Areas of law covered

I joined Griffith Smith in 2018 and practice in all areas of Residential Property.


  • BA (Honours) Law
  • Solicitor

Brief overview of your career

I qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and worked in a general High Street practice covering many practice areas until I decided to specialise in  property work.  I spent many years working in Brighton dealing with leasehold transactions and many listed buildings.

Professional memberships & accreditations

  • Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme

What you offer your clients

I have a very friendly and approachable manner when giving time to my clients.   I have a particular ability to explain complex legal issues in simple ways which clients understand and can then make informed decisions.

For the duration of the transaction I build up a good working relationship with my client at a time in their lives where achieving time pressured goals is of fundamental importance.  I am flexible in my approach and always willing to respond to individual specific requirements of clients.

Why you love what you do

My Uncle was an Appeal Court Judge and encouraged a career in law.  I heeded his advice and haven’t looked back!  For whatever reason a client has a property to buy or sell I am part of their lives for several weeks.   I really try and smooth the process which inevitably has hiccups and off-side behaviour – the conveyancing chain process!  It gives me great satisfaction hearing kind words from clients from their experience using me and hearing of recommendations from others.

Personal interests

Is there a job which combines baking, floristry and gift wrapping whilst walking over the downs?   That would be my dream job.  I am very creative but rarely have the time for such skills to be perfected.  My switch off time is spent at a fitness class where I get my adrenalin of the day.    By contrast a solitary walk over fields (without cows) is my head cleansing time preferably with a hound.

  • Thanks again for all your help, you made a stressful process so much easier, none of our friends can quite believe that we’ve gone from beginning our house hunt in February to all moved in by the end of May!
  • Thank you for the prompt and efficient way you dealt with the sale of my parents home. Much appreciated.
  • Thank you so much for everything you have done with the sale and the very personal service you provided.
  • Thank you for all your efficient work, your patience and for keeping me calm when I started to worry.
  • Thanks for all your very hard work in the selling and ‘multiple’ purchasing you completed for us. With your very valuable understanding we definitely made the right choice in the end and for putting up with our too-ing and fro-ing we are eternally grateful.
  • So nice to work with someone who is so attentive, professional, and easy to talk to. It’s been a pleasure.
  • Thank you so much for your very professional and timely effort in dealing with our sale.
  • I really appreciated how approachable you are and you made the whole process as easy as it could have been for us.
  • Thanks Helen, you've been a big help in keeping this efficient and hassle free.
  • I'd like to thank you especially for your hard work and commitment in ensuring my sale and purchase both went through smoothly... at a time where your volume of work was particularly challenging. All the good things Alex Santry said about your were certainly true!
  • A very efficient service delivered with clear, timely and friendly explanation nd reassurance at the critical moments. We will not hesitate to use you again and recommend you to others.
  • You guided us through the whole house buying process with great efficiency, responsiveness, and patience. Would definitely recommend to friends & family
  • Great service Helen - you are always our number one choice for conveyancing
  • We really appreciate your excellent & professional help with this move and the last
  • You were fast, efficient, and made a difficult process relatively painless. Your team is fantastic!
  • We were very impressed with the service from Sue Bedwell and her team and Helen Rowe and her team. Would not hesitate to recommend the company to anyone who needs this sort of advice and help.
  • Would not hesitate to recommend the company to anyone requiring advice and help.
  • I don't think I could have found a better service. Helen was excellent and made me, a first time buyer, feel very at ease with the whole process. She explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. I was brought to the firm through recommendation and I will gladly pay that forward. Many thanks for the excellent experience.
  • Found working with Helen and associates to be an extremely efficient seamless process. As first time buyers we were able to freely ask questions about the process and received support and advice that was greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  • Thank you Helen for your efficient service in handling this sale. I know that the other side were not particularly helpful! I am sure we will use your services again when we have any further conveyancing needs.
  • It was such a relief having Griffith Smith LLP dealing with my late Mother's estate, they explained everything in a manor [sic] that we fully understood, which in turn took a lot of pressure off of us at this very difficult time
  • You have made selling a house a good experience, having never sold before. Advice was always constructive and well explained. Actions were prompt, communications were most courteous.

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