages of a case. Astonishing advocacy skills have earned the respect of clients, colleagues and the judiciary alike: he is a force to be reckoned with.

    Corporate & Financial Crime 

    Edward Henry is known for his enormous intellect and sharp judgement. He is able to digest vast amounts of complex material and to efficiently communicate accessible advice and arguments, whether to a client or jury. He is frequently instructed in the most complex and high profile cases within the field of corporate and financial crime, from investigation stage through to the highest level of appeal. He is highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues such as expert evidence and has a proven track record in developing procedural arguments (Abuse of Process, Disclosure and PII) which have repeatedly stopped major prosecutions. His client care is exceptional and his advocacy is revered; he is the full package and absolutely what a client should expect from a senior barrister at the top of their game.

    Crime

    Edward Henry has dedicated his career to defence work. He is sought out to defend the most serious and high profile crimes at all stages of the process and is frequently instructed to adopt a case at appeal to provide the greatest opportunity of success for the client. He has a proven track record in developing procedural arguments (Abuse of Process, Disclosure and PII) which have repeatedly stopped major prosecutions. His client care is faultless and his advocacy sets him apart, he is a tremendous criminal practitioner.

    Regulatory 

    Edward Henry has experience of a vast spectrum of industries, their regulation and the tribunals that adjudicate on them. He exclusively defends for professionals who require his keen understanding of the nuances of their profession and the skilled execution of their case that he delivers, whether in advice or in hearing. He has an incredible success record and often manages to stop a case with his procedural arguments.

    Reviews 

    Chambers UK 2020: Crime – Band 5

    Legal 500 2020: Crime – 2018 Silk

    ‘He has a very commanding court presence, and comes across like someone at the very top of his game.’ ‘He has a brain the size of a planet.’ ‘A compassionate and skilful QC who goes the extra mile for his clients.’ Chambers UK Crime (2020)

    ‘He really excels in front of a jury.’ Legal 500 Crime (2020)

    ‘A game changer with a fantastic grasp of experts – if you get arrested, choose him.’ Legal 500 Crime (2018)

    ‘Extremely bright, and not afraid to use it – and utterly charming too.’ Legal 500 Fraud: Crime (2018)

    ‘Edward commands the respect of judges and his peers, and it is a real pleasure to listen to him in court.’ Chambers UK Crime (2018)

    ‘At his finest when he is on his feet. He has eloquence to his submissions, and he conveys his argument concisely and in an attractive manner.’ Chambers UK (2018)

    ‘When instructed, he really makes a difference to a case.’ Legal 500 Financial Crime (2017)

    ‘Highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues, including expert evidence and abuse of process. He regularly receives plaudits from market sources for his client-handling skills.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2017)

    ‘He deploys his huge intellect with great skill.’ Legal 500 Financial Crime (2016)

    Appointments

    • Fine Cell Work – Trustee and Deputy Chair
    • Release – Trustee
    • Judicial Appointments Commission Advisory Group – co-opted from 2011-2015 as Bar Representative

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
    • Bar Pro Bono Group
    • Criminal Bar Association Representative on Bar Council 2009-2014
    • Financial Services Lawyers Association
    • Justice
    • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association
    • Public Access Bar Association
    • South Eastern Circuit Executive 2006-2009

    Education 

    • Dip Law
    • BA (Hons) (Cantab)

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    Recent Cases

    News

    • Rape conviction quashed in the court of appeal

      Edward Henry QC (instructed by Shaw Graham Kersh) succeeded in overturning a wrongful conviction for rape on 19th Nov 2019 before the Court of Appeal (Bean LJ, Laing J, and Sir Nicholas Blake).Edward took over the Appellant’s case in February 2019, ...

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    • Edward Henry QC to speak at Doctors' Association UK panel event

      Edward is joining the panel to discuss ‘What do we mean by a “Just Culture” in the NHS?'The panel comprises Patient Safety Congress speakers Scott Morrish, Susanna Stanford, Clare Holt and Jenny Vaughan.The event takes place at Friends M...

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    • Edward Henry QC speaks at LawNet Risk Management Seminar 2019

      The seminar, in connection with QBE and Marsh, took place on Friday 21st July.Mr Henry spoke on “Criminal liability for Law firms: Money Laundering and the Criminal Finance Act - things that Law firms need to demonstrate”.

