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Helen Hayward

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Helen is a Partner and head of the Commercial Property team.

“‘absolutely brilliant, easy to get on with and who takes a no-nonsense approach” - Legal 500 2017

Former fashion house lawyer Helen Hayward joined Burnetts as a solicitor in 2013, becoming a Partner in 2017, and now jointly heads up the Commercial Property Team.

During her time at Burnetts Helen has built up a strong client base in Cumbria and beyond, and looks after several clients with significant property portfolios. Helen also heads up our SIPP/SASS pension team which is appointed to the panel of a leading provider of self-invested pensions.

In 2002, after training at London city law firm Stephenson Harwood, Helen was recruited by Boodle Hadfield where she advised large landlords, developers and investors on a variety of property projects including the acquisition of several major office and retail properties. In 2007, she joined British fashion brand Burberry and worked as Senior Legal Counsel for over five years, managing the legal affairs of the PLC’s global property portfolio. During her time at Burberry she was involved in multi-million pound lettings and the relocation of the company’s headquarters.

Originally from the North East, Helen has studied at the University of Bristol, the University of Groningen in Holland and Nottingham Law School where she graduated with a Law degree (LLB).  She has experience in all areas of commercial property but has a special interest in sales and acquisitions and landlord and tenant law.

A busy mother of two, Helen also fundraises for the Carlisle branch of the NSPCC and in her spare time enjoys walking in the Lake District with her family.