Helen has over 20 years' experience in transactional intellectual property and commercial contracts. Having trained at Burges Salmon, qualifying in 1995, Helen became a partner in 2001. She was head of intellectual property for a number of years, becoming head of commercial in 2013. She has also spent 4 years sitting on the firm's six partner strong board, PCom.

Helen has worked on a range of non-contentious intellectual property and commercial transactions, particularly in the food and drink, retail, sport and financial services sectors.

  • Advising RAC on a number of technology development transactions building its Telematics offering, as well as advising on its appointment of BGL Group to provide RAC-branded car insurance in a five year deal with a value of £800 million Gross Written Premiums.
  • Advising John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose on their contractual arrangements.
  • Advising FirstGroup on the arrangements with TfL for the introduction of contactless payment for all tickets across London rail services, integrating with the London Underground.
  • Working with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to restructure nuclear industry IP (and complex industry-wide licence arrangements) in preparation for the winding-up of BNFL, the original state holder of the industry IP.
  • Advising independent UK racecourses on 20 years' of media rights deals.

What others say...

She is easy to work with and understands what the client is trying to do.
Chambers UK 2016