[Update 24 August 2014. For an intriguing update on Charles Henry and Legal Action, see here.]
Anyone who encounters ‘Charles Henry & Co’ or ‘Legal Action’ (Not to be confused with Legal Action Group!) in the course of litigation, or has an offer to act for them in court proceedings from either of these organisations, may wish to read the following links carefully. They have engaged in housing matters. Indeed any members of the Judiciary with cases in which Charles Henry & Co or Legal Action are on the record as acting may also find these links of interest.
Each is a link to a public document of record: court judgments, tribunal judgments, Law Society entries, Charity Commission records and filed accounts. Apart from one link and it should be obvious which that one is.
Charles Henry & Co
Norseman Holdings Ltd v Warwick Court (Harold Hill) Management Company Ltd  EWHC 3868 (QB) Particularly paras 4 and 7-10
Augustine Housing Trust, R (on the application of) v Grays Magistrates Court  EWHC 699 (Admin) In particular paras 32-38
In view of the contents of those paragraphs, the following may also be of interest, noting who is listed as acting and instructing Counsel for the First to Third Defendants. Commission for Equality & Human Rights v Griffin & Ors  EWHC 3343 (Admin). Similarly Griffin & Anor v Smith & Ors  EWHC 3414 (Ch), again, noting who is listed as acting for the Claimant and instructing Counsel. And Levy v Ellis-Carr & Ors  EWHC 63 (Ch), noting who is listed as acting for the Claimant and instructing Counsel and noting para 15.
Law Society entry for Charles Henry. Registered as legal advice charity. No solicitors, no regulated principal. Not listed as charity at Charity Commission.
Kevin Gregory. ‘Practice Manager’ of Charles Henry (para 8 of Norseman v Warwick, above). Director/Trustee of Legal Action (see below).
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal No. 9335-2005 particularly para 140
Gregory v The Law Society  EWHC 1724 (Admin)
Law Society entry. Legal Advice Charity. 3 solicitors listed as employees (and see paras 9 & 10 of Norseman v Warwick, above). Solicitors admitted 01/02/2012, 15/02/2011 and 01/11/1988. No regulated principal. [Update, one of the solicitors listed has changed since the date of this post. There is now a ‘locum’.]
Legal Action website link – which as of 15 January 2014 leads to the following site.
Again, see para 7 of Norseman v Warwick Court, above.
I have been sent copies of letterhead and footers being used in the last 2 or 3 months by Charles Henry. And they make interesting reading.
and the footer
The footer from another letter
I’m afraid that comments are closed on this post. People are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any further suggestions for links.