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Partner, Solicitor

Philip Henson

Employment | International
Chinese desk | North America desk
M: +44 (0)7824 305 319

Philip is a Partner of ebl miller rosenfalck and the Head of our multi-lingual employment team.

The employment team builds strong relationships with clients and finds creative solutions to complex problems. We advise employers – from start-ups, SME’s to global listed corporations, state owned entities and embassies – on a full range of employment related issues.

Philip also represents senior executives, from advising on their contractual terms and obligations when they are starting new roles, or to negotiate severance packages to ensure that the overall value of any negotiated package is maximised. Philip is often instructed on complex and high-value boardroom disputes and he works with talented women in the City in high-value discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing claims.

Known as a go to employment law nerd, Philip often writes articles for the legal and HR press, and he has recently been appointed as the Employment Law Council Member for the Council of the Law Society of England and Wales. 

Philip is the Vice-President of the Westminster and Holborn Law Society, and the Chair of the Law Reform Committee of the Westminster and Holborn Law Society. He is keen to raise awareness of law reform and planned changes to the law and to encourage engagement with government consultations, and to promote the rule of law.

Philip is a Liveryman and Freeman of the City of London and the editor of City Solicitor magazine. You can connect with him on LinkedIn and view his client and peer recommendations and endorsements.

Philip is also the head of both our North America desk and our China desk. Philip and our team provide advice to investors, corporations and state-owned entities and encourages greater investment in the UK, and assists clients in their expansion into Europe. Philip has spoken at conferences in China (Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai) focused on UK bound investment.

Philip has appeared as an employment law expert on BBC News; Sky News; ITN and BBC Radio; lectured for CIPD; and published legal articles/columns for the national, HR and trade press.

Film making is another passion. He was an executive producer of the short film Anonymous, which was in the official selection of the Austin Film Festival, and the Gifted Hypothesis. He has written several short film scripts which are in various stages of development.

Professional qualifications

  • Harvard Law School Negotiation and Leadership Course
  • Regent’s University London – Accredited Mediation Course
  • Nottingham Law School (LPC)
  • The University Of Leicester (LL.B Hons)

Recent work

  • Negotiating a High Value Settlement package for the Global Head of HR of a multinational business.
  • Working with a Fin Tech client in developing the HR procedures.
  • Defending an employment tribunal claim for a multinational construction company.

Previous employment

  • Bargate Murray

Professional memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The City of London Law Society (Liveryman)
  • The Westminster and Holborn Law Society
  • The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
  • The Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce
  • The Royal Canadian Military Institute


  • English

Industry sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Creative, Technology, Media and Film
  • Professional Services