helen full - Helen Bray

Helen Bray

Family Barrister
  • Year of Call
  • 2004

Public Law


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.

Private Law


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.

Ancillary Relief


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

  • Membership
  • Helen is a member of the Family Law Bar Association.
  • Academic
  • 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.

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