Henry Mainwaring (2001)

Henry Mainwaring (2001)

First Class Honours, Oxford University
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2001 Public Access Accredited
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General Information

"We were extremely pleased with the work Mr Mainwaring undertook in this case. A telephone conference I had with Counsel immediately prior to the hearing demonstrated Counsel had prepared the case in great detail. Counsel achieved a great result and I was particularly impressed with Counsel's overall conduct of this case. His views were very much endorsed when the papers were returned and I could not fail to notice that the trial bundle had been meticulously tabbed and cross-referenced. To me, as a senior member of a firm of Solicitors, it demonstrated the amount of work Counsel had spent in preparing for the trial in this case." Jeffrey Palmer, Croftons LLP

"We came out of the proceedings with a very positive outcome and I was extremely impressed with the way you clearly articulated my position." Adam Lucas, lay client.

"Thanks for all your efforts and the excellent result!" - Julia Smedley, Spencers Solicitors

"...Henry Mainwaring did an excellent job. He was extremely professional throughout and had obviously done his homework prior to the trial.  I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any future case". Nigel Steffens, CEO Fespa Limite

Henry has a mixed common law practice, with both advisory and advocacy elements in the areas of Commercial/Contract, Professional Regulation/Professional Negligence and Personal Injury/Inquests. Known for his meticulous preparation, he combines diligent hard work with a keen understanding of the law and a pragmatic and down to earth approach. Approachable and friendly, Henry works hard to achieve the quickest and most cost effective solutions. He lives in London and his practice takes him nationwide.

Specialist Areas:

Commercial Contract.

Henry completed his pupillage at Atkin Chambers, specialising in building and construction disputes. With wide experience in buidling diputes, including adjudications and arbitrations, Henry's practice covers a wide spectum of contractual disputes. His practice includes a range of areas in the commercial context, including the sale of goods and the supply of services. As well as providing litigation advice and advocacy, Henry frequently advises on and drafts contracts for clients, including the insurance, parking and sports industries. In the context of litigation, Henry’s work ethic is to identify at an early stage the needs of the client and to help bring the matter to a speedy and commercially sensible conclusion through the courts or, if appropriate, mediation.

Professional Regulation/Professional Negligence.

Henry is a member of the Association for Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers. Over many years, he has obtained a wide experience of professional regulatory matters and has acted for many respondents within this context. He has acted in matters before the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal, the Chartered Insurance Institute of Costs Lawyers, the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, among others. Typically, Henry will defend professionals facing serious disciplinary charges which have the potential to end their careers. He has represented professionals facing allegations of fraud, theft, sexual misconduct, gross negligence, and clinical competency before tribunals of first instance, and within the context of appeals to the High Court. He has a very successful record in such matters and comes highly recommended.

He also advises in relation to partnership disputes. Henry is a qualified mediator and has undertaken work in numerous successful mediations, both as Counsel and as mediator. The professional regulatory aspect of Henry’s practice dovetails with the work which he undertakes in the field of negligence more generally.

Clincal Negligence/Personal Injury / Inquests.

Henry has a successful track record of advising and appearing in clincial negligence claims, as well as serious personal injury claims more generally, including industrial accidents. He is Head of the Clerksroom Inquests Group and is regularly instructed by the largest unions to represent their members at inquests and public inquiries. He is often instructed by both insurers and families to protect their interests in the context of fatal accidents.


Henry frequently appears in the Senior Courts Costs Office as an advocate at detailed assessments. His broad experience obtained over 15 years means that he is well placed to understand the underlying litigation, and therefore to achive very good results for his clients.




Areas of Law

Henry Mainwaring (2001) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Commercial Arbitration & ADR inc Adjudication
  • Costs
  • Inquests
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Regulation
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Road Traffic
  • Technology & Construction inc Adjudication

Outside of these key areas of law, Henry Mainwaring (2001) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Henry direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

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Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.


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