Helen’s practice covers the full spectrum of employment law and human resources strategy with extensive experience in complex advisory and litigation projects. Helen has particular expertise of working with clients in the financial, tech and professional services sectors. Over recent years, Helen has guided many banks and solo regulated firms through the complexity of the employment issues related to the introduction of the senior managers & certification regime and on cross over employment and regulatory issues.
Helen’s focus is on strategic matters such as workplace discrimination of a sensitive nature, equal pay, team moves, boardroom disputes and employment cases involving financial services regulatory issues. She is also well versed in dealing with industrial relations issues.
She has worked with a number of organisations on the Implication of the General Data Protection Regulation for managing employee data. She prides herself on having a great commitment to client service and finding innovative solutions to employment and human resources issues. Helen often provides tailored training sessions to meet the needs of her clients.
Helen is a regular speaker and employment conferences and frequently writes for leading publications on employment matters. She also appeared as a panellist on Radio 4’s the “ Bottom Line” and has commented on employment issues on the Today programme, PM and the BBC World Service, most recently appearing on PM in November 2019.
Helen is also a Diversity and Inclusion board member, saying "Gender diversity is only one element of ensuring we have an inclusive workplace and that Taylor Wessing is a great place to work. I plan to promote the intersection between gender diversity and the great work all our networks are doing to create a truly inclusive workplace."
|Since 2020||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2013 - 2020||Partner, Fox Williams|
|2003 - 2013||Partner, Pinsent Masons|
|2000 - 2003||Senior associate, Pinsent Masons|
|1993 - 1999||Associate, Fladgate Fielder|
|1993 - 1999||Associate/Senior associate, Blake Morgan|
|1993||Admitted as a lawyer, England & Wales|
|1991||Law Society Finals, College of Law, York|
|1990||LLB Law, University of Hull|
How to crack the largest bonus gap in the financial services sector, 17 May 2018, Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence
GDPR: the challenges facing the tech market, 18 June 2008, The Lawyer
Have companies underestimated the impact of GDPR…?, 23 May 2018, City AM
Don’t expect grace period for GDPR enforcement, 2018, Compliance Week
Brexit prompts asset managers to revamp distribution strategies, Financial Times
UK regulator plans public directory of risk takers, Ignites Europe (part of FT)
Survey findings show size of Brexit turmult, Financial Times
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