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Helen Gower

Call: 1992

"One to watch."

Chambers & Partners 2020

“She is eloquent before the court and has a very good manner with clients and the other side.”

The Legal 500 2020

Overview

Helen Gower is recommended in Chambers & Partners UK for the South West. Her “very calm” demeanour has endeared her to clients. She recently acted for the Audit Commission in an equal pay case in the Court of Appeal.

Helen is also recommended in the The Legal 500 for employment work in the South West. She is regularly instructed in complex discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing claims. Her practice also includes unfair and wrongful dismissal, TUPE, maternity and paternity rights, victimisation on the ground of trade union activities, failure to consult on collective redundancies and TUPE, working time, deductions from wages and employment-related contractual disputes.

In equal pay cases Helen undertakes drafting, advisory and advocacy work including multi-party claims. She has been currently instructed in several claims involving local authorities and other government organisations such as the Audit Commission. Ongoing cases include points relating to the material factor defence.

Helen also has experience in County Court and High Court employment related disputes. She successfully defended a union in a claim for negligent advice relating to the termination of employment.

Helen undertakes pro bono work under the EAT ELAAS scheme.

In 2010 Helen was appointed as a legal assessor for the HCPC. She advises on procedural and legal issues and she drafts the Panel decisions.

Helen is regularly instructed in proceedings before other regulatory bodies, including the NMC.

Appointments

  • Legal Assessor HCPC
  • Accredited mediator
  • Member of ILS, ELA, ELBA, ARDL

Professional Recommendations

“One to watch.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“She is eloquent before the court and has a very good manner with clients and the other side.”

The Legal 500 2020

“She has an impressive ability to process complex documents.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“Her technical knowledge is brilliant.”

The Legal 500 2017

“Knows the law inside-out on discrimination and equal pay matters.”

Chambers & Partners

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Professional Regulatory & Discipline

ADR / Mediation

HR Professional Support


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Key contacts

Paul Adams

Senior Team Leader
Paul Adams 020 7269 0305 adams@oldsquare.co.uk

Lee Jennings

Junior Team Leader
Lee Jennings 0207 269 0303 jennings@oldsquare.co.uk
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