Mr Henk Soede > Deka Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Deka Chambers
3-5 Norwich Street


Henk Soede’s practice is focused principally on three core areas: personal injury and clinical negligence; property and construction disputes; and travel and private international law.

Henk has developed a specialist practice in the field of travel and private international law. He is a contributing editor to the leading practitioner text in this area, Saggerson on Travel Law and Litigation (7th Ed.).

Henk is frequently called on to advise in cases involving novel arguments under the Package Travel etc Regulations 2018. He is currently instructed (led by Sara Prager) in an ongoing representative action (£10m+) brought against several major tour operators under regulations 12 and 13 following the onset of the covid-19 pandemic.

Henk has built up expert knowledge in all private international law matters, including issues relating to jurisdiction, foreign applicable law and the enforcement of foreign judgments. He regularly writes and lectures on these areas.

Henk also acts in contractual disputes between travel business which necessitate detailed understanding of the package travel legislation landscape. He is presently instructed by a major UK tour operator as sole counsel in a high value arbitration concerning the covid-19 pandemic and various indemnity provisions linked to liability under package travel legislation.


  • GDL and BPTC, City University.
  • BSc. Politics & Philosophy (first class), London School of Economics & Political Science.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Henk SoedeDeka Chambers ‘Sharp technical knowledge and practical approach to tactical litigation.’