Helena joined the Litigation team as a paralegal in February 2022.
Helena completed a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in 2021, having previously studied International Politics and Spanish with a Year Abroad, which she spent in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduation, Helena spent a year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Alongside her legal studies, Helena was volunteering with a leading charity, supporting asylum-seekers to access legal representation in the UK. She specialised in working with age-disputed individuals who were housed in adult asylum accommodation. Prior to that, she volunteered with Samaritans, putting together a grant proposal to secure funding for a regional branch. Before university, Helena volunteered with a local charity supporting young adults with learning disabilities.
In her free time, Helena loves to travel. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is learning a number of other languages.
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The social housing team is friendly, approachable and genuinely care about its clients.
A broad knowledge places the social housing department one step ahead of others when it comes to community care knowledge.
The social housing department always go the extra mile.
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The social housing department provides an excellent service and is able to react quickly in critical situations.
Thanks for all your support during this very difficult time for my family.
William Ford receives effusive praise for his dedication and commitment to social housing. Interviewees highlight his technical understanding and background in housing law, and describe him as highly impressive."
The team understand vulnerable clients and young people, and on the front line they are prompt and efficient.
Edward Taylor undertook my case from an almost unwinnable position. From our first meeting, Edward's enthusiasm was apparent. He was determined, diligent and most professional when dealing with my case, keeping me informed at every stage. I wholeheartedly thank Edward for his endeavours and would not hesitate in recommending him and Osbornes Solicitors to others.
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I have been extremely impressed with the level of patience and guidance provided in the case … I would like to thank you for your sympathetic approach and understanding towards my mother’s case and I would strongly recommend Osbornes Solicitors to anybody.
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Osbornes is commended for its 'rare level of commitment'.
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