Helen specialises in graduate development; her role encompasses all aspects of development including delivering and reviewing trainee appraisals, arranging the trainees’ professional training courses and other coaching, coordinating the six monthly seat rotation process and organising trainee secondments.  She was previously a fee earner in the insurance litigation team for many years and this experience has proved invaluable when working with trainees and supervisors alike.

Helen also plays a key role in the recruitment of trainees and is involved in all aspects of this from reviewing applications to interviewing and assessing candidates.

Helen enjoys working with various local schools and universities and has been involved in our PRIME programme for the past three years (a nationwide legal work experience scheme for sixth formers to encourage social mobility).

Positions held by Helen include membership of the Newcastle Law School Advisory Board and of the Career Ready Local Advisory Group.