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    • Edward Henry QC addressed the Turkish Ethics and Reputation Society

      Edward Henry QC addressed the Turkish Ethics and Reputation Society (TEID) on the UK Bribery Act at TEID’s First Annual FCPA-UKBA Seminar in Istanbul on 18th June. Edward presented a comparative analysis of the respective anti-bribery and corruption...

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    • Edward Henry QC addressed the Law Officers' Department in Saint Helier

      Edward Henry QC addressed the Law Officers’ Department in Saint Helier, Jersey on 12th June on medicinal cannabis investments and their status under the prevalent Anti-Money Laundering and Confiscation regimes.

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    • Edward Henry QC speaks at AIJA Art Law Today seminar

      Mr Henry spoke on “A Short History of Art Fraud”.

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    • Congratulations to Edward Henry and Selva Ramasamy who have been appointed Queen's Counsel

      QEB Hollis Whiteman is delighted to announce that Edward Henry and Selva Ramasamy have been appointed Queen's Counsel. They were formally appointed as Silks on 26th February 2018.

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    • Supreme Court rules sale of 'grey-market' goods a criminal offence

      Edward Henry, led by Henry Blaxland QC and instructed by the Stokoe Partnership, appeared for the first appellant in this landmark test case for trade mark owners. (R v M, C, T (2017)).The appellants were alleged to have imported and sold trademarked good...

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    • Edward Henry is ranked as a Leader in his Field in Crime in Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018

      Details of the rankings and commentaries will be published in November 2017 in the Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018. 

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    • Edward Henry defends in historic sexual offences Court Martial

      QEB Hollis Whiteman barrister Edward Henry recently defended a former member of the armed services accused of historic serious sexual offences upon a fellow recruit, including multiple allegations of assault and a single charge of threats to kill. These p...

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    • Edward Henry acts for Company Director in appeal against disqualification

      QEB HW member acted for a company director in his appeal against a two year disqualification order imposed for contravention of The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007. The appeal was successful and was quashed by the Court of Appeal.

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    • Edward Henry represents Lord Cardigan as he wins appeal

      QEB Hollis Whiteman member Edward Henry appeared on behalf of the Earl of Cardigan at Swindon Crown Court in his appeal against conviction for a public order offence. Lord Cardigan's appeal was allowed.Read media reports HERE: Gazette & Herald Article 

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    • Prosecution offer no evidence against Royal Agricultural University students accused of rape

      QEB Barristers Eleanor Laws QC (instructed by BCL) and Edward Henry (instructed by Shaw Graham Kersh) represented the first and second defendants in the trial of four men accused of rape following the Royal Agricultural University’s May ball in 2014...

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    • R v Tony Morris

      Tony Morris was unanimously acquitted of allegations of defrauding pension funds of £52m. The SFO alleged that Tony Morris, the former CEO of The Money Portal plc, had corrupted a pension trustee into disinvesting £52m of pension funds from gilts and rein...

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    Articles

    • The Equaliser: challenging cash forfeiture under POCA

      Levelling the Balance of Probabilities in cash forfeitureThe MPC v X, City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court Introduction How do you prevent over £110,000 of cash hidden under the floorboards from being forfeited to the police? Criminal propert...

    • Edward Henry QC considers cannabidiol in food and drinks: What does the future hold?

      Last October, the EU Novel Foods Committee met to consider the evidence on certain hemp derived products, including Cannabidiol [CBD], to evaluate whether they had been widely used for human consumption within the EU prior to the 15th of May 1997, being t...

    • What the Bar can learn from US trial lawyers: Edward Henry QC writes in Counsel magazine

      Edward Henry QC asks if it is time to revisit US advocacy style? Read his article on Counsel magazine's website, here.

    • Cheating the public revenue (R v Lunn)

      Should a series of tax cheats be charged as a single count or as a series of individual counts? 

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    • Examining deferred prosecution agreements - SFO and Rolls-Royce

      Edward Henry argues that a widespread move towards entering into deferred prosecution agreements could result in a

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    • Edward Henry analyses the findings of the Lammy Review on BAME defendants for Lexis Nexis PSL

      Corporate Crime analysis: Edward Henry, a barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman specialising in crime, business crime and regulatory law analyses the recent findings of the Lammy Review on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) defendants.

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    • Edward Henry Considers the High Court Guidance on Wasted Cost Applications for Lexis Nexis

      Edward Henry is interviewed by Lexis Nexis for their Lexis PSL Corporate Crime series on the implications of the decision in R v Cornish for wasted costs applications.

