Helen Townsend > Hunt & Coombs LLP > Peterborough, England > Lawyer Profile

Hunt & Coombs LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Helen is a Partner and Team Leader of our Commercial Litigation team. Helen advises partnerships, plc’s, limited companies, SMEs and sole-traders on a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including (where necessary) through litigation. She has particular expertise in commercial contracts, professional negligence, property litigation and debt recovery and her clients come from a range of sectors including farming, insurance, entertainment and construction.


Helen qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and joined Hunt & Coombs as an associate solicitor and Commercial Litigation Team Leader in 2020. Helen was promoted to Partner in April 2021. Helen has worked for several regional firms throughout her career gaining a wealth of experience in County Court and High Court matters as well as in the First Tier Property Tribunal. She has nearly 20 years of experience in civil and commercial matters and has recently expanded her knowledge by undertaking the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists qualification through the University of Law in London.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

Hunt & Coombs LLP in Peterborough has a commercial litigation team that is ‘technically gifted, has the brightest legal minds and delivers outstanding customer service‘. Newly promoted partner Helen Townsend leads the practice, working closely with head of commercial Anna Spriggs. Townsend is ‘very professional – response times are quick and communication clear‘. Her work encompasses shareholder and partnership disputes, restrictive covenants, contractual disputes, professional negligence and insolvency matters. Senior associate Norman Hunter-Goulder joined from Pellys to add advocacy experience in commercial and civil litigation.

East Anglia > Real estate > Property litigation

Hunt & Coombs LLP in Peterborough handles a diverse range of contentious property matters, including matters arising from restrictive covenants, lease renewals, TOLATA claims, rights of way, boundaries, and possession claims. It also acts for builders and their clients in matters concerning building work from the construction of entire buildings to extensions or smaller projects. Head of the commercial practice Anna Spriggs works closely with lead commercial litigation partner Helen Townsend to handle property disputes. Townsend is ‘exceptional and displays a full understanding of the law‘.