Helen read Law at The University of Liverpool and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2004. Her predominant area of practice is in Family Law but she also deals with all issues relating to mental health law.
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Family - Children
Her principal practice is in Family Law and encompasses all aspects of the law relating to children in both public and private proceedings. She regularly receives instructions to appear for Local Authorities, parents, other extended family members, children able to give their own instructions and children’s guardians. Helen has an active interest in the development of Family Law and regularly attends conferences/ seminars organised by the Family Law Bar Association, Family Law publishing companies and open forum seminars.Book BarristerBack to top
Helen is a member of the Public Regulatory team and, in particular, she deals with issues relating to mental health law. She appears in Mental Health Review Tribunals representing both local authorities and patients who are detained under the various provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983. As such, she also has an active interest in Court of Protection work.
Helen made a substantial contribution to Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook (Jordans, March 2008) by way of legal research on all the topics contained within it, which complemented her own experience and expertise in the area. She is also the contributing Editor of Mental Health Tribunals: Law Practice and Procedure and she is due to commence further research and work in preparation for the next edition of this publication.Book BarristerBack to top
Helen is accredited to receive instructions directly from members of the public through the Public Access Scheme.
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