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Helen Freely


Private Wealth

Helen is a Partner in the Private Wealth team. Her background and specialisms include incorporating Wills, probate including UK and foreign domiciliary estates, trusts, court of protection work, lasting powers of attorney, tax planning and charity law. She also leads Druces’ Charities and Philanthropy practice.

She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS);  Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly, Mencap, The Thomas More Society, and the British German Jurists Association.

She has written articles for the Financial Times and Daily Telegraph and has appeared on BBC TV and Radio to discuss a range of private client topics. Helen speaks fluent German and has experience taking on cases with a German or Austrian element.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys the theatre, tennis and arranging charity fundraising events.

Legal 500

Helen has regularly been commended in Legal 500 for her work in several areas and is known to be a ‘highly trusted advisor’ who is ‘excellent, competent and efficient’.

Reported Cases

Eade v Hogg [2021] EWHC 1057 – acted successfully for the widow in this rectification / construction case. 

Clark v World Wildlife Fund & Others [2011] WTLR 961 – acted as Independent Administrator in this case. 




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