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Helen Hankey

Advocate, Manchester

Helen joined DWF Chambers in August 2022.
Helen Hankey


Helen previously worked as a paralegal in a Claimant law firm assisting with personal injury cases in the area of travel litigation. During this role, Helen assisted on high value cases and considered complex issues involving jurisdiction and foreign law.

Helen also has experience in Real Estate Commercial and Residential Teams, where she assisted in post completion matters. Helen registered properties at the land registry and assisted with other post completion queries from file handlers.

Career Path

Helen has obtained a First-Class law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. During her studies, Helen secured first place in an internal mooting competition at the University.

Helen completed the LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she achieved a Distinction overall and a 'Very Competent' on the Bar Practice Training Course element. Helen achieved an 'Outstanding' mark in Civil Advocacy, Examination in Chief, Drafting, Opinion Writing and Resolution of Disputes Out of Court.

Helen volunteered at the Greater Manchester Law Centre, where she assisted clients in appealing decisions regarding their benefits. Helen was responsible for interviewing clients, drafting written submissions and represented clients in the First Tier Tribunal.

Helen was called to the Bar (Lincoln's Inn) in March 2022.


  • Helen was awarded a scholarship from Manchester Metropolitan University towards her studies of LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar.