Helen’s practice involves advising on divorce and separation and the related financial and children issues with a view to reaching a settlement amicably.
Helen has developed a reputation for resolving family matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way wherever possible, particularly when children are involved. With compassion she helps clients through what is usually a difficult time and adopts a pragmatic approach to achieve a fair result, always balancing the benefits to be gained against the costs. When necessary, she is experienced in acting in court proceedings.
Helen advises married and unmarried couples following the breakdown of a relationship. She also helps clients think ahead to what they would want to happen in the event their relationship breaks down by preparing and advising upon written agreements, such as pre- and post-nuptial agreements and living together agreements.
Helen was recognised in Citywealth’s top 100 Future Leaders for 2016, an annual list of rising stars in the private wealth industry.
Reported case: Re K (A Child)  EWCA Civ 905
Helen achieved first class honours in law at the London School of Economics and then went on to obtain a distinction in her LPC. She trained and qualified at a London law firm before joining Debenhams Ottaway in November 2014.
Helen is a member of:
- Resolution Children Committee (committee member)
- Young Resolution
- Women In Business Network
- Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship
Helen is also a trustee of the Christians In Overseas Services Trust (COST).
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I just wanted to say an extremely big thank you for all of your help and kindness shown during this very difficult time. I am deeply grateful to have had you as my solicitor and I couldn’t have hoped for a more wise, caring and professional person to guide me along the way.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for acting on my behalf and making what was a difficult time a lot easier. From start to finish excellent support and service.
Friendly, efficient service. Felt I was listened to and my needs were met.
Kind, considerate, thoughtful help. Honesty. Significantly improved my situation.
Helen has been just great, I’m so pleased you advised me to contact her.
Thank you very much for all your help and hard work, hopefully this will be the end of it all and a new beginning. You have been fantastic.