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Helen is the chief executive of Penningtons Manches Cooper and is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s strategy and direction, as well as its day-to-day management, working alongside the firm’s strategy, executive and operational boards.
Much of the leadership team’s attention is currently focused on integrating the firm behind a shared vision and strategy, which continues to centre around our key sectors and niche teams - as well as increasing the offering of our international offices. An additional priority is further understanding of the work the firm does with its clients. By improving on what we do and how we do it we can continue to build on our reputation as a strategic partner delivering high quality, cutting-edge advice to help clients achieve the best real-world outcomes.
Helen is a strong supporter of our ambition to be regarded as the most human law firm. She believes that taking a collaborative and caring approach to the work we do – both within our teams and with our clients – is key to us achieving our strategic objectives. Accordingly, she personally oversees the continuous development and implementation of our inclusion agenda, which is centred on fostering an environment in which everyone feels valued, motivated and empowered to make the most of their working and personal lives.
Prior to taking on the role of chief executive in 2022, Helen, a corporate lawyer, was head of the firm’s business services division and a partner in the firm’s corporate team. She has advised a full range of clients on all aspects of company law, specialising in mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on MBO transactions and property-related disposals and purchases – as well as developing expertise in group reorganisations and demergers.