Henry Humphreys

Managing Partner

Henry is a corporate lawyer by training and has a wealth of experience advising on early to late stage venture capital fundraisings, on all the different formulations of management buy-outs (acting for funds and management teams) and on cross border mergers and acquisitions (buy and sell-side).

Having trained and qualified at Reed Smith LLP, where he spent time on secondment in their Hong Kong office as well as on secondment with Channel 4 and ITV plc, Henry left in 2014 to set up the venture capital team at Foot Anstey LLP.

Henry launched Humphreys Law in September 2017 to focus exclusively on providing the technology ventures space with a credible alternative to the elite City law firms.

Legal 500 2024 said: "The brilliant Henry Humphreys is very client-oriented and has an excellent knowledge in the VC market."

Legal 500 2023 reported, “Henry Humphreys keeps matters clear and simple; relaxed bedside manner, easy to talk to and able to explain complex ideas clearly … (he) also goes above and beyond to provide detailed and commercially sound advice."

In 2022, the Legal 500 commented, "'Helpful and trustworthy' founding partner Henry Humphreys is knowledgeable of and experienced in the early stage venture market."

Outside of work, Henry is an intermittent triathlete, a full-time husband and a proud father of three.



2004 - 2005: Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, LPC
2003 - 2004: Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, GDL
1999 - 2002: University College London, Philosophy BA (Hons)


2017 – present: Humphreys Law Ltd, Managing Partner
2014 – 2017: Foot Anstey LLP, Head of Venture Capital
2006 – 2014: Reed Smith LLP

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