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Henry Dawson, Associate

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.


Henry advises on all issues arising from relationship breakdown. Many of his cases have an international element, and often involve complex financial structures. Henry 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 committed to resolving disputes in a constructive way wherever possible.

He is a member of the London YResolution committee and a member of the British Japanese Law Association. Henry was shortlisted for the YRes Rising Star Award in 2021, for the YRes member who has demonstrated their potential as a future leader in family justice.

Henry advises on family law matters with the Bethnal Green Legal Advice Centre and is involved in a number of other pro bono initiatives.

Henry is admitted to practise 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

What is a cohabitation agreement?

Henry Dawson provides an introduction to cohabitation agreements and explains their purpose.