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 wide-ranging expertise encompasses contract disputes, high-value tort claims, professional negligence, civil fraud, trusts-related claims, contentious insolvency, and cross-border matters. The team also comprises specialists in e-commerce, competition law, insolvency, and Fintech and crypto currency. Robin Henry‘s commercial disputes caseload frequently involves cross-border aspects, while Stephen Rosen‘s ‘extensive commercial disputes experience gives him a real edge‘. Former partners Janine Alexander and David Vaughan departed the firm for Taggart Homes and Irwin Mitchell, respectively.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

The banking and financial disputes practice at Collyer Bristow LLP acts on a range of complex business disputes, ranging from high-value contract disputes and professional negligence claims, to contentious insolvency and trusts work. Fintech and crypto are key strengths of the team, as is competition. The team is ‘extremely good with clients’ and has ‘good domain knowledge’. Robin Henry, who specialises in complex FX derivative contracts and mis-selling claims mandates, chairs the practice.