Helen is a human rights and public law solicitor and acts for individuals and campaign groups whose rights have been infringed by state bodies.
She represents clients in a range of matters, including: housing and homelessness; unlawful detention; access to education; and challenges to cuts made by local government.
Helen also has previous experience in pursuing complaints and civil actions against the police and prison authorities, and is an accredited police station representative.
Helen is currently running a free legal advice clinic across London which aims to monitor and defend the rights of European nationals. She is able to provide advice to those who have been unlawfully arrested and detained by Immigration officers, are concerned about their rights after Brexit, and/or are having difficulty accessing benefits or housing.
Helen is also working on a research and advocacy project with a leading women’s charity to look at using strategic litigation to help those who suffer domestic violence and are then often systematically excluded by local authorities from urgent accommodation.
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