Henry Clayton > Chambers of Alex Verdan KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Alex Verdan KC
6th Floor, St Martin’s Court, 10 Paternoster Row
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Henry’s practice focuses on the financial consequences of divorce and the breakdown of cohabiting relationships, as well as financial disputes relating to children or incapacitated adults involving the Court of Protection.  He is a tenacious advocate with a keen eye for detail and a thorough understanding of business and finance.

In addition to matrimonial and civil partnership financial cases, Henry advises and represents unmarried couples and parents in relation to financial disputes. He also has considerable experience in more unusual financial matters such as child maintenance appeals, insolvency, varying foreign court orders and costs cases.


Called 2007; Middle Temple.


Abingdon School; University College, Oxford University (2005 BA Modern History); PG Dip Law (2006); BVC (2007).


Tennis, football, gym.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Henry Clayton4 Paper Buildings ‘Henry is a details person and is able to get to grips very quickly with the most complex of cases. He knows the law inside out and deploys it to his client’s advantage with real skill. His advocate is measured, reassuring and highly persuasive. He is a class act.’

4 Paper Buildings is a ‘fantastic set of chambers’ with ‘a team of highly experienced barristers’. Charles Hale KC is always able to ‘think outside the box to come up with creative solutions’ and regularly acts on behalf of celebrities, high net worth individuals, and international clients. Christopher Hames KC is known for his ‘sensible and measured technique’ and has a particular focus on cases with an international dimension. Henry Clayton ‘has a phenomenal memory and pays key attention to every detail’ and focuses on big money matrimonial finance cases. Samantha Woodham ‘knows all her cases and the law inside out’ and specialises in high-profile and high-value cases.