J Henry Trumpington
Year of Call:
Middle Temple
Languages spoken:
Area of Expertise:
General Common Law
Distributed Ledger Technology
Practice Summary:

Advice and drafting

Henry undertakes a broad range of civil law advice, drafting and dispute resolution work. He has a developing interest in the philosophy, politics, law and regulation of Bitcoin, blockchain technology, baseline protocol, DeFi, the OpenLaw protocol and the distributed ledger technology industry generally.

Henry was a founder member of Staple Inn Chambers. Now in sole practice, he retains a connection with Staple Inn Chambers as a door tenant and remains Chambers’ Information Technology Officer. He accepts payment for his services in Bitcoin and Ether, in addition to Sterling.

Notable Cases

  • Kingsley I.T. Consulting Ltd v McIntosh & Ors [2006] All ER (D) 237 (ChD) ; [2006] BCC 875 (HC)
  • McLaren v B Elliot Group Ltd [2005] All ER (D) 54
  • George Jones v LB Tower Hamlets [2001] RPC 23 (QBD)
  • Bridget Rayfield v Anthony Wood (t / a Zealand Properties) [1997] EWCA Civ 994 (CA)
  • R v L B Southwark, ex p Cordwell (1993) 26 HLR 107; affirmed on appeal (1995) 27 HLR 594 (CA)

Other Interests

Meditation, naturopathy, ancient architecture, astronomy, music.

Henry is a Director of Symbiosia Community Interest Company, which is promoting and developing an innovative, carbon-neutral model for commercially-sustained, affordable nursing care facilities.

Henry supports the Courage Foundation's Julian Assange extradition defence fund

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Education & Awards:
BA (Hons) Law