Helen White

Chartered Legal Executive Advocate

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T: 01709 364 000

Based at:
With Howells since:
Oct 2014
Practice Area:
Criminal Defence


Serious crime including murder, drugs, violence, armed robbery, sexual offences, robbery & dishonesty offences, Human Trafficking, coercive control & Public Order Act offences

Protest Lawyer specialising in anti-fracking protests and general protesting under Trade Union & Public Order legislation

VHCC Panel Member since 2010 with specialism in VAT Fraud including carousel fraud, red diesel fraud, construction industry fraud, HMRC investigations

Confiscation including all proceedings under Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) –  Cash forfeiture & detention, restraint order & asset forfeiture proceedings

Magistrates Advocate (Adult & Juvenile)

Police Station Accredited Representative


Chartered Legal Executive Advocate (Fellow of ILEX – Crime), Duty Solicitor, Police Station Representative

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:

Hardworking, robust, proactive

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:   

Honest, reliable, thorough

Best moment/career highlight:

I have successfully represented a number of high profile cases, specialising in serious crime and financial crime with offences ranging from theft through to murder. Highlights include successfully defending high profile armed robbery and sexual offence cases.

I maintain a special interest in Human Rights and Protest Law and have recently successfully defended a number of high profile protest cases in the Sheffield Magistrates Court resulting in all cases against tree protestors being discontinued.

I have also successfully defended protestors charged in the anti-fracking demonstrations in Manchester and East Yorkshire Magistrates Court

It has to be Howells because…

It feels like home.

You love your work but could be persuaded to…

Follow in the footsteps of Clare Balding and cycle “Britain by Bike”.

You may be surprised to know that…

I am an identical twin.

Significant cases ..

R -v- Pham – Human trafficking case – Defendant charged with cultivation of cannabis, successfuly NRM outcome

R -v- Crump et al – Tree Protestor cases discontinued by Crown pior to Trial