Henry Dawson

Senior Associate

Henry joined Burgess Mee in April 2023, having previously trained and worked at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, one of London’s leading firms.

Henry advises clients on all aspects of family law, including divorce and the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, pre and post nuptial agreements, disputes relating to children and cohabitation disputes.

Many of Henry cases have an international element, and often involve complex financial structures. He has a particular interest in cases involving Japan, having lived there prior to qualifying as a solicitor, and cases where financial relief is sought in England following an overseas divorce.

He is a member of the London YResolution committee and also the British Japanese Law Association. In 2021, Henry was shortlisted for the YRes Rising Star Award, for the YRes Member who has demonstrated their potential as a future leader in family justice. He is committed to resolving disputes in a constructive way wherever possible.

Henry graduated with a First in Law from Bristol University and achieved a distinction in his LPC at the University of Law. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales.


  • Acted for the father in successfully resisting the mother’s application to relocate within England with the parties’ child.
  • Securing a freezing order in the High Court for an applicant wife in divorce and financial remedy proceedings.
  • Acting for numerous clients in proceedings for financial relief in England following an overseas divorce (and in particular where a foreign order provides for the sharing of an English pension).
  • Advising in the preparation of pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements involving substantial assets.