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Helen returned to Chambers in 2013, having previously completed her pupillage at 42 Bedford Row under the supervision of Richard Furniss and Damian Woodward-Carlton. Helen has established a broad-based practice and accepts instructions in all key areas of Chambers’ work, with particular focus on:

Family Law

Helen is regularly instructed in all aspects of family law: ancillary relief, public children, private children and domestic violence. FPC, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal experience. Member of FLBA.

Other information

  • An important part of Helen’s professional life is the pro bono work she undertake though Waterloo Legal Advice Service at its weekly clinics. Her casework broadly mirrors her practice: housing, employment, family, consumer and contractual disputes.
  • Before training to become a barrister, Helen worked in planning policy and development control in central government, developing expertise in planning law, planning policy, public law and regulatory procedures more generally. Helen will accept instructions in planning related public inquiry work such as enforcement appeals.
  • In her spare time Helen enjoys painting, cooking and cycling.

Areas of Expertise

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Professional memberships

  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Inner Temple


  • 2008 – Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) Bar Vocational Course -Very Competent
  • 2006 – Open University: LLB Upper Second Class

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Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation During April and May 2017, we ran a 2-part workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure on dealing with mental health issues in housing cases. This Bulletin is intended as a follow-up note for those of you who attended, and as a general practice note for those of

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