Helen is a solicitor with over 30 years experience dealing with family and matrimonial work. She works in the Lancaster office but is available at Kirkby Lonsdale by appointment. She has experience in most types of family work and also has training in mediation. Her approach is pragmatic but sensitive to the needs of each individual client. Although she is experienced in Court proceedings, she has a high success rate in achieving outcomes by negotiation. Helen is committed to resolving issues constructively and achieving outcomes for her client which are fair and reasonable to enable them to move on with their lives after the breakdown of a relationship.

Helen was born and educated in Lancaster and has two grown up children. Outside work she has served as a School Governor when her children were younger and keeps fit by fell walking, cycling and running. She has been involved in challenges to raise funds for local cancer charities including the Race for Life, Keswick to Barrow Walk and the Inca Trail. She also has a creative side and makes silver jewellery.

Helen Sutton


Family Department


  • Divorce, Judicial Separation and Nullity Proceedings
  • Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Financial Applications on Divorce including pension sharing, trusts and property issues
  • Children issues including child arrangements, specific issues, prohibited steps and lease to remove from jurisdiction
  • Property issues on breakdown of relationships between cohabitees


  • 1977 Bachelor of Laws degree, 2:1 Honours from University of Nottingham
  • 1978 Solicitors Qualifying Examination – College of Law Chester
  • 1980 Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales
  • 2007 Attained specialist accreditation in Financial Provision and Children Matters with Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association)