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 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 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