Henry Jackson

D   08 9220 0560
M   0421 588 868
E   hjackson@francisburt.com.au

Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Contractual disputes
Landlord and tenant
Mining and resources
Professional liability
Real property

Industrial and employment
Public sector appeals
Workplace health and safety

Professional negligence


State offences
White collar and corporate crime

Commissions and other inquiries
Crime and corruption commission
Australian crime authority

Commonwealth offences
White collar and corporate crime

Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences


Constitutional law

Environment and planning
Civil endorsement
Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
Environmental and planning offences
Local government
Merit appeals
Valuation of land – rating and tax appeals

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Disciplinary proceedings
Immigration law
Judicial review and administrative law  
Liquor licensing
Merits review
Privacy/freedom of information


Family planning
Care and protection

Family Provision Act

Wills and estates

Contested probate



Henry Jackson was admitted to practice in WA in 1998. The next year, he moved to Melbourne where he practised as a planning and environment solicitor in top-tier firms and government, including the Victorian Environment Protection Authority and Deacons (now Norton Rose Fulbright). He appeared regularly as a solicitor advocate.

Henry was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 2007 and practised almost exclusively in planning and environmental law and associated regimes – water law, gaming regulation, local government, public health and OHS.

He returned to Perth in 2010 and became a member of Francis Burt Chambers, where his practice remains predominantly public law – such as planning, environmental, land compensation, local government, liquor licensing, disciplinary and OHS. He also maintains a commercial practice, often concerning disputes involving land and its development.

Henry has been named a leading planning and environment junior counsel in WA in Doyle’s Guide 2014, 2016 and 2017 (recommended in 2015). He has also been published in journals, including the peer-reviewed Public Law Journal and the Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal.

He has been a member of the Board of WA Chambers Pty Ltd since the end of 2010 and has sat on the boards of several not-for-profit organisations.



Date of admission: 1998

Qualifications: BA (UWA), LLB (UWA), M Pub & Int Law (Melb)



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