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Helen Kerr (née McCrossan)


Helen Kerr's practice focuses on defending claims against professionals including solicitors, barristers, insolvency practitioners, accountants and valuers. She helps clients deal with complex, high value claims arising out of a diverse range of subject matters, including property transactions, tax planning and failed litigation. Clients also seek Helen's advice in relation to regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

Helen is well-versed in High Court and Commercial Court litigation and also has experience resolving disputes by way of mediation, both in person and remotely. She is a great strategic thinker and tactician, and clients value her pragmatic approach.


  • Successfully defending the Leading Tax Silk, Andrew Thornhill KC, against a multimillion pound claim brought by investors in a film finance tax scheme. This case was featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2021.
  • Successfully defending a high-profile, £250m claim against the former joint administrators of One Blackfriars Limited, arising from the alleged sale at an undervalue of a large real estate development site in London.
  • Acting for an international law firm against a former client who had invested in a failed Enterprise Zone tax avoidance scheme.
  • Defending solicitors in proceedings before the Solicitor Disciplinary Tribunal.


  • England and Wales