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    • Edward Henry comments on NAO report on the criminal justice system

    • Piercing the Corporate Veil

      Download the interview with Lexis PSL in their Corporate Crime analysis below.

      Reproduced with kind permission of Lexis Nexis.

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    • Edward Henry comments on the Bribery Act 2010

    • Edward Henry comments on the future plans of the SFO

      Interviewed by Jon Robbins of Lexis Nexis, Ed Henry considers David Green’s recent speech in which he outlined future plans for and challenges faced by the SFO.

      View Article

    • Naming Names of Rogue PIs?

      Edward Henry comments on the further developments in the exchanges between Keith Vaz MP and the Information Commissioner over the possible revelation of the identity of clients of private investigators under investigation.The Information Commissioner's Of...

    • Expert Evidence

      Recent Developments in the Use of Experts and Admissibility of Expert Evidence � An International Perspective. From a talk at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada at the Second National Forum on Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings.

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    • Forensic lip-reading

      Mary Luckham of London University examines a landmark case in which Edward Henry challenged the reliability of forensic lip-reading.

      View Article

  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    Able to master the most complex of cases and with incredibly astute strategic judgement, Edward Henry QC continues to be amongst the best in the field of corporate crime; his instruction makes a difference.

    Overview 

    Edward Henry is known for his enormous intellect and sharp judgement. He is able to digest vast amounts of complex material and to efficiently communicate accessible advice and arguments, whether to a client or jury. He is frequently instructed in the most complex and high profile cases within the field of corporate and financial crime, from investigation stage through to the highest level of appeal. He is highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues such as expert evidence and has a proven track record in developing procedural arguments (Abuse of Process, Disclosure and PII) which have repeatedly stopped major prosecutions. His client care is exceptional and his advocacy is revered; he is the full package and absolutely what a client should expect from a senior barrister at the top of their game.

    Experience 

    Edward Henry has a formidable track record in the field and is frequently instructed in the most difficult and high profile cases at all stages of proceedings, from their inception to their ultimate appeal. In recent years his work has included: drafting written submissions that successfully persuaded the Crown Prosecution Service to drop a tax fraud prosecution brought against a high profile client; the successful defence of a former CEO of The Money Portal who faced a £60m pension fraud allegation brought by the SFO; appearing for the first appellant in the Supreme Court in a landmark test case for trade mark owners concerning whether the trade in ‘grey goods’ was criminalised by s.92 Trademarks Act 1994. Edward’s current corporate crime defence instructions include: an alleged £12.5 million fraud on a Russian oligarch; representing the CEO of a renowned charity, who is accused of fraud and large scale theft; and representing a senior executive in the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce.  Edward also regularly advises on the Proceeds of Crime Act and whether Suspicious Activity Reports should be or ought to have been made.

    Edward is a regular contributor to various publications, writing on a wide range of topics within the field. Topics have included: tax evasion offences; Deferred Prosecution Agreements; piercing the corporate veil; the Bribery Act.

    Despite being recognised for his impressive intellect, Edward maintains a very easy and approachable client manner; he puts people at ease with his likeability as much as with his obvious skill and juries just love him.

    Notable Cases

    R v M (on appeal to UKSC as MCT v R)
    Landmark intellectual property prosecution that will decide whether the trade in “grey goods” is caught by s.92 Trademarks Act 1994 (St Albans Crown Court, Court of Appeal Criminal Division, Supreme Court).

    R v Crickmore
    Represented a solicitor and Coroner of Gloucester charged with £2m theft from the practice client account (Southwark Crown Court).

    Reviews

    ‘Extremely bright, and not afraid to use it – and utterly charming too.’ Legal 500 Fraud: Crime (2018)

    ‘Highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues, including expert evidence and abuse of process. He regularly receives plaudits from market sources for his client-handling skills.’ Chambers UK (2017)

    ‘He runs a silk's practice as a junior. He is extremely knowledgeable… He has good legal skills and is convincing in court.’ Chambers UK (2017)

    ‘A ‘terrific’ junior with a ‘phenomenal’ track record who specialises in all areas of general crime. He is particularly known for his expertise in serious organised crime, and is highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues, including expert evidence and abuse of process. He regularly receives plaudits from market sources for his client-handling skills.’  Chambers UK (2017)

    ‘When instructed, he really makes a difference to a case.’ Legal 500 (2017)

    ‘He deploys his huge intellect with great skill.’ Legal 500 (2016)

    Recent Cases

    News

    • Edward Henry QC speaks at LawNet Risk Management Seminar 2019

      The seminar, in connection with QBE and Marsh, took place on Friday 21st July.Mr Henry spoke on “Criminal liability for Law firms: Money Laundering and the Criminal Finance Act - things that Law firms need to demonstrate”.

