Helen Arthur Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2014 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Secondary office:  Birmingham

Helen Arthur

Helen Arthur is a London based principal associate who specialises in helping clients to avoid disputes focusing on finding solutions in a pragmatic and commercial way.

Helen acts on behalf of employers, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors, public bodies and tenants on a wide variety of contentious issues, with experience of adjudication, mediation and litigation in a number of different contexts. A substantial period on secondment with a world leading infrastructure provider, assisting them to resolve a long-running multi-party PFI dispute, means that Helen has a consummate understanding of the affect such issues can have at an on-the-ground level.


  • Spending a substantial period on secondment, assisting the client to resolve a multi-party and multi-million pound PFI dispute. Helen supported the contracts manager on site, the in-house legal team, as well as the claims team, giving her expert knowledge of acting as a first point of contact for legal queries and as a sounding board for issues from both a commercial and risk management perspective.
  • Advising a house builder in regards to the JCT Contract for a high-profile housing development in the South West of England, where claims have been made following multiple defects in the housing stock being identified.
  • Helen has acted for Volkswagen UK Limited in linked disputes arising out of then the largest Audi retail building in the world in West London.
  • Helen has acted for the developers and/or owners in large defects disputes arising out of defective design of foundations including acting for the successful party in Commercial Management (Investments) Ltd v Mitchell Design and Construct Ltd & Anor [2016] EWHC 76 (TCC)
  • Helen is currently acting for the developer in relation to an entertainment-led mixed use commercial and housing development in South London.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Career
      July 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2017

    • Career
      July 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
  • 2015

    • Community
      August 2015
      TeCSA_10s Committee Member
  • 2014

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2012

    • Career
      October 2012
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, Trainee Solicitor
  • 2007

    • Education
      August 2007
      University of Kent

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