Helen specialises in employment law. She can offer support on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including employment tribunal claims. Helen has enjoyed a high success rate in defending tribunal proceedings for employer clients where the claims related to sex, age and disability discrimination, unfair dismissal and TUPE issues.
The focus of Helen’s approach is on offering prompt, pragmatic and commercial advice in clear language and free of legal jargon. She recognises that understanding clients’ business or individual objectives is a key part of this process.
Recommended in The Legal 500 Directory for 2008, 2009 and 2010 and in the Chambers Directory for 2010, Helen’s clients have described her as being “quick and responsive”, having “excellent client care” skills and as adopting “a highly commercial outlook”. Helen is also recognised in the Directory of Legal Experts.
Helen acts for employers and senior employees. Her clients have included multinational companies in a wide range of sectors, financial institutions, SMEs, family run businesses, educational institutions, charities and senior executives.
Helen qualified in 1999. She joined Setfords in 2011 having previously been a partner and Head of the Employment Team at a Thames Valley law firm for over 3 years. Helen trained in the City and spent 6 years there post-qualification working for a leading boutique employment law firm.
Delivering bespoke training sessions for clients on topics such as the ACAS Code and dealing with sickness absence is another service Helen is happy to offer. Helen has also spoken at seminars on various employment law issues and written various articles for professional publications.
Away from work, Helen enjoys travelling to beautiful, remote destinations and reading about Eastern philosophies. She is also a qualified yoga teacher.