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Helen Fitzsimons Family Law

1 North Pallant


West Sussex PO19 1TJ

T – 24/7 01243 787676

E – helen@helenfitzsimons.co.uk

W – www.helenfitzsimons.co.uk


Helen Fitzsimons Family Law has a national reputation as a leading family law firm. Helen Fitzsimons is recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK and has clients throughout England and Wales.

Helen Fitzsimons Family Law practices as follows:-

  • Care proceedings including alleged non-accidental injury/shaken baby/false allegations
  • Social Services involvement with children
  • Complex children disputes including allegations of parental alienation
  • Adoption and Special Guardianship
  • Child Abduction
  • Cohabitation
  • Injunctions
  • Separation, Divorce and financial settlement
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative law and mediation

Recommendations and testimonials –

From Chambers and Partners 2018 ‘Helen Fitzsimons of Helen Fitzsimons Family Law is an established practitioner specialising in public and private law children work, and she receives praise for her ability to handle complex cases. She possesses particular expertise in cases where there are allegations of abuse and non-accidental injury, and also handles instances of parental alienation.’

From Chambers and Partners 2017 where Helen Fitzsimons is a recommended Lawyer they quote ‘Helen Fitzsimons is admired for “her wide and comprehensive knowledge of care and linked crime proceedings,” and regularly handles cases of parental alienation and cases involving complex medical evidence in cases of non-accidental injury. One market commentator says: “She is an exceptional solicitor. She is the solicitor I would use if my own family had a problem.”

From Legal 500 2016 ‘Recommended in serious injury/abuse cases and public law children matters the very hardworking Helen Fitzsimons’.

Superlawyers 2016 – Helen Fitzsimons is a ranked top UK family lawyer in this prestigious publication.

Chambers & Partners 2015 commentary ‘Helen Fitzsimons is incredibly thorough and efficient’

Legal 500 2015 ‘Renowned for her considerable expertise in children cases. Major work for Helen Fitzsimons who led advice on an international child abduction’

Chambers & Partners 2014 commentary ‘Helen Fitzsimons is “very reassuring and professional” with “impeccable attention to detail.”

Quotes from client testimonials

‘Helen Fitzsimons particularly stands out. She is the best in her field. Her commitment to her clients and attention to detail is outstanding as is her intellect and ability to navigate incredibly serious cases. She is an exceptional solicitor. She is particularly strong in complex medical evidence.’

‘Helen Fitzsimons is particularly strong in children act cases where there are serious allegations against individuals of either physically harming or sexually abusing their children and they have been prevented from having relationships with their family. Fact finding and exoneration of clients is a real strength.’

From a Mother accused of a non-accidental injury/false allegations : ‘Helen Fitzsimons is a remarkable lawyer. She takes pride in the work she does, offers an exceptionally high level of service and is dedicated to a case’.

‘Helen Fitzsimons gave information and advice in a way that was easy to understand’

‘The barristers and Queen’s Counsel Helen Fitzsimons instructed (29 Bedford Row and 4 Paper Buildings) were always well read, well prepared and offered a high level of service’

‘I have already recommended Helen Fitzsimons to a friend’s brother’

‘The result of my case handled by Helen Fitzsimons was better than I could have predicted’

‘I researched online for the most experienced solicitors in alleged non-accidental injury and it was very easy to make initial contact with Helen Fitzsimons. I sent an initial enquiry on-line and Helen Fitzsimons called me within 10 minutes (on a Sunday).’

‘There are no improvements I could recommend for the level of service provided by Helen Fitzsimons.’

From a parent falsely accused with an allegation of non-accidental injury and baby-shaking ‘I just don’t feel like I have the words to describe how truly grateful I am and always will be for the work that Helen Fitzsimons put in to our case. I know that I get to put my daughter to bed every night now, in large part, because of her.’