    • Edward Henry QC addressed the Law Officers' Department in Saint Helier

      Edward Henry QC addressed the Law Officers’ Department in Saint Helier, Jersey on 12th June on medicinal cannabis investments and their status under the prevalent Anti-Money Laundering and Confiscation regimes.

    • Supreme Court rules sale of 'grey-market' goods a criminal offence

      Edward Henry, led by Henry Blaxland QC and instructed by the Stokoe Partnership, appeared for the first appellant in this landmark test case for trade mark owners. (R v M, C, T (2017)).The appellants were alleged to have imported and sold trademarked good...

    • Edward Henry acts for Company Director in appeal against disqualification

      QEB HW member acted for a company director in his appeal against a two year disqualification order imposed for contravention of The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007. The appeal was successful and was quashed by the Court of Appeal.

    Articles

  • One of the brightest at the Criminal Bar, Edward Henry QC has a reputation for defending cleverly, creatively and tirelessly. Known for his brilliant legal arguments and exceptional advocacy, he is someone to have in your corner.

    Overview 

    Edward Henry has dedicated his career to defence work. He is sought out to defend the most serious and high profile crimes at all stages of the process and is frequently instructed to adopt a case at appeal to provide the greatest opportunity of success for the client. He has a proven track record in developing procedural arguments (Abuse of Process, Disclosure and PII) which have repeatedly stopped major prosecutions. His client care is faultless and his advocacy sets him apart, he is a tremendous criminal practitioner.

    Experience 

    Edward is a leading specialist in defence whose practice encompasses all forms of serious crime. He has been instructed to act in over 40 murder trials, cases of terrorism (IRA, Tamil Tiger and Al Qaeda), serious sexual assault, serious drugs, money laundering, immigration fraud, people trafficking and firearms. His capacity to think outside of the box means he often argues novel and successful points of law. He has, against the odds, succeeded in staying historic sexual abuse allegations, and has successfully overturned convictions as fresh counsel on appeal.

    In 2016 Edward played a decisive and leading role in dismantling the prosecution case in the widely reported "Cirencester Four" Royal Agricultural University gang rape trial in which the defendants were acquitted.

    In 2015 his disclosure submissions were instrumental in forcing the Prosecution to offer no evidence against those charged with assisting Dale Cregan, the quadruple murderer, whilst he was on the run.

    Edward is widely regarded for his expertise in matters involving experts and disclosure. His cross-examination of a lip-reading expert, following extensive analysis of her evidence in previous cases, led to her being abandoned in other cases and he was invited to speak on Newsnight about the case. 

    Edward’s experience in professional regulation places him particularly well to represent professionals facing criminal charges, whether in tandem with regulatory proceedings or independent of them. He has vast experience of financial, legal, education, medical and military regulation, their rules and procedures and uses them to great effect in the criminal sphere. Recently at a court martial, Edward successfully defended a former member of the armed services against charges of historic sexual offences upon a fellow recruit which were alleged to have taken place in the 1970s. He has also recently successfully defended an accountant against rape charges, as well as countless medical practitioners against the full spectrum of offences.

    He is asked to advise on professional negligence and liability in the context of criminal claims and was on the Solicitors Indemnity Fund panel of advisors. After the demise of the SIF he continued to receive instructions in this field. 

    Edward has broadcast on issues of criminal law and human rights for the BBC on The Moral Maze, Five Live, and News 24. He has also been interviewed on Newsnight and by ITN. He appeared with Koo Stark, his former client, on Daybreak in 2013 campaigning against the legal aid “reforms”.

    Edward is currently instructed to defend a high profile celebrity in relation to historic Operation Yew Tree allegations.

    A courtroom favourite, Edward Henry does not disappoint, he is known for his clever tactics and for being at his absolute best, on his feet.

    Notable Cases

    R v F (2015)
    Successful defence of man accused of a campaign of gunpoint rape (Croydon Crown Court).

    R v P  (2015)
    Successful defence of an accountant charged with sexual assault (Chelmsford Crown Court).

