Helen Bowdren > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Environment, Safety


Helen is a partner in the Environment and Safety team. She advises clients on all aspects of environmental and safety risk, in various sectors including waste, chemicals, oil and gas (onshore and offshore), mining, infrastructure and transport. Helen represents clients in contentious matters, including Environment Agency and HSE investigations and prosecutions, judicial reviews, and statutory appeals.  Helen has an international practice, having worked in Dubai and South Africa, and regularly advises on environmental risk in cross-border transactions.  She is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and the City of London Law Society Environmental Sub Committee.

Helen is acknowledged in the Legal 500 2016 for both environment and safety expertise. Clients describe her as ‘very credible in the field of environmental litigation and risk’.


Hertford College, University of Oxford, 2000, BA, Modern History (Hons); Manchester Metropolitan University, 2004, GDL; Manchester Metropolitan University, 2005, LPC

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals

Dentons‘ department leverages its offices in many of the key mining jurisdictions across the globe to provides clients with high-quality insight into the mining sector. The practice handles mining financings and transactions, litigation, and issues relating to mining operations. Darren Acres, Helen Bowdren, Dan Bodle and Joseph Altendorff are the London-based contacts.