Helen is an accomplished and highly regarded practitioner, who undertakes complex and high value work.
Helen practises predominantly in clinical negligence, with a particular interest in issues of mental capacity and mental health. She prosecutes and defends clinical negligence claims, and represents interested parties at the coroner’s court. She is adept at handling the coronial process and is happy to be instructed to undertake Article 2 inquests.
Helen is particularly interested in the interface between issues of mental health and mental capacity, and clinical negligence together with cases involving treatment decisions.
In her personal injury practice, she has particular expertise in matters of brain injury, with a particular interest in brain injury in children. She is interested and engaged in rehabilitation and case management.
Year of Call: 1999
As a personal injury practitioner, Helen specialises in cases involving brain injury, chronic pain and cases of multiple serious injury. She has extensive experience of motorcycle accidents and their resultant injuries, and has particular expertise in cases involving brain injury.
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
BA (Hons) Italian & French 1997
Common Professional Examination (Chester) 1998
Bar Vocational Course (Inns of Court School of Law) 1999
Legal 500 2020
"A very insightful and competent advocate."
"A firm but pleasant negotiator."
Chambers UK 2020
"She has thorough negotiation skills and is very impressive in JSMs." "She has a very good client manner and is very well prepared and very robust on her feet." "I have no hesitation in instructing her as sole counsel in my more complex cases."
Chambers UK 2019
"Very measured and focused approach with experts in conference to forensically identify the issues in the case. Brilliant advocate on her feet. Meticulous with her drafting, very thorough in analysis of papers." "Helen Mulholland is very good indeed: she is thoughtful and determined and gets to the bottom of things." "Very capable - a strong advocate who is well liked by clients."
Legal 500 2019
"Pertinacious in court."
Chambers UK 2018
"Makes sure all the client's needs and views are addressed, and she is prepared to do the extra work to ensure that the client concerns are dealt with." "She is very personable and establishes a good rapport with clients, but at the time same commands and leads a conference effectively. She is very polished." "Combines a strong approach to legal and medical issues with an empathic manner."
Legal 500 2018
‘She is knowledgeable, authoritative and shows empathy with clients.’
Chambers UK 2017
"She is always happy to pick up the phone and discuss things." "She is good with experts in terms of getting the information out of them, and is good with clients in terms of making sure they understand what is going on with their case."
Legal 500 2017
"She goes the extra mile and stands out as an excellent practitioner."
Chambers UK 2016
"She has a very thorough and clear-headed approach to litigation."
“Well-equipped to handle experts in conference and manage client expectations."
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