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Henry Ward


Year of call: 2000

Henry Ward has a BA and M.Eng. in Engineering from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, specialising in civil and mechanical engineering. A member of Middle Temple and an Astbury Scholar, he was called to the Bar in 2000. He previously served in the Queen's Gurkha Engineers in Hong Kong, Brunei and Nepal.

Henry's practice covers many aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, copyright and designs, trade marks and confidential information. His background is in engineering, and particularly civil, mechanical, petroleum and offshore engineering, but he deals with a wide range of technical subject matter. Henry’s practice has covered almost all areas of both “hard” and “soft” IP cases – from biotech and electronic patents cases to reality TV disputes. He has appeared in all UK forums up to and including the Court of Appeal, and has experience of the Supreme Court and the European Patent Office both in the Opposition Division and the Technical Board of Appeal. He has also advised on and represented clients at numerous mediations.

Henry has invaluable experience of extremely lengthy and complex trial work, having acted in the Ultraframe v Burnden dispute which occupied 100 days of court time. However he also has a great deal of experience in relation to far smaller disputes, including extensive experience of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

Additional Information

Education and Awards

1994 - 1998: Emmanuel College, Cambridge M.Eng. BA (Hons) Engineering, specialised in civil, mechanical, petroleum and offshore engineering.
1998 – 1999: The College of Law, Store Street, London CPE Diploma in Law ('Commendation’)
1999 – 2000: The College of Law, Chancery Lane, London, Bar Vocational Course (Very competent) Middle Temple, Astbury Scholarship (1999)

Cambridge Hockey Blue (March 1998); elected to the Hawks Club in 1997.


Anything involving a board and water. Except ironing.

  • What the Directories Say
  • "He is a very clear, direct and no-nonsense barrister." "He is astute, tactically excellent and has great drafting skills"
    Chambers Directory (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "A very compelling advocate with great technical ability"
    Chambers Directory (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "An intelligent, confident and polished junior" 
    Chambers Directory (Intellectual Property) 2015

    "A very bright, gutsy and confident junior," he is "a bright and purposeful advocate."
    Chambers Directory (Intellectual Property) 2014

    Henry Ward "gives you real confidence" due to his knowledge of the law. "Persuasive and compelling on his feet," he is experienced at complex trials surrounding soft and hard IP rights
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2013