Helena Lavin

Helena Lavin

Senior Associate

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Helena Lavin is a Senior Associate in Walkers' Guernsey Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group, specialising in contentious insolvency and trust matters.

She has been practising in Guernsey for around seven years – prior to that she worked in the Middle East, and with law firms in England, and also worked as in-house counsel.

Helena has broad expertise acting for and advising predominantly international clients in disputes often with a multi-jurisdictional element, and is a member of ARIES and INSOL International.

Having a particular interest in contentious insolvency and trust matters, her cases have involved acting for trustees, beneficiaries and other parties to trusts in seeking disclosure from trustees, obtaining injunctive relief pertaining to trust assets, applications to vary trusts and challenged Beddoe applications. 

She also has extensive experience acting for directors, shareholders and other stakeholders in a wide range of disputes covering breach of fiduciary duties, professional negligence, enforcement of judgments and contested winding up proceedings.

Prior to joining Walkers, Helena worked for six years in a top tier dispute resolution department of another offshore firm in Guernsey.

She spent just over a year working as a litigator in the UAE and has experience in both in private practice and in an in-house role – she has been admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales since 2008.

Admitted In:
England and Wales (not practising)

LPC, BPP Law School, London, UK
PgDL, BPP Law School, London, UK
BA (Hons) English, University of Liverpool, UK

2021 Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution - Recognised Lawyer - "A very hard working senior associate who is very knowledgeable in the dispute resolution space. Relates to her clients and is approachable."

2020 Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution - Recognised Lawyer

Citiwealth Future Leaders Awards 2018, Lawyer of the Year IFC Senior Associate - shortlisted

Citiwealth Leaders List

Law Society of England and Wales
Guernsey International Legal Association
Association of Reconstruction and Insolvency Experts
INSOL International