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Helen Goatley

Partner & Chairman

Helen Goatley

I have been the Chairman of Barlow Robbins since December 2016. I split my time between helping to formulate the strategy and direction of the business of the firm as a whole and my own client practice.

My specialist area is representing people with an acquired brain injury in civil litigation claims. I am also a professional Court of Protection Deputy.

I am a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), am accredited as a specialist in Clinical Negligence by the Law Society and as a brain injury specialist by APIL, I am also Chair of the Surrey Acquired Brain Injury Network.

I want Barlow Robbins to deliver a first class client experience in everything we do. It’s really important to me that all of the people we work for and with feel that they are listened to and treated as individuals.

'Described by interviewees as "very experienced, very good and highly regarded," Helen Goatley is an expert in cerebral palsy and other birth injury claims. She also undertakes work in failed diagnosis cases.'
Helen Goatley is "very calm and dedicated in her approach," according to one source, who goes on to describe her as "very experienced and a top lawyer." She handles traumatic brain and orthopaedic injury claims.
Chambers, 2020

'Helen Goatley is well-organised and focused'
Legal 500, 2019

Helen Goatley is described by market commentators as 'a very good practitioner.'
Chambers UK, 2018

Helen Goatley is held in high esteem for her expertise in birth and brain injury claims, where she often handles cerebral palsy cases. Interviewees say that she provides 'excellent client service.'
Chambers, 2018
Helen Goatley is praised for providing an extremely good service; she fights very hard for her clients. She frequently acts for clients on cerebral palsy and brain injury claims.
Chambers, 2017

The 'experienced' Helen Goatley 'gives robust advice to clients.'
Legal 500, 2017