"He's excellent. He applies his advice in a practical way."
Chambers & Partners
Henry has been advising individuals, institutions and companies for over 20 years on a broad range of issues affecting all types of property, most notably within a rural context.
Quite apart from acting on the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial, agricultural and residential properties, Henry advises on mineral issues, wind farms, overage, the release and enforcement of covenants, easements, first registrations, estate management issues and matters relating to common land and village greens. He also advises clients on realising the potential of their land through promotion and development agreements.
Henry is the co-author, with Christopher Jessel, of "Farms and Estates: a Conveyancer's Guide" and he contributes regularly to the firm's Agricultural Estates Newsletter. He is ranked as a Leading Individual both in Chambers (Agricultural and Rural Affairs) and in Legal 500 (Agriculture and Estates).
What the legal directories say:
- A purveyor of advice "practically given" and "quickly delivered" Chambers & Partners
- A "really good all-round lawyer" Chambers & Partners
- A lawyer who "simplifies complex issues" Legal 500
- Part of a team who "work exceptionally well together" with "a good balance of flair and industry", who "complement each other with a blend of experience and youth" and who are valued for their "business acumen and industry knowledge".
Recent experience includes:
- Advising on the terms of an option for a wind farm operator to take a lease of a turbine site in Wales over common land;
- Negotiating the terms of a lease of half a bridge, the turnover rent being based on the income received from the bridge;
- Negotiating the terms of a development agreement between four landowners and a developer;
- Advising on the sale of a stud in Newmarket by four separate sellers including issues relating to the stud's employees and the Single Farm Payment entitlements.
Who we help
Henry advises on all the major property issues facing landed estates and institutional landowners. These include sales and purchases, development agreements, overage arrangements, landlord and tenant issues (whether agricultural, commercial or residential), wind farm leases and other renewables issues, mineral leases, the release and enforcement of covenants, easements, first registrations and matters relating to common land and village greens. Go to Landed estates
Henry acts for a number of charities and advises on the particular property requirements facing charities, including Section 36 requirements and taxation issues arising on development and overage arrangements. Go to Charities & social enterprises
Henry acts for a number of schools and advises on the particular property requirements facing schools, including taxation issues which arise on development and, for schools which are charities, Section 36 requirements. Go to Schools