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Helen Freeman

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Healthcare litigation and Clinical negligence


Helen is a partner who has specialised in clinical negligence claims since 1998. Her practice includes high value birth injury, obstetric and paediatric claims as well as head and spinal injury claims.

Helen joined Hempsons in 2002 with a background in claimant clinical negligence. In 2005, she obtained a Masters degree in healthcare law & ethics. Helen became a partner in 2011 and was a NHS Resolution Nominated Partner for 2 ½ years. She leads a team of experienced litigators.


Trained at Pannone & Partners, Manchester 1996-1998; qualified 1998; Solicitor, Alexander Harris 1998-2001; Solicitor, Hempsons Manchester 2001 to 2011; partner Hempsons Harrogate 2011 to date.


The Law Society; Leeds & West Riding Medico-Legal Society.


St. Edward’s Senior School, Cheltenham; University of Liverpool 1994 (LL.B Hons); College of Law, York 1995 (Diploma of Law); University of Manchester 2005 (MA Healthcare Law & Ethics).

Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

The 'outstanding' clinical negligence team at Hempsons are 'regarded as very experienced and competent litigators'. The 'calm and very professional' practice head Adrienne D’Arcy has handled complex and high value matters relating to spinal injury, wrongful birth and delayed diagnosis. With 'years of experience and lots of common sense and legal nous' Kathleen Wilson is instructed by NHS Trusts and Health Authorities on a range of matters, including sensitive matters requiring human rights considerations. The 'experienced lawyer' Helen Freeman and Adam Hartrick, who focuses on handling inquests, are key individuals. Recently promoted associate Chloe Davies is praised for her 'down to earth approach'  and ability to build a 'good rapport with clinicians/clients'.

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