Helen Thackwray


Prior to qualifying as a lawyer Helen gained in- house experience at an NHS Trust in Bristol running clinical negligence and public liability personal injury claims, inquests and advising on policy, procedure, risk management and governance.

Helen gained further pre- qualification experience at an NHS Resolution panel firm in Bristol before qualifying in 2009.

In 2011 Helen moved to another NHS Resolution panel firm in Bristol carrying out predominantly NHS Resolution work but also representing the Medical Defence Union, Dental Defence Union and Zurich and Allianz Insurance clients before moving to London and joining Capsticks in September 2013.

Helen now exclusively represents the NHS Resolution in the defence of high value and complex clinical negligence claims. She has a specialist interest in group action claims and is currently running a large group action. She was appointed to Partner in June 2020.

Helen also lectures on the Capsticks Diploma in Clinical Risk and Claims Management in London.


LLB (hons) 2006 (Sussex University)

Bar Vocational Course 2007 (Bristol Institute of Legal Practice)

Qualified Lawyers Legal Transfer Test 2009 (BPP)

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