Henry Vallance

  • Year of Call 2004


Henry is a seasoned advocate with an extensive and wide-ranging practice. He both prosecutes and defends in the full range of serious criminal offences. His  skills in case management and advocacy of all kinds make him a popular choice with instructing solicitors.    

Henry has extensive experience of professional regulation, including medical and other professionals. He is an experienced advocate acting for both regulatory bodies and for professionals facing allegations of professional misconduct or competence issues. His reassuring manner and ability to listen and give appropriate advice is particularly valued by clients.

Henry provides advice to various London local authorities on a range of legal issues. Recent instructions include advising a local authority on their investigatory powers under legislation governing the issuing of special treatment licences. He advised on the full range of issues including gathering of evidence and disclosure obligations. 

Henry has extensive experience prosecuting for a number of local authorities in cases involving breaches of planning enforcement notices and other infringements of health and safety legislation.  

Henry has developed a particular expertise in large-scale, housing-related fraud. He has worked closely with in-house legal teams to ensure that court-imposed deadlines are met and that the best possible evidence is obtained.  

Henry is known for his court advocacy and for his ability to present complex evidence to the court and to juries. He has developed a particular range of expertise in recovering assets where there have been breaches of regulatory legislation or following the commission of criminal offences.

Henry is approachable and always in demand for his advice and his advocacy skills.


City University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Law

BA, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Direct Access

Henry accepts instructions via Public (Direct) access in suitable cases.