Helen has 30 years’ experience in the field of commercial litigation, effectively managing complex and commercially sensitive and critical disputes to meet clients’ overall objectives. She has wide ranging experience in corporate disputes, advising boards on their duties including boards created by statute, prosecuting and defending shareholder claims and breach of warranty claims.  She has comparable experience handling insurance disputes, in particular coverage and professional negligence claims and property disputes. She also advises on partnership disputes, planning disputes, compulsory purchases and statutory investigations and enforcement. 

Helen is an accredited CEDR mediator (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London) and has very significant experience in mediating commercial disputes covering a broad range of subject matter. She is the former Group Head and was also a Council member and a past Chairperson of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association. She is a member of the Irish Sports Council's Disciplinary Appeals Board and the Law Society ADR Committee. Helen also lectures on the Law Society Professional Practice course.

Key highlights include advising:

  • Ballymun Regeneration Limited, Depfa Bank, Coca Cola Hellenic, McDonalds Restaurants of Ireland and private individuals in a wide range of specific performance and breach of contract claims on property contracts, joint ventures, compulsory acquisitions and related judicial reviews.
  • Bord na Móna, Dairygold, Ervia, FL Partners, Pepper, Topaz and Unicare Pharmacies in breach of contract claims arising from the sale or acquisition of a business.
  • Ervia, Irish Water and various insurers in construction cases concerning allegations of negligent design, negligent advice, over certification, change of scope and/or defective work.
  • IBRC, Investec, Galway Clinic, Kingspan, National Standards Authority of Ireland, National Asset Management Agency, Road Safety Authority and Ulster Bank in specific performance and breach of contract claims.