Mr Henry Webb

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Henry is ranked as a leading junior in Legal 500 for Property Litigation.  Clients comment that he is “an excellent advocate, who is very sound on the law and a complete team player” (Legal 500 2018) and that he “gets to the crux of the matter and offers clear advice” (Legal 500 2019).  Solicitors and clients also praise the clarity of his submissions, his thorough legal analysis and his thoughtful approach to clients’ problems.

Henry has represented clients at all levels of the judicial system.   He has regularly appeared in the Court of Appeal in recent years (Rabiu v Marlbray Ltd (2016); Gore v Naheed (2017); Jones v Roundlistic Ltd(2018)) and has also appeared in the Supreme Court (Szepietowski v SOCA (2013)).  However, he is also experienced in trial advocacy at first instance and on interim applications, whether in the High Court, County Court or First Tier Tribunal.


Real property law is at the core of Henry’s practice.  He is familiar with acting and advising on a wide range of disputes including those relating to the sale of land, easements, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, land registration, mortgages and co-ownership claims.

Recent instructions have included acting for the successful respondent in the Court of Appeal in a case considering “the rule in Harris v Flower” (Gore v Naheed [2017] EWCA Civ 369) and acting for landowners in a High Court dispute concerning the surrender of a lease and whether this could constitute a derogation from the grant by the tenant of an easement over the land.  He appeared for the successful appellant in a Court of Appeal case concerning the validity of a contract for the purchase of land made with joint purchasers, where one of the purchasers did not sign (Rabiu v Marlbray Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 476 (led by Romie Tager QC).  He is also very familiar with making and responding to adverse possession claims, having acted both for successful adverse possessors (Mason v Carrington REF/2016/0737) and landowners (Tibble v Routledge REF/2017/1058) in recent years.

Henry frequently advises and acts for commercial landlords and tenants in relation to claims under the 1954 Act, dilapidations claims, claims for breach of covenant and claims for forfeiture (and relief from forfeiture).  

His practice also includes residential landlord and tenant claims, service charges and leasehold enfranchisement.  He regularly appears in the County Court and First Tier Tribunal on matters relating to residential leases, and recently represented the successful respondent in the Court of Appeal in Jones v Roundlistic Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2284, a case considering the application of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (now the Consumer Rights Act 2015) to a covenant in a residential lease.

Directory Recommendations

Henry is ranked as a leading junior in Legal 500 for Property Litigation.

Qualifications, Appointments

Treasurer of the Property Bar Association