    R v B (2015)
    Successful defence of a fruit and vegetable trader charged with two counts of large scale cannabis smuggling (Kingston Crown Court).

    Earl of Cardigan (2014)
    Edward Henry represented David Brundell-Bruce, Earl of Cardigan in criminal proceedings at Chippenham Magistrates Court.

    R v Koo Stark (2013)
    Edward Henry represented Ms Koo Stark, the internationally renowned photographer and the former girlfriend of the Duke of York, charged with a serious art theft.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2020: Crime – Band 5

    Legal 500 2020: Crime – 2018 Silk

    ‘He has a very commanding court presence, and comes across like someone at the very top of his game.’ ‘He has a brain the size of a planet.’ ‘A compassionate and skilful QC who goes the extra mile for his clients.’ Chambers UK Crime (2020)

    ‘He really excels in front of a jury.’ Legal 500 Crime (2020)

    ‘A game changer with a fantastic grasp of experts – if you get arrested, choose him.’ Legal 500 Crime (2018)

    ‘Edward commands the respect of judges and his peers, and it is a real pleasure to listen to him in court.’ Chambers UK (2018)

    ‘At his finest when he is on his feet. He has eloquence to his submissions, and he conveys his argument concisely and in an attractive manner.’ Chambers UK (2018)

    ‘A terrific junior with a phenomenal track record who specialises in all areas of general crime. He is particularly known for his expertise in serious organised crime, and is highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues, including expert evidence and abuse of process. He regularly receives plaudits from market sources for his client-handling skills.’ Chambers UK (2017)

    ‘He runs a silk's practice as a junior. He is extremely knowledgeable and a great jury advocate.’ ‘He has good legal skills and is convincing in court.’ Chambers UK (2017)

    Recent Cases

    News

    • Rape conviction quashed in the court of appeal

      Edward Henry QC (instructed by Shaw Graham Kersh) succeeded in overturning a wrongful conviction for rape on 19th Nov 2019 before the Court of Appeal (Bean LJ, Laing J, and Sir Nicholas Blake).Edward took over the Appellant’s case in February 2019, ...

    • Edward Henry defends in historic sexual offences Court Martial

      QEB Hollis Whiteman barrister Edward Henry recently defended a former member of the armed services accused of historic serious sexual offences upon a fellow recruit, including multiple allegations of assault and a single charge of threats to kill. These p...

    • Edward Henry represents Lord Cardigan as he wins appeal

      QEB Hollis Whiteman member Edward Henry appeared on behalf of the Earl of Cardigan at Swindon Crown Court in his appeal against conviction for a public order offence. Lord Cardigan's appeal was allowed.Read media reports HERE: Gazette & Herald Article 

    • Prosecution offer no evidence against Royal Agricultural University students accused of rape

      QEB Barristers Eleanor Laws QC (instructed by BCL) and Edward Henry (instructed by Shaw Graham Kersh) represented the first and second defendants in the trial of four men accused of rape following the Royal Agricultural University’s May ball in 2014...

    Articles

    • What the Bar can learn from US trial lawyers: Edward Henry QC writes in Counsel magazine

      Edward Henry QC asks if it is time to revisit US advocacy style? Read his article on Counsel magazine's website, here.

    • Cheating the public revenue (R v Lunn)

      Should a series of tax cheats be charged as a single count or as a series of individual counts? 

      View Article

    • Edward Henry analyses the findings of the Lammy Review on BAME defendants for Lexis Nexis PSL

      Corporate Crime analysis: Edward Henry, a barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman specialising in crime, business crime and regulatory law analyses the recent findings of the Lammy Review on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) defendants.

      View Article

       

    • Edward Henry comments on NAO report on the criminal justice system

    • Edward Henry comments on the Bribery Act 2010

    • Edward Henry comments on the future plans of the SFO

      Interviewed by Jon Robbins of Lexis Nexis, Ed Henry considers David Green’s recent speech in which he outlined future plans for and challenges faced by the SFO.

      View Article

    • Naming Names of Rogue PIs?

      Edward Henry comments on the further developments in the exchanges between Keith Vaz MP and the Information Commissioner over the possible revelation of the identity of clients of private investigators under investigation.The Information Commissioner's Of...

    • Expert Evidence

      Recent Developments in the Use of Experts and Admissibility of Expert Evidence � An International Perspective. From a talk at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada at the Second National Forum on Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings.

