Barrister Profile



Year of Call: 2003

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Criminal Law
Personal Injury


Philip Henry regularly appears in complex and high profile criminal trials in the Crown Court, including the supergrass trial of R v Haddock, Mark & others [2012] NICC 5, and appears in confiscation cases within Northern Ireland.

Philip’s practice is mixed meaning he appears frequently in both the High Court Queen’s Bench Division and the County Court for personal injury cases and other civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants. On a regular basis he also deals with public law cases in the Judicial Review Court, including a review of the proposed 850 million pound improvement scheme for the A5 road in the west of the jurisdiction.

Philip represents the Coroner of Northern Ireland in complex inquests and advises on related matters, as well as representing other interested parties such as the Northern Ireland Prison Service and deceaseds’ next of kin.

His practice encompasses work for a broad range of instructing solicitors from both the public and private sector, providing both advocacy and advisory services which extend into employment law, land law, chancery, commercial law and contentious probate.

Philip professes to have sound judgement, be versatile and to prepare meticulously.


Public Prosecution Service panel of Crown Court counsel

Public Prosecution Service panel of Judicial Review, Extradition and Court of Appeal counsel

Coroner of Northern Ireland panel of counsel

Government of Legal Service for Northern Ireland panel of counsel (civil litigation and advisory)

Queen’s University, Belfast - Law and Accounting

Arcadia University Philadelphia (USA) - International Marketing and Business


Philip has 10 years experience in appearing in the highest tiers of courts across a broad spectrum of disciplines and areas of law.