Helen Hughes BA (Hons) – Associate Solicitor

Helen is an Associate Solicitor in our child abuse compensation team. She represents victims of child abuse in claims against local authorities and other institutions.

  • Free confidential advice line: 0800 138 4700


Helen joined Switalskis in June 2013 and has specialised in child abuse compensation cases since 2005. She has been involved in large and complex group actions.

Helen’s approachability and down-to-earth manner are appreciated by clients, but she is also always professional, working hard to help clients gain compensation and achieve justice.

Contact Helen Hughes on 0800 138 4700

We asked Helen:

Q: What do you love about your job?
A: The thing I love best about my job is helping clients to deal with difficult and sensitive issues – and hopefully helping them to move on.

Q: What drew you to your specialist area of child abuse compensation claims?
A: It is a very interesting area of work, which can be challenging but is ultimately worthwhile.

Q Which of your achievements are you most proud of?
A: From a professional perspective, it’s my academic and career achievements – gaining my degree, completing the Legal Practice Course and qualifying as a Solicitor. From a personal point of view, I’m very proud of being a mum.

Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: A professional, caring and understanding attitude, and a down-to-earth, pragmatic approach.

Q: What do you do when you’re not at work?
A: I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy swimming and reading