St Mary's will close at 12-30pm on Friday 22 December 2023 and reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2024 at 9-00am.
If you need to contact us between these dates please either email email@example.com or leave a voicemail on our main telephone number 0115 950 3503. Whilst the office is closed the clerks will be monitoring all incoming communications during normal office hours.
Helen practices in Public Law children matters and is experienced in representing local authorities, parents, children and extended family members across the range of issues arising in public law proceedings.
Helen was called to the Bar in 2002, prior to that she was a social worker for 12 years and a trade union officer for 4 years. Helen is adept at designing and delivering training for solicitors, barristers, and social workers. She is experienced in delivering advocacy training for lawyers, seminars on recent developments in the law, and court skills for social workers.
Helen specialises in public law children work representing local authorities, parents, children and interested parties. She has extensive experience of complex matters involving suspected non-accidental injury, alleged sexual abuse, neglect and domestic abuse. She is valued for her sympathetic and straightforward approach.
“Helen is an excellent and organised advocate. She has a great manner with lay clients and a professional and excellent relationship with us as one of her instructing solicitors. We are very sorry that with her move to the Midlands we will have fewer opportunities to instruct Helen but would recommend her wholeheartedly to family law solicitors local to her new chambers.” - Caroline Landes, solicitor at McMillan Williams
"Helen is approachable for both professional and lay clients and instantly instills confidence. She is reliable, thorough and focused. If there is a positive result to be had, no matter how slim the chance, Helen's diligence, knowledge and outstanding advocacy will achieve this." - Catriona Allen, solicitor at Warrens Family Law
"Helen Knott represented me during a particularly harrowing and complex process resulting in a fact finding in the Nottingham family court concerning the future welfare of my children. From our first meeting she had an ability to immediately instill confidence. Helen maintains a balanced approach to her work, which is professional yet personable, she is easy to talk to which I found particularly helpful. I felt she truly cared and it was obvious that she had put in many hours to understand all aspects of the case and defend me to the best of her abilities. She is able to retain vital information with ease and consistently provided balanced and considered advice. My case resulted in the rehabilitation of my children to my care, no further social care involvement and exoneration from the family courts. I am now rebuilding my life with my children and will always be incredibly grateful for Helen's assistance and would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking a family law barrister."
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