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Hickman & Rose
33-35 ST Johns Square

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Partner. Civil Litigation.


Helen Stone is a civil litigator who specialises in vindicating the rights of those who had have suffered at the hands of the state. Her core work includes inquests, civil claims, and complaints against the police, as well as claims for judicial review and public inquiries.

A dedicated and tenacious solicitor, Helen has long experience in representing at inquests the families of people who died after contact with the police or while in custody. Her cases include some of the most significant police and prison death cases of recent years, helping to achieve justice for the bereaved.

Helen is also an accomplished in public inquiry lawyer, having acted for clients in the Azelle Rodney Inquiry, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

Helen carries out public law work on behalf of her clients, including acting in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Helen has helped her clients achieve significant sums in compensation from state agencies. She also uses her litigation skills to represent both claimants and defendants in civil fraud claims.

Helen also advises those seeking to achieve accountability for the actions of state agents, whether through disciplinary or criminal proceedings, and in seeking to force authorities to change their policies and procedures.


Helen joined Hickman & Rose in 2010 and became a partner in 2022.


Police Actions Lawyers Group, Inquest Lawyers Group, Fraud Lawyers Association.


Helen has a Masters degree in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

(Next Generation Partners)

Helen Stone Hickman & Rose

The ‘brilliant’ civil liberties and human rights team at Hickman & Rose has ‘an outstanding reputation for achieving fantastic results for clients’, with specialist expertise representing victims of serious abuses of power by the police and other detaining authorities. Practice head Daniel Machover specialises in human rights cases arising from failures in the criminal justice system, and his international expertise places him at the forefront of efforts to establish universal criminal jurisdiction. Helen Stone and Kate Maynard are both highly respected in the field of deaths in prison, police custody and immigration detention, while Stefano Ruis is noted for his expertise in bringing claims against the state.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

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Helen StoneHickman & Rose

With a recognisable strength in bringing public law challenges against decisions within the criminal justice system, Hickman & Rose is a trusted advisor to a wide range of individuals and organisations, including a number of major domestic and international human rights charities. Daniel Machover oversees the practice, which has developed an impressive reputation in connection with inquests and public inquiries, interventions for legal charities in cases of significant public interest, and commercial judicial reviews. Inquests expert Kate Maynard focuses on police, prison and immigration death and serious injury claims, while civil litigator Helen Stone brings public law experience acting in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court to the group.