36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:Stephen Loxton
"She is brilliant on her feet, a really bright and quick thinker"
“Her advocacy is just fantastic"
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.
In addition to her clinical negligence work, she has an interest in cases involving treatment decisions and is developing a practice in the Court of Protection.
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
Areas of Expertise
She has developed a specialist clinical negligence practice and undertakes high value and complex clinical negligence litigation. She is ranked in the Legal 500 & Chambers UK for clinical negligence work.
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
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.’
Legal 500, 2017
"She goes the extra mile and stands out as an excellent practitioner."
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."
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."
Legal 500, 2015
"Very approachable and knowledgeable”
Chambers UK, 2015
“She is brilliant on her feet, a really bright and quick thinker."
"Her advocacy is just fantastic."
Legal 500, 2014
"A highly competent junior"
Chambers UK, 2014
"She is very client-friendly, bright and innovative."
"Her approach is brave and tenacious. She stands behind her advice."
Legal 500, 2013
"an expert in gynaecological and birth injury litigation"
Chambers UK, 2013
She “receives considerable praise from instructing solicitors for her down-to-earth and approachable attitude.”