William Henderson


Year of Call: 1978

He has a strong reputation and he’s great when you need a really authoritative and senior opinion.” “Very much a lawyer’s lawyer, he has a mastery over case law and knows all the facts meticulously. He analyses and dissects cases with immense thoroughness and skill.

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

Will Henderson acts for private clients, trustees, trust companies, H.M. Attorney General and HMRC, principally in relation to disputes concerning domestic and international or offshore trusts, probate, the administration of estates, charities, and associated professional negligence.  He is Junior Counsel to the Treasury in Charity Matters.  In that capacity he advises and represents H.M. Attorney General as to and in contentious and non-contentious matters involving charity and charities. He sits for about 3 weeks a year as a Deputy Chancery Master.

News & Events

  • News

    Jonathan Fowles discusses Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) (UK) v Attorney-General for Trusts & Trustees

    Jonathan Fowles discusses the recent Supreme Court judgment in Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) (UK) v Attorney-General in... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Governance of Charitable Companies Seminar

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

  • A standout junior who is very highly regarded and operates at the level of a silk.” “He’s got very good judgement on the tatical side.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Very cerebral and very good on technical things. He is often instructed by the Attorney General and is very fantastic.” “A super chap and a very good lawyer and advocate, he’s disarmingly quiet and calm but ferociously bright.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Will produces written work of an extremely high standard, that is technically very sound but easy to understand. He’s both very good with lay clients and friendly and approachable.” “He’s very knowledgeable and trusted by the court and clients alike.”

    Chambers & Partners

Education & Qualifications

Trinity College, Cambridge - BA

Appointments

Junior Counsel to the Treasury (Charities)

Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Society of Trust and estate Practitioners (“STEP”)

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

BSB Registration

William Henderson appears on the BSB register as William Hugo Henderson

VAT Number

333306490

News & Events

  • News

    Jonathan Fowles discusses Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) (UK) v Attorney-General for Trusts & Trustees

    Jonathan Fowles discusses the recent Supreme Court judgment in Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) (UK) v Attorney-General in... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Governance of Charitable Companies Seminar

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More