Year of Call: 1988Bruce Henry is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who also specialises in
Exceptionally good with clients and provides clear and incisive advice.
Bruce Henry is a respected barrister with a busy employment practice. He is instructed by claimants and trade union members in discrimination, reasonable adjustment and other matters in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Bruce is extremely good with my clients; he easily sees things from their point of view and uses words that people understand. He puts clients at ease, and they are always happy to have the opportunity to sit down and talk things through with him.
Strengths include ready and speedy accessibility for instructing solicitor and a very practical and realistic approach to finding the best solution for clients.
He is an exceptionally pleasant character, very able, straightforward and technically very sound.
I am delighted at the service Bruce has given in some complex cases, getting to grips with huge amounts of information in record time and producing straightforward opinions which contain just the right amount of information and analysis for digestion by myself and my lay clients.
Always very well prepared and advocacy style is very well-tailored to the Employment Tribunal - tough but always appropriate in advocacy style.
Bruce goes the extra mile, preparing a suggested order for the Tribunal on a disclosure application, for example, and on the occasions where Bruce is not available for a hearing I generally try and get my case penciled in, just in case.
Bruce Henry has extensive knowledge of representing claimants in all areas of Employment Law, with particular emphasis on discrimination cases, including equal pay, unfair dismissal, and TUPE.
He has acted in large cases with multiple claimants securing six-figure awards. He has also represented trade unions as respondents as well as previously acting for several local and national firms, schools and local authorities.
Employment Barrister Bruce Henry has also volunteered as a pro bono legal adviser at a local Law Centre for the past 15 years.
If you have an Employment Law case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Employment Clerk Greg Highton on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], or fill out our contact form.
Inquests, Regulatory and Professional Discipline
Bruce Henry undertakes Inquest work including Article 2 and jury inquests.
As an Inquests and Regulatory Barrister, Bruce Henry draws upon his expertise in Employment Law when representing trade union members and professionals. He has experience representing individuals as ‘Interested Parties’ and family members of the deceased at Coroners Courts throughout the country.
Barrister Bruce Henry has represented many trade union members before professional disciplinary panels such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). He has knowledge of the standards of practice for a wide variety of professionals in healthcare and education including Midwives, Physiotherapists, Teachers, Social Workers, Podiatrists and Art Therapists.
If you have an Inquest, Public Inquiry, Regulatory, or Professional Discipline case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Clerks Paul Mander and Greg Highton on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected] or fill out our contact form.
For appropriate Employment and Professional Discipline cases, Bruce Henry will accept instructions from the general public on a direct access basis.
Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.
|Conference (Hourly):||£175 - £250 + VAT|
|Trial Hearings (Less than 5 Days):||£1250 - £5000 + VAT|
|Additional Days:||£750 + VAT|
|Pre-Trial Hearings:||£750 - £1250 + VAT|
|Advice and Preparation (Hourly):||£175 - £275 + VAT|
|Advice and Preparation (Hourly Rate):||£150 to 300 + VAT|
|Court Attendances (Day Rate):||£1000 to £4000 + VAT|
|Conferences (Hourly Rate):||£125 to 250 + VAT|
+ Reported Cases
- Birtenshaw v Oldfield (2019) succeeded in a claim for disability discrimination pursuant to s.15 of the Equality Act 2010 in Manchester Employment Tribunal when a prospective employer withdrew a job offer to a disabled applicant as a consequence of her disability.
- Kaley Sweetman v Fordent Properties Limited (2017) - Successful whistleblowing claim for care worker sacked for reporting the home to Care Quality Commission.
- Akinola v Kids Company (2016) - Information and consultation claim arising out of the liquidation of Kids Co - the charity which was in the news in 2015 when the government cancelled a grant for £3M.
- Chadderton v GMW & Arch Initiatives (2015) - Represented 7 Claimants at an ET hearing application of TUPE to a service provision change when an NHS Trust transferred activities to a charity. The case resulted in an appeal to EAT reported as Arch Initiatives v Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust & others at (2016) ICR 607.
- Lindop and Houldin (2015) - Disability discrimination ET claim and a five-figure sum awarded for Trade union discrimination and victimisation.
- Walker v West Cumbria Care and Support  ET 2406340/2015 reported by the MOJ.
- Legge v Prestige Homecare Ltd.  ET/2401324/14 reported in Practical Law - successfully secured reimbursement of issue fee paid by a trade union.
- Network Rail v Mockler  All ER (D) 203 - successfully represented Respondent to appeal against unfair dismissal dealing with a range of reasonable responses test and contributory fault.
- Lawrence v Prison Service  IRLR 468 - successfully represented Appellant in appeal to EAT on statutory grievance procedure in discrimination dismissals.
+ Professional Memberships
- Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
To check the availability of Barrister Bruce Henry for your Inquest, Regulatory, Professional Discipline or Employment Law case call our Senior Clerk Paul Mander on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], or fill out our contact form.