Portrait of Helen Williams (ACA)

Helen Williams (ACA)

Year of Call 2007

Professional Practice

Helen has a particular expertise in financial cases. She is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.  Prior to coming to the Bar, she worked for a number of years at Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and Ernst & Young.

Helen has an interest in cases involving companies and complex financial information.  She is regularly instructed in cases where there are disputes as to business valuations, and often works alongside senior Barristers in cases involving business assets.

She also has an interest in cases involving same-sex couples, having written her LLM thesis on financial provision on the breakdown of same-sex relationships.

  • Recommendations

    "No-nonsense but has an empathetic, patient way of handling clients. She is good at understanding what's important to them before discussing options and solutions." "She can distil complex issues and convey them to tribunals with ease." "Well prepared and cares about her clients."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    "Helen is clever, charming, meticulous, eloquent and persuasive. A first-rate advocate. Clients love her."
    Legal 500 2022
    ‘Has a very good overview of the tax and trust aspects of family law.’
    Legal 500 2018/2019
    "She has a mastery of figures, and is a fantastic resource on cases with a lot of financial detail. Her star is in the ascendancy."
    Chambers and Partners 2019
    Finance practitioner noted for her previous experience as a chartered accountant, which she brings to bear in matrimonial proceedings concerning complex tax, company and trust structure issues. Her cases often involve valuation issues and corporate non-disclosure. "A star in the making. She offers extremely good client care and has a superb knowledge of the law."
    Chambers and Partners 2017
    "She has this amazing way of being able to give clients advice that they just take, and she is talented well beyond the years of her call. People just listen to what she has to say. Helen has a really good understanding of the financial aspects of cases and the complications attached to them. She is a brilliant advocate and she presents cases extremely capably."
    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • Notable Cases

    • AP -v- ALP
      [2018] EWHC 2758 (Fam)
    • In the matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Cases A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)
      [2015] EWHC 2602 (Fam)
      Read Judgment
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Helen lectures regularly for CLT, Resolution and in-house on topics involving companies and accounting in family law. She also lectures on private children law disputes.
    • Helen contributes to the Family Bar Association’s termly magazine, “Family Affairs”, for which she has written articles on the judgment in “Prest v Petrodel”, and on same-sex marriage.
    • She has also contributed to the legal journal, Family Law.
  • Personal Information

    Helen studied as an undergraduate at Oxford University. She was made a Scholar of the University for outstanding academic achievement. A number of years later, and prior to commencing her pupillage at 29 Bedford Row, Helen returned to academic study at University College London, where she obtained a Masters in Law with a specialism in Family Law.


  • FLBA
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales