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Helen Cummings , Duncan Lewis , Public Law Solicitor , Newcastle

Helen Cummings

Solicitor

Profile / Experience

Awards Recommendation for Helen Cummings
Legal 500

Helen is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Court of Protection / London

Helen is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Court of Protection / London

"...personable and client-focused but with a keen eye on the law, strategy and procedure to ensure the very best outcome for their clients"

Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Court of Protection / London
I am a Solicitor and Supervisor in the Public Law and Court of Protection departments, I am a recommended individual in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500. I advise in relation to a broad range of public law matters including mental capacity disputes that involve health and welfare, property and affairs, and the inherent jurisdiction in the Court of Protection.

I also have expertise in the following areas;
  • Tax disputes - including VAT and income tax / IR35 matters (in the tax tribunal and by way of judicial review)
  • Director disqualification
  • Disbarring service challenges
  • Inquests and public inquiries
  • Community and social care
I have represented clients in the tax tribunal High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Human Rights.

Education

  • Level 1 accredited Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)
  • LLB Honours- 2.1 classification

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, 2016-present
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP- Paralegal (Public Law Department) - 2012-2016
  • Cullen Hammond Solicitors - Voluntary Office Assistant - 2011-2012

Awards

  • Recommended Lawyer - The Legal 500, 2021 edition - Court of Protection/London
  • Recommended Lawyer - The Legal 500, 2020 edition - Court of Protection/London
  • Recommended Lawyer - The Legal 500, 2019 edition - Court of Protection/London

Notable Cases

Court of Appeal

  • TN (Vietnam) -v- The Secretary of State for the Home Department

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