Helen accepts instructions from claimants and defendants across all of 12KBW’s core areas. Helen has particular experience in personal injury, industrial disease, and clinical negligence. She regularly appears in trials, CCMCs, approval hearings and applications and has experience of inquests. She is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis.

Away from 12KBW Helen enjoys wine tasting, cycling, and travelling.

Personal Injury
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Helen acts in both fast-track and multi-track cases in all areas of personal injury law, including employers’ liability, public liability, occupiers’ liability and road traffic cases.

As a keen road cyclist herself, Helen particularly welcomes instructions in cycling cases. She has worked on multi-million-pound catastrophic injury cases, including serious brain injuries, paraplegia and fatal accidents.

She has been brought in for quantum work by leading counsel, drafting schedules of loss in catastrophic claims, including one pleaded at over £15m.

Industrial Disease
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Helen has experience of asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma claims as well as claims for other industrial diseases such as occupational asthma and NIHL. She regularly drafts pleadings and schedules and appears before the Masters. She is keen to develop her practice further.

Helen has a particular interest in this field having spent a significant portion of her pupillage assisting in all aspects of asbestos litigation and having contributed to the platinum salt sensitization case, Dryden v Johnson Matthey [2018] UKSC 18, in the Supreme Court under the supervision of Patrick Kerr.

Clinical Negligence
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Helen’s experience includes cases involving failures to diagnose and sub-standard post-surgical care in hospital. She has a strong interest in this field and is keen to develop her practice further, accepting instructions in all aspects of clinical negligence litigation.

International & Travel
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With a Masters of German Law and business-level German, Helen is keen to grow her international & travel practice and welcomes instructions in this area.

Helen has a strong interest in this field and is keen to develop her practice further.

Insurance
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Helen has particular experience in motor insurance cases, but with her Lloyd’s Market background welcomes instructions in the area of insurance and reinsurance generally.

Credit Hire
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Helen has extensive experience in credit hire cases, appearing on behalf of both claimants and defendants.

Inquests
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Helen has represented a bereaved family at an inquest into a fatal motorway collision and has experience of an Article 2 inquest involving several branches of the emergency services. She is keen to develop her inquest practice further and will consider pro bono instructions.

Publications

Contributor Asbestos: Law & Litigation, Sweet & Maxwell, 2019 (Chapters; Knowledge, Environmental liability)

Case report: Dryden v Johnson Matthey plc [2018] UKSC 18, Personal Injury Law Journal June 2018 #166

Clarity from the Supreme Court on the scope of actionable personal injury, PI Focus, May 2018

Thomas Lundmark & Helen Waller (2016) Using statutes and cases in common and civil law, Transnational Legal Theory, 7:4, 429-469

Qualifications & Awards

BPTC – Outstanding
LL.M. Deutsches Recht (German Law) – 1st in year
BA (Law) (Cantab)

Queen Mother Scholar, Middle Temple
Harmsworth Exhibition, Middle Temple

Appointments & Memberships
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European Circuit

PIBA

APIL