Helen is a Partner in Trowers & Hamlins' Construction Disputes team. Helen joined the team in 2012 having trained at Walker Morris LLP in both contentious and non-contentious construction.
Helen has extensive experience in advising a diverse range of clients in relation to all contentious construction matters. As well as court proceedings, predominantly in the TCC but also in the Companies Court for insolvency related matters, Helen has experience of resolving claims through the pre-action protocol and all forms of alternative dispute resolution processes including adjudication, mediation and expert determination.
Helen's focus is acting as a business protector for clients by seeking to minimise risk and resolving any disputes as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Helen has particular experience in advising clients on fire-safety related defects and building safety-related issues such as grant funding. Helen helped to lead the firm's knowledge sharing and commentary on the subject. Helen sat as a member of the National Housing Federations' panel of experts to advise its members in relation to cladding and fire related issues and drafted a note of advice to members on possible construction claims.
Helen sat on the Construction Leadership Council's Contractual Best Practice Group and helped draft guidance for industry on avoiding disputes (which was government backed), record keeping and future proofing contracts in respect of covid-19.