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Helen is located at:

Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
DX: 7623

Helen qualified in 2009 and practised in broad-spectrum civil litigation to include debt (commercial and individuals) and all aspects of enforcement, contentious probate, trust of land disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, leaseholder disputes, professional negligence, sale of goods and supply of services and other contractual disputes.

She joined LA in March 2018, into Litigation and Recoveries dealing mainly with commercial disputes and recoveries relating to the sale of goods and services including cross-jurisdiction disputes and enforcement.

Helen prides herself on litigation efficiency and clear understandable explanations of complex legal matters at critical points during litigation. She holds a strong belief that it is important to explore all avenues of dispute resolution, to include Alternative Dispute Resolution and face to face negotiations prior to and during court proceedings, as often the cost and delays incurred when entering the remit of the Court can be frustrating. However, this is never at the expense of achieving the right result.

Recent examples of work or case studies

  • Breach of contract regarding payments to be made by a remaining sole shareholder following the sale of a limited company by previous shareholders who had utilised EBT’s (Employee Benefit Trusts) during their period of ownership. HMRC issuing APN’s linked to previous owners EBT’s and failure to include a clause within the Business Sale Agreement regarding those EBT’s.  This case also linked in the subsequent professional negligence claims.
  • International contentious probate dispute involving assets and family within the jurisdictions of England, Isle of Man and South Africa. Securing international assets and dealing with issues of domicile relating to the deceased to ensure the correct probate rules were applied.

Get in touch with Helen Whittam