Henrietta Ronson

Senior Associate
Crime & Regulatory

+44 20 3206 2728
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Henrietta is a Senior Associate in the Crime and Regulatory Department. She deals with a varied portfolio of high-profile and private client cases across the full range of the criminal law, including fraud, corruption, crime and disciplinary matters. She represents people from the point of their initial arrest and detention in the police station, airport or when being questioned by the SFO, FCA, HMRC and other investigatory authorities, frequently during anti-social hours.

Henrietta represented a City client during a rigorous interview process involving the DOJ, FBI and IRS at the London office of a prominent US law firm.

She has been heavily involved in the representation of high net worth individuals, Premier League footballers, head teachers, musicians, and politicians on various charges including sexual offences. She is proficient in crisis management and media-handling in sensitive cases, working closely with specialists in PR and reputation management. She also has experience in media related criminal law, having dealt with a number of celebrated media personalities and been involved in the phone-hacking cases.

Henrietta is respected for her confident and assured manner with clients and incisive analysis of evidence. She is recommended by the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories, recently ranked as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers & Partners 2021 and mentioned as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 2022.

Testimonials

“Henrietta is superb – she has an eye for detail and can drill down into issues.” Chambers & Partners, 2021

“She has a very high attention to detail and her communication is consistently responsive and clear.” Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Henrietta Ronson – during the most dreadful time of my life, she was on hand, at any time.  She is super bright, yet approachable. The combination of her legal brain and an ability to see the human aspect in my case inspired a lot of confidence.  She brings clarity and empathy to an emotionless arena.” Legal 500, 2022

“Henrietta Ronson is thoughtful and persuasive with a track record that is as impressive as it is lengthy.” Legal 500, 2021

“She is clearly a unique talent.” Legal 500, 2021

“Hard-working and with a quick grasp of detail she is unshakeable as she represents a wide variety of clients with incisive determination.” Legal 500, 2021

“A rising star in the specialist area of HNW crime.” The Spears’ 500, 2020

Practice areas
  • “My experience working with her is second to none. She exhibits unparalleled domain expertise and always maintains a very high attention to detail which is decisive at critical points in the work.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • “Her communication is always prompt and she has an uncanny ability to explain complex legal concepts clearly.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • “She has fantastic attention to detail.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • “She is unshakeable in her representation of clients.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • “Phil Smith and Henrietta Ronson in the white-collar team are first-rate. I have known them for over seven years and think that they are absolutely excellent.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “Henrietta Ronson is an extremely able and clever solicitor.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “Henrietta… is very hardworking, gets the point very quickly and is well liked by clients.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “Henrietta Ronson was both professional and also very friendly in her manner. It put me at ease during a very difficult time.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “Henrietta Ronson’s communication is outstanding. She remains level-headed, even in the most extreme crisis situations, which inspires absolute trust in her clients.”

    Legal 500, 2022