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Expertise
Henk practices in all of Chambers’ core areas, with a particular focus on: (1) personal injury (inc. claims against local authorities and claims involving allegations of fraud); (2) professional liability and clinical negligence; (3) travel law; (4) property, construction and housing disputes; and (5) claims arising out of the misuse of data.

Examples of recent instructions include:

  • Defending a clinical negligence claim arising out of an allegedly negligent hip replacement surgery.

  • Acting in and advising on professional negligence claims brought against building contractors and surveyors.

  • Defending personal injury claims brought under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, the Defective Premises Act 1972 and the Highways Act 1980.

  • Acting in and advising on the enforcement of a construction adjudication (c. £1m) in the TCC.

  • Acting for and against tour operators in contractual claims based on alleged failures to properly perform holiday services.

  • Acting for a local authority in a claim arising out of property damage allegedly caused by flooding on a highway.

  • Acting in service charge disputes in the FTT.

Awards

  • Lord Denning Scholarship (BPTC) - Lincoln's Inn

  • Accommodation Award (BPTC) - Lincoln's Inn

  • Lord Brougham Scholarship (GDL) - Lincoln's Inn

Education
Before converting to law and completing his BPTC in 2019, Henk obtained a BSc. Politics & Philosophy (first class) from the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he ranked first or second in the year across a number of philosophy/political theory modules.

Henk also has significant work experience, having previously worked in the investment banking division of a major international bank. This work experience helps him deliver a commercial, pragmatic and results-oriented service to his clients.

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