Practice Profile

Helen’s practice covers all areas of family law work. 

She read law at Newnham College, Cambridge, graduating in 2005. She completed her Bar Vocational Court at Nottingham Law School and was called to the Bar in 2007. 

Prior to coming to the Bar Helen worked as an Immigration and Asylum adviser.  

Helen became a tenant of Harcourt Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage in 2008.





Helen’s practice encompasses all aspects of family law.


In public law proceedings Helen regularly acts for Local Authorities across Thames Valley, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire.  She is also instructed on behalf of parents, relatives, Guardians, competent children, and the Official Solicitor.   She has experience in complex public law cases that involve non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse/exploitation, and international elements.


In private law proceedings, Helen has represented parents, grandparents, and rule 16.4 Guardians.  Helen has experience in international relocation cases, and applications for leave to remove temporarily from the jurisdiction (including to countries that are not signatories to the Hague Convention).


Helen is instructed on a variety of financial relief matters, and has experience in cases involving businesses, interveners, and evidence from forensic accountants. 




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Tel 0207 353 6961


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Dx 96453 Oxford 4
Tel 01865 791559


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