Helen is an experienced family law solicitor, advising on all aspects of divorce, civil partnership and relationship breakdown and financial matters arising on divorce and separation, with a focus on getting matters resolved as swiftly and amicably as possible. Helen takes a pragmatic and costs-sensitive approach to resolving disputes about finances upon divorce.
Helen has considerable experience in Children Law matters, regularly advising parents (and other family members such as grandparents) regarding arrangements for children such as where they should live and how much time they should spend with the other parent. Helen also advises on relocation matters (both within and outside England and Wales).
In care proceedings brought by the Local Authority, Helen represents parents, other family members and children (Helen is accredited to the Law Society Children Panel and therefore is able to represent guardians or take instructions directly from children where appropriate).
Helen will explore all options such as mediation and other forms of non-court resolution, but has considerable experience of representing clients within court proceedings where this is necessary. Helen frequently conducts her own advocacy in the Family Court.
Helen worked for a regional firm based in Brighton for over 10 years prior to joining Goodman Ray in March 2022 and continues to advise and represent clients across the south-east.
Helen is recognised in the Legal 500
“Helen Evennett is highlighted for her experience in Children matters including care proceedings and has an “excellent rapport with clients””
(Legal 500 2020)
• Law Society Children Panel