- Year of Call
Helen has experience of acting for Local Authorities, parents and Guardians in care proceedings including in cases involving alleged non-accidental injuries and sexual abuse. She has particular experience representing young and or otherwise vulnerable parents and parents with learning difficulties.
Care proceedings representing a parent involved in the FDAC court.
Care proceedings representing a Local Authority in a case involving significant challenges to the expert psychiatric and psychological assessments.
Care proceedings representing a parent where a successful challenge was made to the financial provision being offered by the Local Authority to Special Guardians.
Care proceedings representing a Local Authority seeking findings of non-accidental injury.
Care proceedings representing a Local Authority seeking findings of sexual abuse.
Helen regularly representing parents in Private Law proceedings where there are disputes relating to both residence and contact involving complex allegations of sexual abuse, domestic violence and neglect. She has experience representing parents in applications to remove children from the jurisdiction and to relocate within the UK.
Private law fact-finding hearing representing a parent where allegations of the rape of a child had been made.
Representing a disabled parent in an application for shared residence where that parent’s disability was being used to by the other parent to try to justify limited contact.
Private law proceedings in which allegations were made that the child would be removed from the jurisdiction and taken to a non-Hague Convention country.
Helen is regularly instructed in ancillary relief proceedings.
Domestic Violence and Injunctions
Helen is regularly instructed to attend contested occupation and non-molestation order hearings.
Biographical and Other Information
- Helen is a member of the Family Law Bar Association.
- Helen Studied PPE at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, before undertaking the Law Conversion Course at Exeter University where she gained a Distinction. She was awarded a Lord Justice Holker Award by Gray’s Inn and completed the Bar Course at the University of the West of England in 2004. She commenced pupillage with Walnut House Chambers in October 2004 and became a tenant in 2005.
Family Law team members
Year Of Call : 1987
The main focus is in ancillary relief (financial remedies) for husbands, wives and children, especially where there are trust and/or business assets and farms. Mark cuts through volume of paper to the core and critical issues and is focussed and blunt with his clients and the Court alike.View Profile
Andrew Eaton Hart
Year Of Call : 1989
Andrew regularly accepts instructions in various speciality disciplines. He has an interest and expertise in boundary disputes and other land-related claims, including disputes over rights of way, easements and Highway firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 1994
Hugh has extensive experience acting for Local Authorities, parents, grandparents, Guardians and proposed special guardians in care proceedings, including representing young and vulnerable parents, clients with learning difficulties and clients with chronic health email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2002
Theresa is instructed in multi-day final hearings at which the Court determines whether children should be placed in care of the Local Authority, remain in the care of the Local Authority, be returned to their parents, placed with other family members or have placement orders made in respect of firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2004
Helen regularly representing parents in Private Law proceedings where there are disputes relating to both residence and contact involving complex allegations of sexual abuse, domestic violence and email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2011
Laura is a common law barrister with an established practice in civil and family. She is a personable and approachable advocate who prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients and offering sound, pragmatic legal advice. She has studied and worked internationally in France, Brussels, Luxembourg and New Zealand and is a Denning and Eastham Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2013
Emmi is a mixed common law barrister with established practices in all aspects of family, crime and civil. Emmi joined Walnut House in September 2014 having successfully completed a twelve-month pupillage in chambers, and since then has continued to enjoy a busy mixed practice. Emmi prides herself on being a personable and persuasive advocate who is both thorough and robust in her email@example.com View Profile