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Henry Morton Jack

Call 2009

hmortonjack@2tg.co.uk

+44 (0)20 7822 1200

Practice Overview

Since joining Chambers in 2010, Henry has developed a busy practice and is instructed in a wide range of work in line with 2TG’s core areas.

Henry has a particular interest in the area of international law, and has recently appeared in the Supreme Court in a claim involving jurisdictional questions arising out of a fatal accident abroad.

Henry’s practice also encompasses insurance, with an emphasis on motor fraud, and property damage, where he has growing experience of both court and paper work.

Prior to joining 2TG, Henry was signed to Sony/BMG as a recording artist and songwriter, touring extensively and playing alongside artists such as Radiohead and Beck.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

During pupillage Henry gained experience of a wide variety of general contractual disputes, including claims involving the sale and supply of goods and services and credit hire litigation.

He worked extensively on Milner v Carnival PLC [2010] EWCA Civ 389 CA, a landmark Court of Appeal decision on the assessment of damages for a ruined holiday.

Insurance & Reinsurance

Henry has experience of insurance claims concerning policy interpretation, avoidance of cover for nondisclosure, misrepresentation and breach of notification clauses.

In 2010 Henry completed a placement with Clyde and Co, where he was involved in the disclosure process and drafted witness statements in relation to reinsurance claims arising out of the 9/11 attacks.

Henry has also given seminars, both to invited audiences in 2TG and in-house for solicitor clients on motor insurance, compulsory provisions under the RTA 1988 and recent developments in motor fraud.

Henry is increasingly instructed in motor claims with a fraud element, and regularly defends motor insurers against fraudulent claims.

Travel

Routinely instructed in claims involving international law, this year Henry has appeared in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court in jurisdictional cases. Henry frequently acts against highly-ranked individuals in this area and is instructed in complex applications to serve out as well as claims concerning questions of domicile and applicable law. Henry has been instructed in claims that have received wide publicity, and also writes articles and lectures abroad on the Athens and Montreal Conventions.

Personal Injury

Henry frequently appears in fast-track trials and disposal hearings in personal injury matters with a particular emphasis on defending fraudulent claims. He also has a busy paper practice, drafting and providing legal and tactical advice in a range of cases, including industrial deafness and sun protection claims.

Property Damage

Henry regularly advises on a range of property damage matters, as well as appearing in interlocutory hearings and at trial. He has particular experience in fire and water damage cases and regularly advises on cases concerning property damage caused by fire, flooding, building work and subsidence. Henry also has experience of contribution claims between architects and construction companies relating to allegedly negligent repair work.