Henry Stuart

Partner | London

Henry is a partner in the real estate team.

Henry focuses on residential real estate transactions for UK and international people and institutions and gives related tax and structuring advice.

He deals with property in England and Wales and manages property purchases in other jurisdictions. It is not uncommon for transactions to have clients, funders and properties in different jurisdictions and for holding structures to be complex.


He’s just so calm and knowledgeable about lots of things, and he never gets flapped. He’s just a joy to deal with.

Chambers HNW 2016, London

He is efficient, helpful and courteous. He won’t be shy about arguing if he doesn’t agree, but in a very nice way

Chambers HNW 2016, London

He has a good sense of humour. He is extremely bright and incredibly patient. He is the easiest person to get hold of as well, which is a dream.

Chambers HNW 2016, London

Henry is very calm, quietly confident, very considered and very experienced across the whole property spectrum. He is bright, intellectual and on the ball and just impossible not to like – a very charming guy.

Chambers HNW 2018, London

Henry is praised for his combined knowledge and deep patience.

Legal 500 UK, 2018

Track record




Assisted a number of buyers in the purchase of residential units with significant value, in a flagship mixed-used luxury development in Westminster, London. The buyers have been UK and non-UK based, so advice on this has been diverse.

Assisted our client to acquire a significant rental investment property in Central London consisting of multiple short let flats and penthouses on long leases. We were particularly proud of completing on such a substantial deal in just 10 working days where a huge volume of due diligence was required alongside planning issues and restrictions.

England and Wales, 1984

‘Volumes 36 and 37’, Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, editor

United Kingdom Environmental Law Association

Agricultural Law Association

Me in a minute

My clients' passion for real estate is one that I share

I became head of the Withers residential real estate team in 1991 and continue in that role. Because of the clients’ profile the residential real estate team is constantly working with our worldwide offices and lawyers from different disciplines and jurisdiction’s to ensure that transactions proceed quickly, smoothly and tax efficiently. I enjoy dealing with clients who have a passion for the real estate that they already own or that I can help them buy. This makes each transaction unique. Their passion for real estate is one that I share.



  • English






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