Ms LD Public Access Client
Thank you for your help in my case. I wanted to say that Helen Alexander did a fantastic job. She was very clear, concise, and knowledgeable. I am so grateful for her guidance and the great outcome we achieved. I would definitely recommend her.
Dr Srinivasa Rao Vemuri Public Access
(Helen Alexander) has been the best barrister I have personally met during my financial order case. She goes to any extent to help her client achieve the best possible outcome. Helen has systematic approach and her sincerity helps her clients rest assured that they will be well looked after. I would like to wish her all the best in life and will recommend her to anyone I know if they need any legal advice for family matters. Kind regards
Re M v Bournemouth Children Authority  (Permission to appeal against a placement/adoption order) (unreported)
Helen represented the mother seeking permission to appeal the making of an adoption/placement order and succeeded in obtaining permission to appeal on compelling grounds.
Re A, B, E v Newcastle Children Authority  (mental health, human rights Article 8, forced adoption of the children and immigration) and (unreported)
Helen represented the Father in care proceedings, which involved Refugee convention (asylum) and forced adoption. The mother had acute mental health difficulties and made serious allegation of FGM and fled with the children. Father successfully challenged the placement order and secured the return of his children.
Re J v Birmingham Children’s Authority  (allegation of trafficked child, foreign adoption, placement/adoption order) (unreported)
Helen represented the British mother who faced allegations of child trafficking having lawfully adopted a child from outside the UK – advised on the international adoption, challenging the Home Office evidence and potential prosecution. Helen drafted grounds of appeal to the Court of Appeal on the legitimacy of foreign adoption and parental responsibility.
Re K v Norwich Children’s Authority  (Special Guardianship Order) (unreported)
This case related to a child who had been abandoned in the care of her grandfather by her heroin-addicted Mother and the father was in prison for a lengthy sentence and authorities removed the child and were seeking a placement and/or adoption order.
Helen represented the Grandfather and children’s guardian and solicitor did not support him and the matter was listed for 5 days. Grandfather successfully obtained contact and subsequent return of the child supported by the Children’s authority.
Re M (Mother makes an allegation of historic rape against the Father without immigration status in the UK) in the Central Family Court (2017) (unreported)
Helen represented a Father, an over-stayer facing immigration deportation who sought a child arrangement order. The British mother made an allegation of historic rape of a vulnerable adult (disabled) and controlling and coercive behaviour against the Father. Matter was listed for a 4-day fact finding hearing which included evidence of mobile phone footage and recordings and police disclosure. Father’s successfully challenged allegation and an order made for contact with the child with immediate effect.
Re C (International Child abduction from habitual residence in Europe) matter listed for trial in the Royal Court of Justice 
Mother resident in the UK refused to return the children to their habitual residence. Mother was in breach of the German court child arrangement order. Father made an urgent application to the High Court alleging child abduction.
Helen advised on Brussels II Regulation (BII) Art 1(1) (b) EEA and Art 11-13 and Art.8 and as BII extends the children provisions of BII to all children involved in proceedings, makes changes to the process of recognising and enforcing access orders in other countries, changes the jurisdiction rules on children cases and strengthens return provisions in child abduction cases and the defence available to challenge the finding of abduction by one party.
M v Ors and third party in the Family Court Coventry  (financial remedies hearing – fraud, beneficial interest/resulting trusts, transfer of property via a declaration of trust) (unreported)
Helen represented both the husband and his partner against the claim of the wife and a third party interest – complex case listed for 4 day trial – involved multiple properties, beneficial interest/resulting trust, allegations of mortgage fraud, breach of contract, transfer of land under a declaration of trust, expert valuation of property in Pakistan and breaches of immigration law. Helen successfully challenged the foreign valuation and the third party’s claim for a resulting trust.
S v S  in the Family Court Watford (FDHRA) (unreported) – complex high value matrimonial property which included a large portfolio of ‘buy to let’ properties in the UK and investment in properties in UAE and other businesses, capital gains tax and the duty of candour and disclosure.
Helen represented the respondent at the FDHRA, she successfully challenged the financial accounting expert report, successfully argued that the valuation for the sale of property is different from the valuation for a business with sitting tenants under a buy to let mortgage and therefore without the proper valuation, that calculation for capital gains tax (CGT) is not ‘fit for purpose’ and further argued that expert report for CGT tax has a number of exceptions which had not been considered in report and therefore FDHRA cannot be effective and sought costs.
N v V and third party D (insolvency practitioners) in the County Court Coventry  (company loan v personal loan – fraudulent winding up of companies – insolvency practitioners) (unreported).
Helen represented the applicant in this fast track money claim. Trial issue was a question of fact: was it a personal loan to the Director of the Company or a loan to company? Particulars of claim alleged fraudulent and dishonest dealing between the Respondent, the insolvency practitioners and the accountants to deprive the Applicant of the loan made.
C v D in Brentford County Court  (private landlord and tenant dispute – deposits and tenancy v licence to occupy – damages.
These proceedings began as a money-claim-online for the return of deposit and breach of contract and obtained judgement in default. Respondent successfully challenged the ‘service’ and matter went to trial. Helen successfully negotiated a settlement and a consent order was agreed at the hearing.
** names and dates changed to preserve the anonymity.