Alice Helm

Public Law Paralegal

Alice is part of the Claims against Public Authorities team within the Public Law Department and assists Head of Department Chris Callender with his caseload.

They cover a range of damages claims for breaches of the Human Rights Act and Negligence, and also represent families at inquests.

Alice graduated from Durham University with First Class Degree in History and Classics, and then gained a graduate Diploma in Law from University of Law with Distinction.

Whilst at University, Alice helped to found the Durham Winter Night Shelter- the first emergency homelessness provision in the City. She also volunteered for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Durham and Sunderland.

In 2019-20, Alice was the chair of the RebLaw Conference, which involved leading an executive team to organise a 2-day conference aimed at young activists and lawyers involved in the social change movement.

She has also been appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice as a Lay Observer. This involves inspecting the conditions experienced by Detained Persons in Magistrates and Crown Courts while they are in the care of escort and custody contractors.

Alice is keen to use her experience of working with many vulnerable individuals in a charitable capacity to engage with clients in a caring, compassionate and accessible manner.

Interests outside of work

Alice loves getting out into the countryside for long walks and runs, reading, doing cross-stitch and looking after her pet sheep.

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