Henry Lamb > Fourteen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Henry practices in all areas of family law but has a particularly keen interest in cases with a foreign element and cases concerning medical treatment. Heregularly acts in wardship cases and cases concerning adoptions with a foreign element. Henry was instructed by the Local Authority in the case of the London Borough of Brent v S (2009) EWCA 1593 (Fam) which was a wardship case involving a 17 year old who wished to return to his country of origin. He had no relatives in this country and therefore no person to exercise parental responsibility for him and did not know whether his family were alive or where they were living in his country of origin. The case considered the duties of a Local Authority in such circumstances and the test to be considered in such cases. He also specialises in cases dealing with substance misuse and was counsel for the Local Authority in the case of The London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames v B (2011) 1 FLR 1345 which is the leading case in relation to hair strand testing for alcohol. He was instrumental in transferring the case to the High Court and persuading the court to hear that issue in the public interest of providing guidance to the lower courts in how to interpret such results.


Called 2004. Henry provided legal research for “The Step-Parent’s Parachute: The Four Cornerstones of Good Step-parenting” by Flora McEvedy.


FLBA; Legal Charities Committee member.


University College London, (LLB (Hons) First Class). Obtained the highest law degree results in his year. Degree Awards: Andrews Prize and Medal 2002-2003; One Garden Court Family Law Prize 2002-2003; Dean’s list of Excellence and Prize 2002-2003; Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize; Linklaters and Alliance Law Prize. Scholarships & Bursaries: Hardwicke scholarship, Sir Thomas More bursary, Walter Wigglesworth scholarship.


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