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Helen Fairhead

Senior Associate

Helen Fairhead


T:+44 20 7444 5567

Helen Fairhead is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in London. She handles a wide range of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on banking, insolvency and professional negligence disputes.

Helen has experience in acting for financial institutions, accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners in complex financial litigation.

Helen's recent work included acting for the issuer in a £250m claim arising out of the alleged negligent valuation of a property portfolio valued at £1.2bn in what was described as the "valuation trial of the century" and was one of The Lawyer Magazine's Top 20 cases for 2016. Helen regularly acts on insolvency-related claims against or on behalf of insolvency office holders. 

Helen has Higher Rights of Audience and is a qualified Insolvency Practitioner (having been awarded the ILA prize for the lawyer with the highest marks in the exams).  Helen is listed as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 where she is described as "a real star in the making, intelligent, dedicated and a fighter and able to stand up to the most aggressive opponents'".

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