Henrietta acts for both claimants and defendants in Personal Injury matters. She appears in court on a daily basis. She has been instructed to attend an array of hearings (non-exhaustive list):
- Application for relief from sanctions
- Application to rely on expert evidence
- Application for strike out or summary judgment
- Application to set aside default judgment
- Stage 3 hearing
- Infant and/or Protected Party approval hearing
- Trial (liability, causation and/or quantum)
In relation to trials, Henrietta largely appears in cases involving road traffic accidents. However, she is also instructed in cases concerning:
- Employers’ liability
- Occupiers’ liability
- Public liability
- Accidents abroad
Henrietta has successfully argued for and defended findings of fundamental dishonesty. When acting for defendants in such cases she undertakes robust and detailed cross-examination of claimants, with her attention to detail proving extremely useful.
In addition to oral advocacy, Henrietta can draft skeletons, pleadings and opinions (liability and/or quantum).
Prior to moving to the self-employed Bar Henrietta was in house counsel at a leading personal injury firm, which specialises in civil claims brought by serving and non-serving military personnel as well as claims brought under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).
Her cases of interest include drafting Particulars of Claim in a multi-track case where the claimant suffers Non Freezing Cold Injuries, and appearing at an AFCS appeal securing an increased lump sum thereby triggering a guaranteed income payment.
Furthermore, Henrietta's previous experience includes being legal assistant to a personal injury QC for over 18 months (including during the trial of Nadarajah v Sotnick  EWHC 3389 (QB)) and undertaking paralegal work for other senior members of the Bar who also specialise in the area.
A significant degree of Henrietta's practice is Credit Hire.
Henrietta has been instructed in many credit hire hearings for both claimants and defendants, regularly appearing in cases involving the UK's largest car hire companies and insurers. She has the advantage of being able to help anticipate the submissions her opponents are likely to make given she acts for both sides.
She has substantial experience in addressing the common issues - enforceability, need, type, impecuniosity, duration and rate - and is very familiar with the key authorities in this area of law. Henrietta prides herself on her detailed approach.
She is also able to advise on tactics and settlement in these cases.