Helen is head of our Employment team. She has extensive experience of all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law including Employment Tribunal and High Court claims, exiting employees, TUPE issues, enforcing post-termination and confidentiality restrictions, and drafting bespoke employment documentation.


    Helen acts for businesses of all sizes, including start-ups, SME’s, charities and not for profits, and international organisations. She has a stunning track record of successfully defending claims and securing costs for her clients and her advice commonly results in claims being averted or withdrawn.


    Recent Experience

    • Acted for a large national charity against a claim for unfair dismissal and whistle blowing, culminating in the successful defence of the claim at a 5 day trial
    • Advised a national hairdressing chain on a dispute with a freelancer over employment status, achieving the withdrawal of a claim for unfair dismissal and breach of contract
    • Acted for a recruitment agency on the removal of confidential information by an employee moving to a competitor. Advised on the dismissal of the employee for gross misconduct, secured legal undertakings from the employee and the new employer, and the return of the confidential information taken
    • Advised a professional services firm on the dismissal of an employee found to have misappropriated substantial funds from the business, acting in tandem with our Dispute Resolution team who secured a Freezing Order over the employee’s assets
    • Acted for a start-up drafting directors’ service contracts, independent contractor agreements and a bonus scheme
    • Defended an international travel business against a claim for constructive dismissal, race, sex and religious discrimination. Secured the withdrawal of all claims during a 7 day trial and costs against the claimant   

    Firmwide awards

    British Italian Lawyers Association
    Chambers 2017
    Indian Council of Arbitration
    Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016
    Legal 500 Leading Firm 2017 (EMEA)
    Solicitors for the Elderly
    Super Lawyers
    The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm 2017
    Who's Who Legal

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