Henson, Philip
Henson, Philip - Partner, Solicitor

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Location: London

Specialism: Employment

Henson, Philip


Philip Henson is a Partner and Head of the Employment team. He is an experienced employment lawyer, qualified mediator and an astute negotiator. He is also qualified as a Solicitor (non-Practicing) in the Republic of Ireland.

He advises employers (from start-ups to global corporations) on a full range of employment related issues and litigation in the Employment Tribunal.

Philip has appeared as an employment law expert on BBC News; Sky News; ITN and BBC Radio; lectured for CIPD; and published legal articles/columns for the national, HR and trade press. He has also contributed to a working party of the Employment Lawyers Association that provided submissions to the UK Government (The Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry) on ensuring strong UK equalities legislation after Brexit.

Philip also represents senior directors (usually at FTSE 250 companies) in complex and high value board room disputes; and supports women in the City in high value harassment claims.

Philip is the Editor of City Solicitor Magazine and the Vice-Chair of Deen City Farm and Riding School (in South West London). He also enjoys writing screenplays, and collaborating with talented film makers as an executive producer.

Professional qualifications
  • Harvard Law School Negotiation and Leadership Course
  • Regent’s University – Accredited Mediation Course
  • Nottingham Law School (LPC)
  • The University Of Leicester (LL.B Hons)
Industry sectors
  • Creative, Technology, Media and Film
  • Professional Services
  • Retail/Fashion/Hospitality
  • Financial Services (City of London)
Recent work
  • Assisting large US and Chinese corporations in setting up operations in the UK/expanding to Europe
  • Complex TUPE litigation in the Employment Tribunal
Previous employment
  • Bargate Murray
Professional memberships
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • City of London Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
  • English