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Helen Bowns

Coventry, United Kingdom

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Summary

Practice Areas:

  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Children in Divorce
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Financial Settlement on Divorce
  • Pensions Law
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Specific Issues Orders
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I am a Senior Associate in our Family Department and a specialist family lawyer with over 20 years of experience. I have previously worked in leading family law firms in London and Birmingham.

My work generally focuses on mid to high value cases arising out of family breakdown. My practice includes many cases in which businesses form part of the assets.  I also advise families on wealth protection through pre-marital (‘pre-nups’) and post-marital agreements.

Dealing with all aspects of private law, I advise parents on children disputes including international relocation of families. I have been described as a “rising star” by Chambers and commentators have said “she genuinely cares about your situation and circumstances and she always goes that extra mile.”

I am often referred work by other professionals as they know I will provide the high level of service that their clients expect. I am a trained collaborative lawyer, which confirms my commitment to resolving issues in the best way for the family.  I am also a member of Resolution, an organisation committed to dealing with family disputes. I have lectured the West Midlands Young Resolution and provided seminars to other professionals.

To expand my practice further I have undertaken a Counselling and Psychotherapy degree at Warwick University. I am a firm believer that this course will be of great benefit to my clients.

I have acted on many high-profile divorce cases, including reported cases.

 

Previous Employment

Mills and Reeve2005 - 2011

Associate Solicitor in family law department dealing with high net worth cases and complex cases involving children. Responsible for running the National Seminar Programme.

Margaret Bennett Solicitors 1999 - 2004

Partner at niche family law firm dealing with high net worth cases and cases with an international element

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Testimonials

Highly Recommended

At last we have finally come to the end of what has been an extremely stressful time for me and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Lorraine [Richards] for all your help.


I would like to personally thank you Helen because you went above and beyond your call of duty for me and for this I will always be grateful. You are a credit to Band Hatton Button solicitors and I will certainly recommend your services.

A client

Superb Solicitor

The service I received from Helen Bowns was impeccable and just as importantly she managed to achieve a brilliant result for which I will be eternally grateful.

As a direct result of Helen’s actions I now see my young son 5 nights out of 14 and 50% of all school holidays. Helen’s actions have been life changing and defining for the future relationship between my son and I. I would recommend Helen time and again. A great job done by a superb solicitor.

Gary - a client

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Midland Business News
Smashed targets sees promotions at Midlands law firm

 

9th June, 2016

A series of promotions and appointments have been made at a Coventry law firm after smashing its financial targets.

Band Hatton Button has promoted lawyers Marta Fisher, Helen Bowns and Karen Ross to associate in recognition for their contribution to the business, client development and the integral roles they have played within their respective teams.

At the same time, Keri Wood has also qualified as a lawyer in the wills, trusts and probate team.

To help meet demand, the firm’s residential conveyancing team has also appointed Jade Dooley who is part-way through training to be a legal executive.

Since joining Band Hatton Button only last year, Marta Fisher has carved out a strong client base in corporate work, advising client sales and purchases of business and shareholder agreements.

Helen Bowns has been recognised for her sterling work for the firm’s family team, working on cases ranging from wealth protection to children disputes, pre-nups and post-marital agreements.

Residential conveyancing lawyer Karen Ross has also played a key role in one of the firm’s busiest departments, fuelled by the resurgent property market and landlords trying to beat the stamp duty hike that came in at the start of April.

Mark Moseley, managing director at Band Hatton Button, said the promotions reflected the company’s policy of nurturing talent and career development.

He said: “The promotions are well-deserved for Marta, Helen and Karen who have upheld a high-quality service amid growing demand.  Whilst Keri’s recent qualification is a result of her own hard work and we’re delighted to have her as part of the team going forward.

“This is also all on the back of the recent promotion of head of residential conveyancing Sarah Avern to partner as a result of her and her team’s stellar performance over recent years and her contribution to the firm’s strategy.

“Around three quarters of the work we do comes to us via recommendation because of the quality of our staff, their expertise and the exemplary levels of customer service we strive to give at all times”.


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Associations & Memberships

Resolution - since 2004

Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.

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