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Helen Simm Principal Lawyer, Business Crime & Regulation

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Helen is a business crime and regulation lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

She represents individual and corporate clients facing investigation and prosecution by all the major regulators.

These include the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Environment Agency (EA), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Helen represents clients at all stages of their case.

She provides compliance advice and training, advises clients at interviews under caution, and defends them at trial.

Helen also sensitively handles cases involving fatalities, representing parties at inquest.

Her particular expertise lies in matters relating to proceeds of crime. She has secured positive outcomes in many of these cases where clients are alleged to have benefitted by millions of pounds.


Career History

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 2006 – 2013 Pannone Solicitors
  • 2004 – 2006 Cooper Kenyon Burrows
  • Leeds University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

Commendations from Independent Legal Directories

  • Chambers and Partners: Helen is “singled out as one of the brightest up and coming lawyers there is” and for being "experienced, diligent and very good with clients".
  • Legal 500: Helen has a “fantastic track record for fraud cases” and is “very well prepared.”
  • Chambers and Partners 2016: Helen is "a shining star - bright and very personable."
  • Legal 500 2016: "hardworking and sound judgement" and "immediately puts her clients at ease."
  • Chambers and Partners 2017 Band 1: "Helen works very hard for her clients."

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Fraud Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association 
  • Member of the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association 
  • Member of the North West Fraud Forum

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