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Partner & Head of Personal Injury
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020 7407 4892
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Qualified

1996

Firm Trained With

Clifford & Co

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish & Italian

Profile

I joined MW in 2015 as a partner and head of the personal injury department, with extensive experience of dealing with complex and high-value claims involving a range of injuries including brain injury, spinal cord injury, fatal accidents, amputation and orthopaedic injuries.

I have particular expertise in dealing with complex, contested claims, getting to the heart of the issues quickly and preparing for trial. I frequently take over cases from other firms of solicitors. My passion is securing justice for those who have been injured or treated unfairly.

I have extensive experience of dealing with claims arising from accidents in the construction industry. I am regarded as an expert in the field and I am frequently invited to speak on the subject and am the “go to” solicitor for accidents on large transport infrastructure projects.

In addition to my fee earning work, I campaign for improved health and safety in the workplace.

I have expertise in whistleblowing cases and am currently acting for Dr Stephen Frost in his claim against the Ministry of Defence.

What My Clients Say About Me

"Helen is a fantastic lawyer and has managed the case brilliantly. She is always calm and takes care to understand the client’s position and explain things." - Robert Frost (son of Dr Stephen Frost)
"Thank you for your invaluable assistance- it is very much appreciated." - William Frost (son of Dr Stephen Frost)
"Helen Clifford, as we have discovered is not your average solicitor, as we have found she is there at the end of the phone or an email 24 hours a day to listen to your concerns or queries about your case. This, in itself, we commend her for. Helen’s devotion to her clients, their family and the case is paramount." - Sgt X

"We have been with 2 previous solicitors and we were not happy with the way our case was been dealt with so we changed to Helen Clifford, who achieved us the right result. The services provided by Helen and her team at MW were outstanding, exceptional in her field, Helen is efficient and very friendly. She conducted our case with great care and professionalism" - Sgt X
"We have recently settled the case and although we knew it was a high value claim, the results actually exceeded my expectations and I’ll be forever grateful to Helen." - Jeff T (construction accident)
"I sustained life changing injuries and the outlook was bleak to say the least. After instructing Helen my life took a turn for the better. I was supported throughout the entire process by her and I could not have dealt with it without her. She is simply one of the kindest, most caring and intelligent people I have ever dealt with. It was a high value claim and has now been resolved thanks to all the hard work she put in for me. I will forever be in her debt. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Helen." -Graham Seaholme (road traffic accident)
"We feel that had you not been assigned as Dad’s solicitor the outcome of his case would have ended differently. You have given us hope as a family that there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel. You guided us through everything and explained to us in a way that we could understand and for this we thank you. Dad has had some really tough times in the last two years but you always managed to lift his spirits with a phone call. You have a very big heart Helen and you are an absolutely brilliant solicitor and anyone who has you on their side will be very lucky indeed." - Mrs W (daughter of Mr H who sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a road traffic accident)
“Helen has the utmost integrity and compassion and so is someone I trust to refer bereaved and traumatised families, knowing she will deal with them sympatetically and empathetically and with immense skill.

She knows how to liaise with the Police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and how to get the best out of the investigation process and the Inquest for the family. At Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK) and the Hazards Campaign, we value Helen's work, her skill, her long experience in the field which she brings to and builds upon with each case, and we trust her integrity and compassion. 

She is an amazingly generous advocate and representative and will always go that extra mile to ensure the families we refer to her, and the wider cause of preventing death at work, is well served.” - Hilda Palmer ((Acting Chair of National Hazards Campaign, Facilitator of FACK) Feb 2016)

What a leading barrister says about me:

"Helen has the advantage of being able to grasp the essential points of a case quickly, yet, in addition, the ability to communicate at ease with clients."

Recent Press Coverage

Croydon Tram Crash

Helen Clifford and Timothy Pyant are handling a significant number of victim cases.

Rene Tkacik case

Richard Laco case

Silviu Radalescu case

Whistleblowing Case (Dr Stephen Frost)

Awards, Accreditations and Memberships:

Recent Successes

  • Secured a settlement of £1.35 million for a client involved as a passenger in a car accident.
  • Founder and Head of the construction injury team at Leigh Day.
  • Recognised expert & speaker in relation to construction accidents.
  • Secured a settlement of £2.1 million for a client who suffered a very severe brain injury, future loss of earnings were difficult to quantify due to poor recent employment history.
  • Secured settlement for a brain injured pedestrian against a courier company where liability & vicarious liability were in dispute. Counsel described the issues as being at the cutting edge of employment law.
  • Secured a verdict of unlawful killing in a construction case.
  • Dealing with most of the major accidents on large transport infrastructure projects

Work in the Community / Pro Bono Work

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