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

Collyer Bristow LLP
St Martin’s Court
10 Paternoster Row

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 the 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 > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Collyer Bristow LLP‘s practice covers contracts, torts, civil fraud, trusts, insolvencies and cross-border claims. The team also assists with boardroom, partnership, shareholder and joint venture disputes. Robin Henry is disputes head; Jeff Roberts acts in commercial disputes and company litigation; and Janine Alexander assists with banking, finance and litigation funding disputes. In May 2022, the practice hired Shakespeare Martineau LLP‘s former London disputes head David Vaughan, while former commercial disputes leader Richard Viegas departed during 2021 for Taylor Wessing LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Collyer Bristow LLP‘s highly international banking litigation practice handles disputes relating to cryptocurrency, consumer lending and alleged market manipulation. Robin Henry and Janine Alexander are key figures in the team.