Helen Porter

Helen Porter


Helen joined the Litigation and Dispute team in 2008 after moving to the South in 2005 and qualifying from a firm of solicitors based in Peterborough. Helen previously worked in Government both in London and overseas before obtaining a First Class BA Honours degree in Law and French at London Guildhall University. Helen was also a member of the Territorial Army for 10 years so understands the importance of dispute resolution!

In 2017, Helen was promoted to Partner and now is Head of the team. Helen advises on all aspects of commercial litigation in the High Court and County Courts, and of dispute resolution and professional negligence. She also specialises in property related disputes advising on all aspects of commercial and residential matters and construction/building disputes, acting for both land owners and tenants in Court, Tribunal and Adjudicator’s office proceedings. Helen is also a member of the Southampton Property Association.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys gardening, travelling and keeping fit through zumba classes.

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I cannot express enough how grateful we are for all the help and support that Helen and her team have given us over the last few months. There is no doubt that their professionalism and expertise in defending us against such a preposterous claim resulted in the claimant withdrawing their case against us.  It was pleasure to deal with Helen who worked so hard, communicated with us at every step, was extremely honest with her opinions and gave us her professional advice, which, though not always easy to hear, was always honest, fair and accurate.

To have to advocate Helen’s calibre on our side gave great credence to our defence without which I am not sure we would have had such a fantastic outcome. I would definitely recommend Helen and Warner Goodman to anyone who requires commercial legal representation.

Hello Helen, That is excellent (and pleasantly surprising) news, many thanks indeed! If I have need of any further legal services, you will be the first to know.

I had a really difficult commercial problem with a difficult tenant. I could see no way to resolve the problem but by going to Court. Thanks to Helen Porter my tenant all of a sudden caved in, left the property and my problem was resolved. Well done Helen and Warner Goodman from Southampton, Many Thanks.

Good advice and support. We felt able to completely rely on the timely, friendly and professional advice given to us by Helen Porter through what could have been a contentious and difficult process."

Great service. 

Kept me informed of procedures and advised best practice. Very helpful and informative. Made things simple and easy to understand. A credit to WG - thank you.