Helena Spector

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2015 - Clare College, University of Cambridge MA Hons. Social Anthropology

2017 - Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge MRes Hons. Social Anthropology Distinction

2018 - City, University of London Graduate Diploma in Law Highest mark awarded for criminal law

2019 - City, University of London Bar Professional Training Course Outstanding


2019 - Pupil at Red Lion Chambers, London

2020 - Level 1 prosecutor

2021 - Tenant at Red Lion Chambers, London

2021 - Part-time barrister secondment at the Serious Fraud Office

2021 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers, Leeds


Junior Junior Counsel Panel, Government Legal Department -

Junior Junior Counsel Panel, Bank of England -


South Eastern Circuit North Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association


2014 - Clare College Scholars’ Award, University of Cambridge

2015 - Clare College Scholars’ Award, University of Cambridge

2017 - Trinity Hall Bateman Scholar, University of Cambridge

2017 - Academic Scholarship, City, University of London

2018 - Academic Scholarship, City, University of London

2018 - Inner Temple BPTC Exhibition Scholarship

2018 - Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Award

Helena is interested in developing her practice in regulatory and coronial law.

Helena edited the chapter on Coroner’s Inquests and Work Related Deaths for the fifth edition of Health and Safety Enforcement: Law and Practice with James Ageros QC. From this, she is familiar with all aspects of the inquest procedure, including the investigation stage, the conduct of the Pre-Inquest Review, Article 2 inquests, Rule 22, and the recent caselaw amending the scope of determinations and findings.

Helena has a depth of experience representing vulnerable clients, including those suffering from complex mental health needs, victims of modern day slavery and those with substance misuse issues. She is known for her approachable and straightforward demeanour with clients and their families at every stage of the court process.

Helena understands the interplay between the coronial system, the criminal justice system and investigations by the Health and Safety Executive. To this end, she has assisted with a presentation to the Health and Safety Lawyers Association covering the offence of corporate manslaughter and the complex calculations to be made by the court concerning the risk of harm.

Prior to joining the Bar, Helena was involved as a paralegal on the cases of over 100 Core Participants at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and understands the interplay of various regulatory regimes, public law principles and the Human Rights Act 1998 in the course of public law proceedings.