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Helen Marsh

Partner, Residential Property

Helen advises on all legal aspects of residential property. She has a wealth of experience in dealing with high value conveyancing, secured lending and landlord and tenant issues.

She also offers specialist expertise in residential and mixed-use developments, advising on the set-up, legal structuring and drafting, as well as providing advice on the strategic sales issues across the scheme.

Helen acts for a wide range of clients including developers, investors, banks, trust companies and private individuals.

Helen is ranked in The Legal 500 2023 and Chambers HNW Guide 2022 for her work on high value residential matters. With over 15 years’ experience, she has been described by agents as helpful and “ludicrously knowledgeable”. Helen has been noticed for how she understands the needs of her clients and the professionalism in which she acts for them. She is recognised as 'Top Flight' in the Spear's 500 2024 directory.

After training and qualifying at Allen & Overy in 2005, she worked at Boodle Hatfield, and then Farrer & Co. Helen joined Forsters in 2014 and became a Partner in 2015.

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In our latest podcast, host Miri Stickland is joined by Residential Property Partner, Helen Marsh, and Tax Associate, Oliver Claridge, to discuss the impact of the last year on the high value residential property market and our ever-evolving property tax regime.

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“Helen makes proactive suggestions and leads transactions in the best interest for everyone. She is brilliant.” Chambers HNW Guide, 2023
"Helen is extremely professional, highly skilled and has excellent communication skills. I highly recommend Helen to anyone looking for a lawyer in the high-end residential space." Chambers HNW Guide, 2022

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