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Helen has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, including negotiating and drafting, TUPE disputes and large-scale redundancies, trade union disputes, discrimination and harassment cases, and Employment Tribunal representation. Helen has always undertaken all of her own advocacy at tribunals and gained higher rights of audience in 2005.

Helen Watson advises clients in both the public and private sectors on contentious and non-contentious employment matters and is one of only a few Employment Law solicitors in the region using her Higher Rights of Audience and as such is a highly regarded Advocate.

Helen has a Masters degree in discrimination law and secured a very successful remedy at tribunal for a national Respondent client facing a £1 million race discrimination claim.  She has also recently led the team in advising and representing an International Automotive client through a significant UK restructure which was in the National press.

Alongside this Helen is a Workplace Investigator and fully qualified Workplace Mediator and carries out regular internal and external accredited training for clients.

Helen studied at Abbey Gate School and Abbey Gate College, Chester before completing a Criminology and French at Keele University.  She then returned to Chester College of Law to do her Law Finals. Helen has a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and Employment Law. After successfully developing her earlier career at two other law firms, Helen joined Aaron & Partners in early 2007 as a partner and Head of Employment.

Helen is Company Secretary and Board Member of IAG (International Advisory Group), Honorary Ambassador of Claire House Children’s Hospice (after serving on the Board for over 11 years, latterly as Chair).

Other posts include Chair at Theatre Clwyd (currently undergoing a £50 million capital project) and IoD North Wales Ambassador (previously Chair). Helen holds several other Board Advisor and NED roles.

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We work closely with Helen Watson and Paul Hennity. They understand our business and are like an extension of our team. We share the same values and can talk openly and honestly.
Client feedback via The Legal 500
Thank you so much for all your support throughout this very difficult period. You have made the whole process much more tolerable and kept me focused to have the courage of my convictions.
B Smith (CEO)
Recently we sought legal advice in order to resolve a high profile and complex case involving a member of senior management with many issues surrounding it. Helen Watson helped us navigate through the various options and solutions available. Her clear legal knowledge and astute advice was equally balanced with her commercial approach, allowing us to agree a suitable settlement with our ex-employee.
Helen Watson is listed as a recommended individual for Human Resources – Employment - North West.
The Legal 500
I really appreciate the fact that if it hadn't of been for your keen assistance, the result of a much greater settlement wouldn't have been achieved, to assist me on my new venture as a role at [Company].
Helen Watson is listed as a recommended individual for Human Resources - Employment - Elsewhere in the West Midlands.
The Legal 500
Practice head Helen Watson has ‘excellent legal skills, clarity of advice and superb client care’.
The Legal 500