I am a 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 qualified in September 2016 having completed my training at Irwin Mitchell. I have experience in a wide range of cases, including international divorce and child relocation. In 2017/18 I supported a Partner in a case where we successfully obtained permission for a client's children to relocate to the US. The case was reported in the media due to the importance of the legal principles.
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 make sure I understand my client’s objectives to reach a conclusion they are happy with.
"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