Tel: 0161 832 4036
Fax: 0161 832 0370
DX: 718200 Manchester 3

Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
Arlington House
Bloom Street
M3 6AJ

Bruce Henry

Direct Access

Bruce accepts Employment and Professional Discipline instructions on a Direct Access basis for appropriate cases. Please refer to the below pricing range for their services; this is subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided prior to commencement of the work involved.


Conference (Hourly): £175 - £250 + VAT
Trial Hearings (Less than 5 Days): £1250 - £5000 + VAT
Additional Days: £750 + VAT
Pre-Trial Hearings: £750 - £1250 + VAT
Advice & Preparation (Hourly): £175 - £275 + VAT

*These price ranges are based on local Tribunals; other Tribunals will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Employment Clerk, Tom ( for further information.

Professional Discipline

Advice & Preparation (Hourly Rate): £120 to £150 + VAT
Court Attendance (Day Rate): £500 to £1500 + VAT
Conferences (Hourly Rate): £125 to £250 + VAT
*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Employment Clerk, Tom ( for further information.

Reported Cases

  • Birtenshaw v Oldfield (2019) succeeded in a claim for disability discrimination pursuant to s.15 of the Equality Act 2010 in Manchester Employment Tribunal when a prospective employer withdrew a job offer to a disabled applicant as a consequence of her disability. Case Report.
  • Kaley Sweetman v Fordent Properties Limited (2017) - Successful whistleblowing claim for care worker sacked for reporting the home to Care Quality Commission. Press Coverage.
  • Akinola v Kids Company (2016) - Information and consultation claim arising out of the liquidation of Kids Co - the charity which was in the news in 2015 when the government cancelled a grant for £3M.
  • Chadderton v GMW & Arch Initiatives (2015) - Represented 7 Claimants at an ET hearing application of TUPE to a service provision change when an NHS Trust transferred activities to a charity. Case resulted in an appeal to EAT reported as Arch Initiatives v Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust & others at (2016) ICR 607. Case Report
  • Lindop and Houldin (2015) - Disability discrimination ET claim and a five figure sum awarded for Trade union discrimination and victimisation
  • Walker v West Cumbria Care and Support [2015} ET 2406340/2015 reported by the MOJ. Case Report
  • Legge v Prestige Homecare Ltd. [2015] ET/2401324/14 reported in Practical Law - successfully secured reimbursement of issue fee paid by a trade union. Case Report
  • Network Rail v Mockler [2012] All ER (D) 203 - successfully represented Respondent to appeal against unfair dismissal dealing with range of reasonable responses test and contributory fault. Case Report
  • Lawrence v Prison Service [2007] IRLR 468 - successfully represented Appellant in appeal to EAT on statutory grievance procedure in discrimination dismissals. Case Report



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