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I specialise in corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, professional negligence, commercial and
company disputes. I am listed in Legal 500 which
identify barristers with strengths in particular areas (see quotations below).
 
I have extensive expertise in general commercial matters
including disputes concerning sale purchase agreements, loan agreements,
agency/ distribution agreements, international sale contracts, and service
contracts in a wide range of sectors. I also accept instructions in
arbitrations relating to commercial contracts. I taught commercial contract law
at the LSE in 2009 and 2010.
 
I have wide-ranging experience of company and insolvency
matters, together with civil fraud. I am regularly instructed on shareholder
disputes, directors' duties issues and the full range of corporate and personal
insolvency matters including antecedent transactions and dividend claims. I
have experience of injunctive relief and asset recovery issues. I appeared in a
leading Supreme Court case on directors (Holland v HMRC [2009] EWCA Civ 625).
 
I regularly act for both claimants and professionals in a
wide range of professional negligence claims. I have extensive experience in
claims relating to solicitors' and barristers' breach of duty and claims
against surveyors, architects, accountants and financial advisors. My cases
range from multi-million pound commercial court actions (Symrise AG v Baker
& McKenzie [2015] EWHC 912 (Comm)) to actions brought by householders or
consumers or against sole traders. I am listed in the Legal 500.
 
My practice is split between advisory work (written and
telephone advices to clients on the merits of their cases) and more contentious
work. I have extensive experience of litigation in the High Court and county
courts throughout England. I also regularly represent clients at mediations,
negotiations, roundtables and other settlement meetings.
 
I have published a number of articles including on the
implied term of good faith, equitable subrogation and reflective loss in
shareholder cases, together with various articles in the insolvency field.
 
Quotations about me in current and past editions of the main legal directories, Legal 500 and
Chambers and Partners:
 
"She oozes quality, is meticulous and always engaging. She
is very pragmatic and always delivers on her promises.” (Insolvency, Legal 500
2021)
"Accessible, approachable, good written work, she is
extremely able and highly regarded.”(Professional Negligence, Legal 500 2021)
"A real asset to our team who worked incredibly hard
and who clearly knows this area well"
"Helen is a talented junior who prepares thoroughly,
keeps an open mind and welcomes input from those instructing her"
"She is pleasant to deal with, hard-working and
knowledgeable"

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