Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and has worked within Merseyside and Lancashire throughout her career. Helen joined Mooney Everett Solicitors in May 2012 to develop the family law department and offer clients a high standard of service and experience in Ormskirk, Southport, Skelmersdale, Burscough, Maghull and Liverpool city centre.
Over the past 20 years, most of Helen’s work has involved divorce and relationship breakdown including legal disputes relating to access to children. She has acted in cases involving significant financial assets for high net worth individuals in business, the sports world, media and the public sector.
Helen’s clients range from small business owners to high-net-worth individuals. She has an excellent network of experts whom she calls upon to value businesses, provide expert pensions and give tax advice on transactions.
Helen was involved in the significant case of Edgerton v Edgerton and Zafirelli Shaik (2012) which involved a foreign jurisdiction, third party involvement and cross-over between civil and matrimonial law.
Helen is a collaborative lawyer and so offers an alternative approach to achieving divorce, without going through the courts.
She is the regional liaison officer for Southport and Ormskirk collaborative law POD and also chair of Merseyside POD on occasions, Merseyside Resolution treasurer and an accredited specialist for Resolution and Law Society Family Law. Helen sits on the Liverpool Law Society Family Law Committee and is a member of Liverpool Ladies Networking Group.
Barrister, Deirdre McGuire recently endorsed Helen on LinkedIn, saying:
‘Helen is an extremely able and talented matrimonial practitioner. She is a dedicated professional who cares deeply about her clients and strives to provide them with the best quality of service.’
Helen provides advice to clients on:
- arrangements for children;
- civil partnership dissolution;
- cohabitation agreements or disputes;
- divorce or separation;
- living together;
- domestic violence;
- financial and property settlements;
- pre-nuptial agreements; and
- collaborative law.
Helen has always lived within the West Lancashire area and says ‘It is a place I love. I passionately believe that people in Ormskirk deserve access to the same level of legal service as people in the city centre, which I am committed to providing.’
When she is not working she loves watching rugby and is a season ticket-holder at St Helens Rugby League Club. She also enjoys taking walks in the country with her dog