Helen Pickford

Helen Pickford is a partner in the commercial litigation team in Birmingham. She represents clients in a variety of claims brought in the High Courts, County Courts and Appeal Courts (including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) relating to fraud, breach of contract, professional negligence and misrepresentation.

Helen Pickford

Pickford has experience of a number of forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and expert determination, and regularly obtains injunctive relief, including freezing orders, search and seizure orders and document preservation orders.

She advises clients in a broad range of sectors including retail, automotive, IT and telecommunications.

Key clients include RoadChef and Thorntons plc.

Recent experience includes:

  • assisting a client in its defeat of an appeal application in the Supreme Court relating to the recovery of sums due for the provision of mobile phone accessories/kit and connection charges
  • advising a client in relation to its exit from a long term IT contract which resulted in an exposure of over 30 million being avoided
  • settling a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of collateral contract for a fraction of the sums claimed

After qualifying in 2002, Pickford joined DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary UK LLP. She joined Shoosmiths in February 2006. She became a partner with effect from May 2011.