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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 . He is also the head of both our North America desk and our China desk.

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

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

As the Head of our China desk Philip provides advice to investors, corporations and state-owned entities and encourages greater investment and cultural understanding between the People’s Republic of China and the UK. Philip is often asked to speak at conferences in China (Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai) focused on UK bound investment.

As 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. Philip is a Liveryman and Freeman of the City of London and he is the editor of City Solicitor magazine. You can watch Philip’s videos on our YouTube Channel, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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. Philip has written various short films, some of which have been in the official selection of international film festivals. He was an executive producer of the short film Anonymous, which was in the official selection of the Austin Film Festival. 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 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 China–Britain Business Council


  • English

Industry sectors

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