I am an associate solicitor specialising in Family Law. This includes matters arising from a separation, such as divorce, child arrangements, and property disputes.
I also help people protect their interests when taking the next step with a new partner, for instance advising on pre- and post-marital agreements (‘pre-nups’) and cohabitation agreements.
I have a particular interest in Surrogacy law, and have represented clients throughout their journey up to obtaining the parental order.
I qualified in September 2016 having completed my training at Irwin Mitchell. I have experience in a wide range of cases, including cases reported in the media due to the importance of the legal principles.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I chose to qualify in Family Law because I enjoy working with my clients. It is usually a very difficult time for them and I hope to make the process simple and take some of the strain away from them. I take time to understand my clients objectives to reach a conclusion they are happy with.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Hearing from my former clients who have been able to move forward as a result of their case concluding in the right way.
"At very short notice we needed an experienced family law solicitor. We immediately contacted Irwin Mitchell and we’re lucky to be paired with James Henshall, who achieved a result for us that we never thought possible. James was professional, patient, knowledgeable, perceptive and diligent providing excellent guidance and support the whole way through and we would highly recommend him. Thank you James." - 5* Trustpilot review
"The people at Irwin Mitchell made every experience I had with them amazing. I can't thank them enough for all the help they've given me over the years. These people include James Henshall, Zoe Round and Sarah Martin and their colleagues at the commercial law department in Leeds that they put me in touch with this year. I'd like to send a huge thankyou to these professional, talented and caring fabulous people!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"James Henshall is a rising star, who has a strong grasp of the academic side of the job." - Legal 500, 2023
"James Henshall is a rising star and a very good black-letter lawyer, who is one to watch." - Legal 500, 2022
"James is a bright lawyer. He gives clear solid advice." - Legal 500, 2021
"He has been exceptional he has been very responsive informative & supportive and I’d recommend him to anybody, in my opinion he’s been wonderful thank you Irwin Mitchell especially James Henshall I will always be glad I chose Irwin Mitchell because of you James" - Ms G, client
Excellent - Zoe Round and James Henshall worked tirelessly on my divorce case and secured me the financial settlement I required. Ms E, client
"Matrimonial Representation Superstars - I instructed Zoe Round and James Henshall of Irwin Mitchell based on a recommendation and am very glad I did. The service, attitude and resourceful nature of the company and its representatives is a credit to the profession. I have no hesitation in recommending Zoe and James in particular and the company in general to represent you." - Mr N, client
"I first sought representation from James Henshall of Irwin Mitchell in April 2019 to seek a divorce. During that year I subsequently reconciled with my husband. Throughout the entire process, James’ service, advice and support was second to none. He used language I could understand and was always willing to offer his help and keep me updated every step of the way. I would highly recommend James to anyone who needed support with legal family matters, and an exceedingly grateful for all his help over the past almost two years." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Zoe Round and James Henshall have always been there for me, throughout my divorce, and afterwards with my problems with the Limited Company that I'm trying to close down. They introduced me to Stephen Taylor and his department who helped with my mortgages, and now James has introduced me to a corporate lawyer to help with the Limited Company. They are the best!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"James helped me massively through each stage of my case which ended in success. It was a very confusing situation but his knowledge and experience on the matter made it very easy to understand. I would definitely recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone as they were very professional." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Just want to say a great big thank you to the staff at Irwin Mitchell for their continued support. James Henshall is amazing - always helping me find the right person to talk to, Sarah Martin is brilliant at working with any sort of conveyancing I find, and Beth Bale in Manchester managed to completely sort out a problem that I thought would drag on for ever, despite the fact that she's in training! Irwin Mitchell must be so proud to have these super shining shooting stars working for them!" - 5* Trustpilot review