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Chambers of Charles Gibson QC
Henderson Chambers
2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9DB
England

Work Department

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration; Group Actions; Banking and Financial Regulation; Civil Fraud; Product Liability; Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law

Position

Barrister, Queen’s Counsel

Career

Henry Warwick QC is a leading practitioner in commercial disputes. He is also a specialist in financial services, and in disputes arising from defective products. He is a seasoned practitioner in large scale Group Actions. He acts in a wide variety of disputes in the Business and Property Courts and has particular expertise in fraud and economic torts.

His significant recent cases include the Post Office Group Litigation, proceedings brought by the Libyan Investment Authority, the Seroxat Group Litigation, Chevron Corporation’s multi-billion dollar claim against funders of the Lago Agrio Litigation, and a range of financial regulatory matters including the widely reported unfair relationships case Axton v GE. Henry is closely involved in the law and Brexit. He acted for British expatriates in Miller v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and in General Court proceedings to annul measures inhibiting Brexit discussions.

Henry was appointed QC in 2020.  Before being called to the Bar, he qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and practised at Linklaters LLP.  He was Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, in 2006-07.

Languages

French.

Memberships

COMBAR (Committee Member); ALBA.

Education

Perse School, Cambridge; Bristol University (1996 Bsc Hons, first class); Cambridge University, Jesus College (2005 LLM International Law, first class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Henry Warwick QCHenderson ChambersHis written work is excellent and he’s never afraid to roll up his sleeves.

Henderson Chambers is ‘an excellent set for financial services regulatory matters‘ with a selection of ‘highly recommended‘ silks and juniors. There is a strong overlap with its market-leading work on the consumer credit end, and its members are regularly instructed by the major retail banks, financial services companies, and fintech providers. The set offers a wide range of expertise on contentious and non-contentious matters, where senior silks and juniors such as Richard Mawrey QC, William Hibbert and Julia Smith have long held sway. Other names of note include up-and-coming silks Toby Riley-Smith QC and Henry Warwick QC, who took silk in 2020, and Nazeer Chowdhury.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Henry Warwick QCHenderson ChambersHenry is a former solicitor so understands things from our side of the fence, he gets what it’s like and he provides clear advice.

Henderson Chambers is ‘at the forefront of consumer credit‘ and praised for its ‘strength-in-depth and availability‘. Its silks and juniors are ‘always very personable‘ and clients are ‘grateful for the commercial acumen they bring‘. The set is a popular with the major banks and several challenger banks, and members such as Richard Mawrey QC, Julia Smith and William Hibbert are very active on the advisory front. Notable case highlights included Toby Riley-Smith QC‘s advice to Intrum UK Finance on Intrum Finance v BaldwinHenry Warwick QC, who recently took silk, was also involved in Praetura Asset Finance v Prime Industries.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Henry Warwick QCHenderson ChambersVery methodical and thorough; clients value his clear advice.

London Bar > Consumer

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Henry Warwick QCHenderson ChambersA very hard-working and able barrister. A star silk in the making.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Henry Warwick QCHenderson ChambersHe is a very hard working and able barrister and will make an excellent silk, the award of which was richly deserved – a star in the making.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Henderson Chambers is the leader in product liability work and also strong in associated areas of law. Since publication of the last guide, Jason Housden, previously Practice Director at Matrix Chambers, was appointed the new chambers director, succeeding John White who retired after 45 years of service to chambers. Chambers has also expanded following the arrival of Freya Foster and Hazel Jackson, while Henry Warwick QC was elevated to Queen’s Counsel and Abigail Cohen appointed Deputy District Judge.

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Henderson Chambers is the leader in product liability work and also strong in associated areas of law. Since publication of the last guide, Jason Housden, previously Practice Director at Matrix Chambers, was appointed the new chambers director, succeeding John White who retired after 45 years of service to chambers. Chambers has also expanded following the arrival of Freya Foster and Hazel Jackson, while Henry Warwick QC was elevated to Queen’s Counsel and Abigail Cohen appointed Deputy District Judge.