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  • My husband and I were confident from our first meeting that we were with the right solicitor. From the outset she had our trust and throughout our long battle she and the team gave sound, honest advice. Nothing, no matter how small the question, was ever too much trouble.

  • Excellent service – felt listened to, understood and supported at a difficult time. Would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.

  • I was very happy with the outcome, my family feel happier now… & I want to thank you so much for all your help, advice & support during the whole process, you have been a fabulous help to me & you made me feel confident & well informed as all that was happening during the whole process. You helped me & my family more than you will ever know & made it a positive experience. I can’t thank you enough for everything, Helen.

  • Many thanks for all your help and advice over the last two years, you were brilliant

    Wednesday 17 July 2013
  • I know [my case] is not over yet but I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and advice – I really am very grateful to you and your team.

    Friday 15 March 2013
  • Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for all the help you have given me throughout my divorce. You really have made a difficult and emotional time more bearable. Thanks again for your help and support.

    Friday 09 November 2012
  • "Thank you so much for all your hard work on the case and your sensitivity throughout."

    Wednesday 25th January 2017
  • The experience I have had has been far superior to my previous experience with solicitors. I was kept fully informed of progress and felt very well looked after and represented. Outstanding! Thank you very much.

    Tuesday 11th April 2017

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Helen Dandridge

Solicitor – Court of Protection & Contentious Probate

Helen qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and works in our Court of Protection team. She specialises in dealing with health and welfare cases where there is a dispute involving a person who does not have capacity to make their own decision.

She has been certified by the Law Society as an accredited legal practitioner under the mental capacity (welfare) accreditation scheme which recognises her experience and knowledge of mental capacity law.

She has vast experience of acting for various family members and acting on behalf of the person without capacity. She regularly receives instructions from Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and the Official Solicitor in relation to challenging deprivation of liberty authorisations.

Helen is a committee member of the Yorkshire & Humber Court of Protection Practitioner’s Association and the Huddersfield & Dewsbury Incorporated Law Society. Both committees organise events and training for local lawyers.

Helen also works with Sarah Young and specialises in contentious probate and Inheritance Act claims as well as cases involving missing persons and financial abuse.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Helen spent a number of years working as a paralegal in the firm’s family team. As a litigator she has a reputation for advising clients effectively and accurately and acting decisively when necessary. But Helen always aims to provide practical solutions and will seek to negotiate to achieve a workable solution without going to court if that is possible.

When not hard at work, Helen enjoys cooking and eating out, but she does balance that by regularly attending exercises classes at her local gym.

To arrange an appointment or to speak to Helen please telephone 0800 8 60 62 65 or contact her by e-mail.

Notable cases

Helen represented the wife in the reported case of CH v A Metropolitan Council [2017] EWCOP 12 which involved proceedings relating to whether a husband had capacity to have sexual relations with his wife and the failure of the local authority to provide a programme of education to him. Read more