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October 2019 - Barrister at 42 Bedford Row, London

July 2019 - called to England and Wales Bar (Middle Temple)

2019 - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

November 2018 - Postgraduate certificate in International Arbitration (Aberdeen University)

29 August 2017 - Admitted as Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

September 2016 - Appointed Queen’s Counsel

July 1995 - Admitted to Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh

1994-1995 - Faculty of Advocates, Devil (Pupillage)

1993-1994 - John G Gray & Co, Edinburgh, Assistant Solicitor

1991 - 1993 - John G Gray & Co, Edinburgh, Trainee Solicitor

Memberships & Committees

  • Member of the Faculty of Advocates’ Dispute Resolution Committee.
  • Member of the Faculty of Advocates’ Disciplinary Rules Investigating Committee
  • Member of Aberdeen University Business Committee
  • Member of the Scottish Arbitration Centre
  • Member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


1990-1991 - Aberdeen University, Diploma in Legal Practice

1987-1990 - Aberdeen University (LLB)

Lisa Henderson QC (Scot) FCIArb

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email clerks@42br.com

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Lisa Henderson QC (Scot) FCIArb


Lisa was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2019. She acted as senior counsel for the defendants in an international arbitration, seated in Scotland in 2019.

Criminal Injuries Compensation

Lisa acted as Junior Counsel in a CICA claim for an adopted child of a claimant with severe cerebral palsy in which the Authority made an award of £7.9 million.

Fatal Accident Inquiries

Lisa acted for the family in relation to the death of a young girl who received an overdose of radiotherapy.

Public Inquiries

Lisa is currently acting for the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, in the Public Inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh.


She is ranked Band 1 in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar guide for both clinical negligence and personal injury:

  “…she has an aptitude for handling cases with complex quantum and causation issues arising from brain and birth injuries”

"Lisa is rigorous, thorough and a really hard worker." "She is a good advocate and very experienced in clinical negligence."

The Legal 500 lists her in personal injury and medical negligence saying: “She is extremely hardworking, with extensive experience in high-value personal injury cases.”

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