Helen has extensive experience in representing local authorities, parents and guardians in care proceedings for over 20 years and has dealt with many non-accidental injury cases in the High Court involving complex medical evidence. She has also represented local authorities in cases which involve complex immigration and international abduction issues. Helen also has represented local authorities in contested adoption cases in the High Court.
9th October 2014
Re LRP (A Child) (No. 2) (Leave to oppose adoption application)  EWHC 3311 (Fam)
Application to oppose an application for adoption. Pauffley J refuses the application on the basis that there is insufficient evidence of a change in circumstances
19th November 2013 | Bailii
T and M (Children: Fact Finding: Physical Injury)  EWHC 3645 (Fam)
Fact-finding hearing in respect of physical injuries. Pauffley J unable to identify the perpetrator(s) save to say that the mother and/or father were likely to have caused the injuries.
21st December 2011
In the Matter of A and L (Children)  EWCA Civ 1611
Appeal against findings of fact made in care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.
9th April 2010
EH v London Borough of Greenwich, AA and A (Children)  EWCA Civ 344
Care proceeding – Adoption – Evidence that mother had lied about ongoing relationship with dangerous father – Whether determinative of welfare issue – Whether judge must refer explicitly to welfare checklist and human rights of parties