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Director & Family Law Solicitor
Henry attended the Manchester Grammar School before studying law at Manchester Met. University. He then completed his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester.
Henry joined Maguire Family Law in March 2013 from Manchester city centre firm, DWF.
Henry is based primarily at our Knutsford office.
Henry has specialised in family law since he qualified as a solicitor in 2005. He has extensive experience in advising clients with regards to financial settlements following the breakdown of their relationship. Henry also advises clients on how best to protect their wealth in the form of a pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements or cohabitation agreements.
Henry also represents clients in cases involving children, in particular dealing with issues such as where the children should live and what time they spend with each parent.
Henry adopts a sensitive, common sense and yet commercial approach with clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome for them. A recent divorce client of Henry’s described him as being a “beacon of light in a stormy sea”.
Best things in life: my wife and our young sons Fred and Arthur, MUFC, Anglesey, The Beatles, a round of golf, a three course meal and a good bottle of wine.
Henry is recommended as a notable practitioner in key legal directories, which quote:
‘I work with Henry Venables; he is brilliant. He is clever, astute, honest, dedicated and caring.’
Despite his seniority within the team, Henry Venables is very approachable and consistently gives sensible and pragmatic advice.’
Legal 500, 2021
Henry Venables handles a range of disputes related to cohabitation, divorce and family breakdown. He is experienced in financial matters as well as those related to child arrangements, and is praised for his “wealth of knowledge” in this area.
Chambers & Partners 2019/2020
Director Henry Venables and senior associate Jennifer Curtis ensure that ‘clients feel supported throughout; they take a sensible approach to negotiation and are always meticulously prepared’
Legal 500 2018/2019
Henry Venables is a notable practitioner, advising clients on financial settlements and wealth protection agreements. He also handles private children law proceedings. Sources appreciate that he is “very good with clients,” with one interviewee also pointing out that “his attention to detail is second to none.”
Chambers & Partners 2018/2019
Henry Venables is highlighted for his growing practice in the family law area, regularly handling financial matters arising from divorce. He is additionally skilled at dealing with private children matters.
Chambers & Partners 2017/2018
Henry Venables focuses on wealth protection and financial remedies following divorce. Peers consider him to be “really very good”.
Chambers & Partners 2016/2017
‘Henry Venables is an associate with notable experience in financial settlements and wealth protection including prenuptial and cohabitation agreements. He comes recommended for his family law expertise and client-centric approach.’
Chambers & Partners 2015/2016
‘Henry Venables is quickly forging a strong reputation in the region for his preparation and client care. One peer notes: “He is a huge asset to James Maguire’s team”‘.
Chambers & Partners 2014/2015
For advice or an informal chat you can telephone Henry on +44 (0) 1565 743300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org