Helen Midgley

Partner, Families and Divorce

Helen Midgley, family law specialist in Bishops Stortford

How can I help you?

I am a Partner within the Families and Divorce department at Tees.

My work as a Solicitor involves advising and representing clients on a range of different family matters, including divorce, dissolution or nullity proceedings; financial settlements and nuptial agreements; arrangements for children and Children Act applications; domestic abuse issues; and cohabitation disputes.

I am also an all issues, Resolution-trained Accredited Mediator, which enables me to help those involved in family relationship breakdown or disputes to discuss and negotiate bespoke solutions and options in a cost-efficient and voluntary forum.

In addition, I advise couples jointly using the Resolution Together approach (one couple, one lawyer) to help minimise unnecessary conflict in separating families. 

As a member of Resolution and the Family Mediation Council, I adhere to Codes of Conduct, which means that I endeavour to resolve family issues constructively as a Solicitor, a Mediator and a Resolution Together practitioner.

Delivering what you need

I am committed to the provision of excellent client care.  This means listening carefully to each client’s particular needs and working diligently to ensure that my clients receive high-quality legal advice clearly and understandably and are regularly updated on their cases' progress.

I work collaboratively with colleagues across Tees’ Legal and Wealth teams to ensure that our clients benefit from our combined expertise and specialist advice. 

Cases involving relationship breakdown often mean advising clients during the most challenging times of their lives, so finding favourable, long term and practical solutions for a better future for my clients is always my focus.  

What else should you know? 

I graduated in 2011 with a first-class honours degree in History from the University of Sheffield before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at BBP Waterloo, London and then the Legal Practice Course (Distinction) at the University of Law.  

I qualified as a solicitor in September 2015, completing my training contract here at Tees, including two seats in the family team, where David Redfern and Sally Powell trained me.  I was promoted to Associate in 2019 and Senior Associate in 2021 before joining the partnership at Tees in 2024. 

I am primarily based in Bishop's Stortford office, although I regularly meet clients across our six offices and remotely.

I am involved in the firm’s trainee recruitment process and manage our annual Vacation Scheme. I am committed to supporting the progress of junior lawyers through their careers.

Tees are here to help

We have many specialist lawyers who are based in:

EssexBrentwoodChelmsford, and Saffron Walden
HertfordshireBishop's Stortford and Royston

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.



Legal 500 UK 2024

'Helen Midgley is a recently trained mediator, this added string to her bow fits her way of working very well. She is an excellent solicitor, with a keen eye for detail, her preparation is meticulous and she seeks an amicable solution wherever possible. Helen is in a league of her own'


Bishop's Stortford

'Helen and Elaine were both brilliant and would highly recommend. Very thorough and had a solution for every situation thrown our way'

Clare Neal

Bishop's Stortford

'I felt very reassured every time I spoke with Helen and she explained the process at every stage'

Karen Bruce

Bishop's Stortford

'From start to finish, Helen Midgley was beyond supportive. I never felt like just ‘another’ client and she had empathy and understanding with regards to myself and my circumstances. Helen is 100% professional and is extremely hard working and knows the business. I was informed of everything that was going on with my case and not once did I feel that Helen wasn’t doing her BEST for me. Helen is a calm, caring and extremely personable member of Tees'
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