Helen Adams is a senior associate in our Labor & Employment Practice based in our Manchester office.

Helen has advised some of the world’s best known companies. She is an experienced employment lawyer who focuses on providing clients with pragmatic and commercial solutions.

Helen has considerable experience working with a broad range of corporate clients, predominantly in the media, retail, sports and financial services sectors. Her practice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including domestic and international corporate transactions, TUPE transfers and business restructurings; redundancies; varying terms and conditions of employment; disciplinaries and grievances; and unfair dismissal, discrimination and restrictive covenant litigation.

Helen also regularly advises senior executives on contract and exit negotiations and has niche expertise in advising corporate clients facing board-level issues; advising clients in the financial services sector on contentious and non-contentious partnership matters; advising high-net-worth-individuals on staffing issues, including the protection of confidential personal information and minimum wage and working time issues arising from irregular working patterns.

Prior to working at Squire Patton Boggs, Helen trained and spent a number of years working for a corporate law firm in London.

Helen is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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  • Advising a fledgling financial institution on the establishment of all aspects of its HR function.
  • Advising on the purchase of a bank including face-to-face negotiation of the senior management team’s new service agreements.
  • Advising a client on the exit of a member of its executive leadership team including advice on complex bonus schemes and share-based remuneration.
  • Working closely with two preeminent QCs to assist an individual to launch a challenge to his restrictive covenants whilst seeking to retain his deferred compensation.
  • Providing a client with step-by-step guidance on the production of its first Gender Pay Gap Report.


  • Oxford University, Christ Church, M.A., Jurisprudence


  • England and Wales, 2012
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