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Helen Bates

Partner | Leeds

"Helen Bates is an expert in her field and kept me informed from start to finish. Very professional."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Helen

Helen is a highly regarded insolvency, corporate recovery and restructuring lawyer with over 17 years’ experience. Helen heads up our Insolvency and Restructuring team in Leeds and deals with all aspects of both corporate and personal insolvency.

Helen acts for many national and regional Insolvency Practitioners, lenders, creditors, debtors, companies, directors, business owners, guarantors and individuals.

Helen undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work, regularly bringing or defending claims, advising businesses and individuals in financial distress and regularly advising the various parties to transactional matters, whether this be the seller, buyer, guarantors, funders or other parties to a transaction. Further detail of Helen’s experience and expertise can be seen by following the links below.

Helen is known for her commercial and practical approach and is often referred to as a “safe pair of hands” with an ability to always find a solution.

Helen is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).


  • R3 Yorkshire Region Committee Member

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  • “Helen Bates is both proactive and commercial and has helped us on a number of matters. She is always willing to chat through a problem and has pro...

    The Legal 500


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