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Adam Wadley

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Laura Tew
Ethan Mann

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Tony McDaid

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Helen Arthur - Family

Helen specialises in all areas of public and private children's law proceedings, with a particular emphasis on public law proceedings. In care, freeing and adoption cases, and in disclosure and public interest immunity application, she has represented local authorities, police, family members, the Official Solicitor, and children through their guardians.

She also conducts private childcare cases and injunction and committal hearings.

Helen also provides written advice in all the above areas, and drafts threshold documents, chronologies, case summaries, skeleton arguments, Scott Schedules, applications and letters of instruction to experts.

Helen works mainly in the County Courts, but occasionally appears in the High Court or the Family Proceedings Courts.

Helen also lectures at Birmingham University for their post qualification social worker course in public childcare law.


LLB (Hons) Law, King’s College, University of London


Family Law Bar Association


‘A thorough and analytical practitioner.’
Legal 500 2016

‘Gets to the heart of the case, whilst also getting the best out of the client.’
Legal 500 2015 

‘The feedback she provides after a hearing is exceptional.'
Legal 500 2014

The ‘highly professional and very approachable’ Helen Arthur ‘clearly, succinctly and effectively puts her clients’ instructions across to all those involved’
Legal 500 2013


Wolverhampton City Council v JA & Ors
[2017] EWFC 62