Helen Bates | Solicitor | Bolt Burdon Kemp Helen Bates | Solicitor | Bolt Burdon Kemp

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Helen joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in April 2023 as a solicitor in our Abuse team.

Before joining Bolt Burdon Kemp, Helen worked in civil liberties and human rights law. She assisted on and conducted claims against the police, prison and immigration authorities on behalf of victims of assault, false imprisonment and other forms of ill treatment by state bodies. She also assisted victims of crime in challenges to decisions not to prosecute perpetrators of abuse, as well as supporting them in making claims in respect of investigative failings and failure to protect them from harm. She qualified as a solicitor in October 2022.

Helen studied Law at Warwick University. She went on to complete an LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of York, where her dissertation addressed the intersection between human rights and the Westminster #MeToo scandal.

During her undergraduate degree, Helen volunteered with Support Through Court, a charity dedicated to supporting people representing themselves in the civil and family courts. This further inspired her dedication to ensuring access to quality legal representation for survivors of abuse, many of whom are further traumatised by the court process.

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