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"...uses her knowledge of construction law to excellent effect and communicates her ideas in a way that is easily understood."   

Year of call: 2007


Helena is an insurance and commercial practitioner, with a particular focus on construction and engineering disputes, professional negligence and property damage. Her experience includes public procurement and utilities work.

As well as being a robust trial advocate, Helena is known for providing clear and accessible advice either in writing or in conference. She is regularly instructed by a range of clients, including employers, contractors, construction professionals, insurers and insolvency practitioners to act in litigation, both in the TCC and the county courts, as well as arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

Helena accepts instructions on a direct access basis and under the Hardwicke Adjudication Fixed Fee Scheme, in appropriate cases.

Helena is a keen sportswoman and can often be found running around in Hyde Park even in the windiest and muddiest of conditions. She is an avid film fan and also sings in a choir.


Helena is a contributing author to Paul Reed QC’s Construction All Risks Insurance, Sweet & Maxwell, 2014, Insurance Broking Practice and the Law (ed. CMS Cameron McKenna), for the forthcoming edition of Construction All Risks Insurance (Sweet & Maxwell) and a contributor to the Practical Law Construction Blog.

Helena is also a contributing author to the forthcoming Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance.  


  • University of Oxford, University College, Lit Hum, BA (Hons)
  • CPE - City University
  • BVC - ICSL
  • Middle Temple Benefactors’ Scholar

Professional Associations

  • South Eastern Circuit
  • BILA
  • Society of Construction Law