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Helen Fyles

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Regulatory, public and commercial disputes.


Helen is based in the Manchester office of Mills & Reeve. She has specialised in both corporate and individual insolvency since qualification and is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and R3. She has established a reputation locally as an authority in relation to complex investigations and recoveries, complex individual voluntary arrangements of professionals and high-net-worth individuals (including celebrities).


Trainee solicitor Cole & Cole Solicitors, Oxford 1996-98; solicitor Morgan Cole Solicitors, Oxford 1998-2000; associatiate DWF LLP Solicitors, Manchester 2000-06; partner George Davies Solicitors LLP 2006-13; partner Mills & Reeve LLP 2013 to date.


R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals); Insolvency Lawyers’ Association.


St Bede’s High School, Ormskirk and St John Rigby VI Form College; Girton College, University of Cambridge (1993 MA (Hons) Law; 1994 LLM European Law); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (1995 Legal Practice Course (Distinction – Prize Winner)).


Travelling (recent trips include Istanbul, India, Thailand, Washington DC and New York), film (particularly foreign films), theatre, reading and swimming.

North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Mills & Reeve LLP s ‘polite, prompt and professional’ team has ‘excellent legal knowledge’. The team is noted for its corporate and personal insolvency litigation expertise and also advises on directors’ and officers’ liability as well as the administration of insolvent deceased estates. Department head Helen Fyles is praised for her ‘good knowledge and client skills’; her expertise encompasses complex advisory matters, investigations and contentious insolvency cases. Laura Smith recently joined Kennedys.

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