Helen Shakespeare > Thompsons Solicitors LLP > Sheffield, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons Solicitors LLP
The Synergy Building, Campo Lane
S1 2EL

Work Department

Serious Injury


Member, Principal Serious Injury Lawyer



Helen is a highly experienced senior serious injury solicitor based in Thompsons Solicitors Leeds office, supervising the Yorkshire and Humberside serious injury team.

Helen specialises in high-value and complex cases involving brain injury, spinal injury, multiple fractures, serious burns, and amputations that are life-changing and catastrophic.

With 19 years’ experience, Helen understands the importance of rehabilitation and therapy to help her clients rebuild their lives after serious injury trauma. Helen will ensure that her clients are provided with therapeutic support, appropriate adaptations, equipment and prosthetics, funded by interim payments.

Helen focuses on getting the right individually-tailored care and rehabilitation package and creating a meaningful plan for her clients’ long-term needs. With access to the best medical advice and evidence, Helen’s clients know they are in good hands.

Helen is sensitive and empathetic, working for both adults and children seriously injured through accidents at work or on the road. With a reputation as a determined litigator who wants justice for her clients, and who pursues cases to gain the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time, Helen has secured millions of pounds for her clients.

Helen shares Thompsons’ ethos and has only ever acted for those who are injured, rather than those who have been responsible for the injuries. She is proud to work for a firm that will fight the challenging cases and issues that other solicitor firms won’t.


Helen is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the brain injury charity Headway.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Thompsons Solicitors LLP acts for national trade unions and charities, handling the full scope of both accident and disease claims. The accident team focusses on high severity cases, working on brain and spinal injuries, in addition to a range of occupational injuries; Simon Wilson heads up the national practice for this work, with a particular interest in severe brain injury and loss of capacity, and works alongside newly promoted partner Helen Shakespeare, who specialises in maximum severity cases, including neurotrauma, spinal injury, amputation, and fatalities. The disease team, led by senior associate Marion Voss, has substantial experience handling asbestos claims.