Junior barrister admits supplying drugs that killed teenage boyfriend at Temple party

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By Thomas Connelly on

Strand Chambers’ Henry Hendron will be sentenced on 3 May


A top junior barrister has admitted he supplied drugs at a party at which his 18 year-old boyfriend died.

Henry Hendron, 35, appeared in court earlier this month to deny six counts relating to drug offences. Represented by his brother, Richard Hendron, who is also a barrister, Henry initially denied two counts of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs, two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and two counts of possession of controlled drugs.

However today at the Old Bailey, Hendron — who, like his brother Richard, practises from Strand Chambers — plead guilty to two counts relating to possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

Legal Cheek understands that no evidence was given in relation to the other counts against Hendron.

The criminal barrister — who charges £250 per consultation according to his personal website — was first arrested in January 2015, after his boyfriend, Miguel Jimenez, was found dead at his Temple-based flat.

Hendron was initially bailed until March, allowing police to gather further information in relation to what had happened in the hours leading up to Jimenez’s death.The Telegraph reported at the time that a number of drugs were discovered at the barrister’s home address, and a subsequent toxicology analysis found that Jimenez had died of a drug overdose.

According to Court News UK, Hendron purchased £1,000 worth of designer drugs including Mephedrone, otherwise known as ‘meow meow’ from his co-accused Alexander Parkin. Parkin — who is a BBC executive producer — plead guilty to supplying a Class B and Class C drug earlier this month.

Hendron, who has represented a number of high-profile clients including Apprentice winner Stella English, the Earl of Cardigan and Nadine Dorries MP, will be sentenced on 3 May.


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