I am the Managing Partner for the Personal Injury division and executive board member on the Personal Legal Services Division.
I am a personal injury lawyer and I have been acting for clients who have suffered major injury for over 30 years. I have acted for many clients who have suffered brain and spinal cord injury and now work with a large team of lawyers who specialise in acting for clients who have suffered major injury and working as a team on all cases are highly skilled in accessing the very best rehabilitation and support to help rebuild their lives and in achieving the best outcome for any damages claim.
I am the Lead Partner for the personal injury teams here in Birmingham, who are regularly acclaimed in independent guides as the best personal injury lawyers in the Midlands.
"Brilliant with clients and an exceptionally good litigator." - Chambers & Partners 2017
Described as "glorious" and sources note his "very good reputation." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"A very talented businessman and a great catastrophic injury lawyer in his own right." - Chambers & Partners 2013
"Very capable and experienced" - Legal 500, 2012
"A top class litigator" with "enormous breadth of knowledge." - Chambers & Partners 2012
"Stuart Henderson’s seven-partner team delivers a service that clients can rely on every time.” - Legal 500, 2011
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I became a personal injury lawyer because I was interested in law and medicine and had a desire to fight for justice for ordinary people who would often be taking on major companies or institutions in their legal battles.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I have achieved successful outcomes in numerous cases involving major brain and spinal cord injury leading to multi million pound awards of damages that have made an enormous difference to the quality of life of my clients and their families.
In particular I have worked with my colleagues to pursue legal arguments to increase the level of damages awarded to those with major injury. Some of the cases in which I have acted have set record awards of damages in their time, for example Christine Leung's case (£3.4m in 1994 which doubled the record award at that time) and Faisal Luhar (£5.1m in 2000) and I continue to work to obtain the very best award of damages for all of my clients.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Our people and the energy and enthusiasm we commit to everything we do. I particularly admire the strength and fearlessness of our lawyers in securing the very best for our clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy relaxing with my family. I have four children and enjoy their company greatly. I am also interested in all the arts and sports (apart from football!) and always ensure I find time to listen to live music, theatre and to visit galleries. I have a particular interest in British art from the 1950s and relax with my collection of acoustic guitars.