Mark Henry


‘Mark Henry is very business-savvy and solution-oriented. He is also a good lateral thinker.‘

Legal 500 [UK 2021]


Mark trained and worked in the City before moving to a firm in the South West. He qualified as a Solicitor in April 1996, joining Birketts in 2001. He became a Partner in 2003 and has a broad range of corporate, corporate finance, banking and insolvency experience.

Mark is based at our Ipswich office.

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Head of department, Mark, is ranked by Chambers [UK 2020]. Clients in this edition note "he provided very practical help and support and worked to incredibly tight timescales". Another states: "I enjoy working with him as he keeps things efficient and to the point while also being able to see the lighter side when things get a bit more difficult." 

Mark is also recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2021]. Clients in this edition say 'Mark has that extremely rare combination of “down to earth” practical advice and highly sophisticated and complex analysis that is extremely hard to find in outside counsel. He is pragmatic, hard working, detailed, thoughtful, and strategic in everything that he does as well as highly sophisticated in addressing complex international matters. He is solution-driven, a great team leader, and was always available, 24/7 from whatever time zone required to move the deal forward and get it closed. He handled opposing counsel with dignity and grace while aggressively moving his client’s position forward. He never said no but rather “here are alternatives”, which inevitably he or his associate Emma Bysouth had already researched and outlined as positive work-arounds'.

Another client in the 2021 edition adds: ‘Together with his expertise in working [across] many different cultures, country legal systems, and time zones, Mark Henry’s skills in managing the transaction to a successful close were frankly outstanding'. 

Legal 500 UK 2021 Leading Individual