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.
“She took a proactive approach from the outset, and was impressive in and out of the courtroom.” “She was on top of the issues and she was skilled in her cross-examination.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Fabulous with lay clients.”
Legal 500 2020
“Intelligent, considerate and very meticulous.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Recommended for public law children work.”
Legal 500 2019
“A thorough and analytical practitioner.”
Legal 500 2016
Wolverhampton City Council v JA and Ors
Family Law Bar Association
LLB (Hons) Law, King’s College, University of London