Helen has particular expertise in public law children cases, representing parents, local authorities, children’s guardians and the Official Solicitor. She is equally at home with private law children disputes and applications for injunctive relief in domestic abuse and harassment cases. Helen practised as a solicitor in family law for 14 years before becoming a barrister.
Helen studied Law and Politics at Hull University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1992. She spent 14 years in private practice in Hull, obtaining Higher Rights of Audience in 2004. She transferred to the Bar in 2006 and practised from Sovereign Chambers in Leeds before joining St. Mary’s Chambers in 2012.