Helen Duthie

Head of Family Law Department

Helen specialises in all aspects of law relating to relationship and family breakdown including cohabitation, separation, divorce, children and financial matters.

Her experience in complex children matters includes Child Arrangement Orders (previously residence, contact) Prohibited Steps, Specific Issue and abduction.

Helen is an accredited specialist in private children law and domestic abuse, having achieved this status through Resolution. She has an in depth understanding of how relationship conflict can negatively affect the family unit.

She has advised independent schools on parental issues and parental responsibility and has spoken at national conferences for heads, bursars and HR managers on the subject.

Route to Slade Legal:-

Helen joined the firm in June 2017 having previously worked throughout the Thames Valley and at a large regional firm in Oxford. Prior to that she was based in Gloucestershire but has always practised in Family Law.

What I enjoy about being a solicitor:-

Helen loves the client contact and court work her job provides. She enjoys working directly with people and dealing with clients and other solicitors on a daily basis. For her, being a family solicitor allows her to see the client’s progression from dealing with a less than desirable situation at the outset to reaching the end and being able to happily move forward with a fair outcome.