Helena is an Associate & Chartered Legal Executive working in our specialist Medical Negligence team on complex, high-value medical negligence cases, supporting the most vulnerable clients who have suffered life-changing injuries.
She has a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of medical negligence cases, but her particular interests lie in baby loss, neonatal death and birth injury cases, supporting families following any obstetric or gynaecological mishap.
She works alongside families who have been affected by cancer, where there has been a delay in diagnosis of meningitis, sepsis including Group B strep, and following complications during surgery.
Helena also supports families who have lost loved ones due to substandard care, ensuring that they receive the answers they need, in addition to compensation.
Helena works closely with other charities and organisations to ensure that her clients can be sign posted to receive to provide fully rounded support, both during the legal process and afterwards.
Helena aims to assist them and their families whilst offering empathy and nurturing relationships with charities as well as provide high levels of client care.
Helena has been working in the legal industry since 2003, initially within the high value personal injury sector, before specialising in medical negligence in 2013, qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in November 2019. She is an accredited litigator with APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
She is an ambassador and befriender for the Meningitis Research Foundation, a national charity providing support to those affected by meningitis, helping with fundraising campaigns and raising awareness.
Helena has provided support to various charities within the baby loss community as well as Hugs, the children’s cancer charity.
She is both a faculty member and accredited mediator with the Society of Mediators; is a member of the Civil Mediation Council; and is a sitting committee member with the Association of South West Mediators, hosting training events.
She is a Director and the Chair on the Board of Trustees for Veterans With Dogs, a local charity providing assistance dogs to veterans with PTSD and associated mental health disorders, to help those who have served live independent lives.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time by the sea with her husband, daughter, two cats and miniature daschund.