      View Article

    • Forensic lip-reading

      Mary Luckham of London University examines a landmark case in which Edward Henry challenged the reliability of forensic lip-reading.

      View Article

  • One of those rare barristers who combine phenomenal criminal advocacy skills with a formidable and forensic intellect, Edward Henry QC's practice in this field has gone from strength to strength.

    Overview

    Edward Henry has experience of a vast spectrum of industries, their regulation and the tribunals that adjudicate on them. He exclusively defends for professionals who require his keen understanding of the nuances of their profession and the skilled execution of their case that he delivers, whether in advice or in hearing. He has an incredible success record and often manages to stop a case with his procedural arguments.

    Experience 

    Edward Henry has considerable regulatory experience, defending police officers, solicitors, accountants, and medical professionals in the criminal courts, tribunals and beyond into related hearings in other legal areas, such as coroner’s inquests. He is favoured by unions and private paying clients alike for his commitment, client care and results.

    Edward’s record before the NMC is exemplary; two of his last three cases have been stayed on abuse of process, the final case was demolished at half time when Edward demonstrated that the NMC’s witnesses had been colluding on Facebook. He was instructed by the Medical Defence Union.

    Edward has recently successfully refuted dishonesty charges for an accountant before the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA v P) and diverted another accountant from the disciplinary process by his advice.

    Edward is most frequently before the Medical Protection Tribunal Service, representing Doctor’s at the most critical time of their career, often with outstanding success.

    He also has experience of Student Disciplinary Hearings, the General Dental Council and of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants In England and Wales.

    Edward’s expertise across the criminal, financial and regulatory forums place him exceptionally well to deal with any allegation a professional may face, whether brought by their regulator or another prosecuting authority; he is accomplished across all disciplines.

    Notable Cases

    Dr K (2015)
    Successfully opposed conditions upon registration in relation to a consultant psychiatrist.

    Dr O (2015)
    Successful defence of GP accused of falsifying records and failing to treat patient in latter stages of palliative care.

    Reviews

    ‘A compassionate and skilful QC who goes the extra mile for his clients.’ Chambers UK (2020)

    ‘Extremely bright, and not afraid to use it – and utterly charming too.’ Legal 500 (2018)

    ‘At his finest when he is on his feet. He has eloquence to his submissions, and he conveys his argument concisely and in an attractive manner.’ Chambers UK (2018)

    ‘Highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues, including expert evidence and abuse of process. He regularly receives plaudits from market sources for his client-handling skills.’ Chambers UK (2017)

    ‘When instructed, he really makes a difference to a case.’ Legal 500 (2017)

    ‘He deploys his huge intellect with great skill.’ Legal 500 (2016)

    Recent Cases

    • Edward Henry recently defended Dr Z before the MPTS on charges of dishonesty and alleged clinical incompetence.

    • Edward Henry successfully refuted accusations of dishonesty re misappropriation of client money before ACCA.

    • Edward Henry represented a consultant on numerous charges of dishonesty arising from his CV and response to the investigative process before he obtained legal representation.

    • Successful defence of consultant on charges of sexual assault and misconduct; short suspension in respect of other (non-sexual) matters.

    • Succeeded in discharging conditions imposed at earlier IOT hearing.

    News

    • Edward Henry QC to speak at Doctors' Association UK panel event

      Edward is joining the panel to discuss ‘What do we mean by a “Just Culture” in the NHS?'The panel comprises Patient Safety Congress speakers Scott Morrish, Susanna Stanford, Clare Holt and Jenny Vaughan.The event takes place at Friends M...

    • Edward Henry defends in historic sexual offences Court Martial

      QEB Hollis Whiteman barrister Edward Henry recently defended a former member of the armed services accused of historic serious sexual offences upon a fellow recruit, including multiple allegations of assault and a single charge of threats to kill. These p...

    • Edward Henry represents Lord Cardigan as he wins appeal

      QEB Hollis Whiteman member Edward Henry appeared on behalf of the Earl of Cardigan at Swindon Crown Court in his appeal against conviction for a public order offence. Lord Cardigan's appeal was allowed.Read media reports HERE: Gazette & Herald Article 

    Articles

    • Edward Henry QC considers cannabidiol in food and drinks: What does the future hold?

      Last October, the EU Novel Foods Committee met to consider the evidence on certain hemp derived products, including Cannabidiol [CBD], to evaluate whether they had been widely used for human consumption within the EU prior to the 15th of May 1997, being t...