Helen Evans KC > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RJ
England

Living Wage

Position

Barrister specialising in professional liability, disciplinary, insurance (including policy and coverage), fraud and property-related work. Helen’s professional negligence practice focuses on solicitors, barristers, accountants, auditors, insurance brokers/agents, IFAs, surveyors and valuers (and includes substantial fraud claims and freezing injunctions). Helen is experienced in multi-party and group litigation.

Career

Qualified 2001, Middle Temple.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Combar; PNBA; Chancery Bar Association, LCLBA, ARDL.

Education

Redland High School; Oxford University (BA English); University of Aix-Marseille III (Diplôme d’études françaises); City University (CPE; MA Administrative Law).

Leisure

Playing the piano, keen skier, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Helen Evans KC4 New Square

A a leading player in insurance and reinsurance work 4 New Square is a ‘go-to chambers for its excellence of barristers and depth of skilled counsel‘. In a case brought under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme by the FCA to establish the response of non-damage business interruption insurance extensions to the COVID-19 pandemic, David Turner KC led 2021-appointed silk Clare Dixon KC, and senior juniors Shail Patel and Anthony Jones, in the set’s representation of Royal & Sun Alliance. Elsewhere in chambers, Alison Padfield KC‘s advice is sought in relation to the insurance or reinsurance aspects of high-profile incidents, recent examples including the Grenfell Tower disaster, as well as the insurance issues surrounding COVID-19. Additional growth at the top end saw Helen Evans KC take silk in the 2022 round.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Helen Evans KC4 New SquareExtremely knowledgeable and empathetic.

With ‘excellent strength in depth in the field of professional liability and regulationthe practitioners at 4 New Square handle a range of work in a range of white-collar professions crossing over with its professional negligence expertise. Focusing on the financial and legal spheres, Ben Hubble KC represents the solicitor in Davies v Greene, a high-profile “private prosecution” against the former President of the Law Society before the SDT, who the claimant alleges to have misled the court. Achieving a suspension instead of disbarment, Graeme McPherson KC acted for a barrister in BSB v Wareing, concerning multiple charges for dishonesty including making a false statement to an employment judge. In addition, Helen Evans KC – a 2022 Silk appointment – is representing Peter Meehan, the KPMG partner responsible for Carillion’s audit previous to its collapse, in a dispute surrounding allegations the audit involved forged documentation intended to deceive FRC officials.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Helen Evans KC – 4 New Square  ‘She is fantastic on her feet. Knows the detail inside out and unflappable, but not arrogant. In fact she is the opposite of that, and is incredibly kind and personable. She is a technician as well as showing being commercially sensible and astute. It is always a pleasure working with her.’

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Helen Evans KC4 New SquareHelen is very hands on and approachable; she operates very much as \’part of the team\’. Her attention to detail is second to none and you are always confident that she has thought through every point and angle. Her technical skills are exceptional. Her advocacy is clear and precise; she is able to make the judge see exactly what she wants.’