Robin Henry > Collyer Bristow LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Collyer Bristow LLP
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Financial Services, Banking and financial Disputes


Partner: Robin’s main areas of expertise are financial services, financial disputes and insolvency and corporate recovery. He has wide experience of both contentious and non-contentious banking and insolvency matters, with an emphasis on financial markets work and distressed debt. He has acted for many clients in relation to misselling of forex, and other derivatives, and interest rate swaps. Robin gained experience of distressed debt trading from being seconded to Morgan Stanley and has since advised clients in this area, including on Lehman and MF Global claims. He has worked for administrators, administrative receivers and fixed charge receivers appointed in respect of numerous companies, involving both business and property sales. With regard to contentious insolvency, Robin’s experience includes actions for mortgage fraud and other claims and investigations brought by Insolvency Practitioners against companies and directors. He has also defended directors against claims brought by IPs and negotiated on behalf of companies in debt restructuring negotiations.


Trainee solicitor at Mills & Reeve, 1989-1991; Associate at Mills & Reeve, 1991-1996; Senior Lecturer, University of West London, 1996-2002; Supervising Associate at Simmons & Simmons, 2002-2012; Partner at Davenport Lyons, 2012-2014; Partner at Collyer Bristow, 2014 to date.


Robin is a member of R3 and the Insolvency Lawyers Association.


CPE and Law Society Finals, the College of Law, Guildford, 1987-1989; Politics and Modern History, Edinburgh University, 1983-1987; University of Pennsylvania, 1985-1986; King Edward VI School, Norwich, 1976-1982.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Collyer Bristow LLP is primarily a claimant firm and conflict-free in relation to disputes with the major financial institutions. The team advises on disputes involving derivatives, Forex, assignment of bank debts, and distressed debt trading, along with syndicated lending, securitisation, and unregulated collective investment schemes. It has also expanded into aviation financing and crypto-currency disputes. Banking and financial disputes group head Stephen Rosen, commercial disputes head Richard ViegasJanine Alexander and Robin Henry are the principal advisers.