Helen Rowland (Capital Law)

Helen Rowland

Helen advises on disputes of varying complexity and value in litigated claims, ADR and advisory matters in both the public and private sectors.

An experienced commercial litigator advising on a range of disputes and advisory matters, Helen has particular expertise in business ownership disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions and directors’ duties cases.

Alongside commercial disputes, Helen advises both further and higher education institutions on governance, regulatory and student matters. She provides external training on topical issues in the Education sector, including most recently on Autism in Higher Education.

Helen takes an active role in the firm’s Consulegis membership and presented at the February 2016 conference on litigation funding. She was included in Wales Online’s 35 top businesswomen under 35 in 2014 and “Top 30 young lawyers and accountants to watch” in 2017.

Helen supervises the trainees during their commercial disputes seat.

Helen Rowland grasped the situation quickly and provided timely, succinct and comforting guidance to the board on what needed to be done at this stressful time and how best to identify and contain the inherent risks

Charles Burt, Managing Director, Modular Residential Limited and Houghton Build Group Limited

  • Representing an exiting director and shareholder in the prosecution of an unfair prejudice petition and the defence of a cross-petition including extensive allegations of diversion of assets by the majority and breach of directors’ duties.
  • Advising a company on numerous breach of warranty claims totalling circa £1m arising out of a share purchase agreement worth £7.4m.
  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company in a contractual dispute with a drug development company worth $5m.
  • Advising on the removal of a managing director and shareholder for misrepresentation, fraud, breach of directors’ duties, misuse of confidential information and computer systems.
  • Representing the BMA and five junior doctors in a high profile judicial review against the Secretary of State for Health challenging the decision to impose a new junior doctors’ contract.
  • Advising a start up company on the removal of a managing director for misappropriating company funds.
  • Business ownership disputes, including unfair prejudice, directors duties, derivative actions
  • Partnership disputes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Contractual disputes
  • Banking and finance claims
  • Confidential information
  • Recovery and insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Public, including judicial review, with a particular emphasis on the education sector
  • General commercial disputes
  • Student matters
  • Debt recovery
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mediation and ADR
  • Directors duties and personal liability

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (2016 – present)
  • Solicitor at Capital Law LLP (2011 – 2016)
  • Trainee Solicitor at Capital Law LLP (2009 – 2011)

Education

  • Cardiff University: LPC (2007 – 2008)
  • University of Kent: LLB, Law Degree (2004 – 2007)

Languages

  • Welsh