Helena Spector

Year of call:

2019

Education:

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

Career:

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

Appointments:

Junior Junior Counsel Panel, Government Legal Department -

Junior Junior Counsel Panel, Bank of England -

Memberships:

South Eastern Circuit North Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association

Awards:

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 eager to expand her civil practice. Prior to joining the Bar, she was involved as a paralegal for a firm instructed to represent over 100 Core Participants at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She assisted on progressing ex-Grenfell residents’ civil claims against the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This included quantifying the quantum of damages, procuring intermediary rehabilitation and evaluating the distinctions between primary and secondary victims.

Helena has an excellent academic record, obtaining a Double First and Distinction for her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Cambridge. She graduated at the top of her year for her postgraduate degree and received the top grade of ‘Outstanding’ on the BPTC, for which she received numerous prizes and scholarships.