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Helen Brown

Partner

Biography

Helen joined Weightmans in November 2016, heading up the rapidly expanding casualty and local government team in the Leeds office. Helen was previously the Regional Head of the Leeds office for a number of years before taking up her current role as National Head of Local Government.

With over 25 years' experience in dealing with the full spectrum of employers' and public liability claims, Helen has acted for numerous local authorities, insurers, Lloyd's syndicates and listed companies for a significant number of years. Her particular areas of expertise means she is adept at dealing with all types of claims and particularly those concerning social care, HRA, GDPR, stress, bullying and harassment.

Helen has undertaken a number of key roles within FOIL both within the sector focus teams and nationally given her experience and keen interest in the ever-changing casualty and local government landscape. Helen is well known within ALARM at a national and local level and regularly speaks at their forums and local conferences as well as delivering tailor made training on any chosen topic.

Helen is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is a Leeds Law Society Director who leads on gender and has taken part in and chaired a number of round table events in conjunction with the Law Society of England and Wales. Helen is also a mental health first aider and is actively involved in the entire spectrum of CSR activities from the Leeds office.

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