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Helen Boyd


Primary Services

Accident & Injury


Helen specialises in all areas of personal injury and medical negligence claims. In particular these include:

  • Road traffic accident claims (including claims against the Motor Insurers Bureau when a third party is uninsured or untraced);
  • Accidents at work;
  • Product liability claims (including acting for a claimant who had swallowed shards of glass in a pie and acting for a claimant injured in a road traffic accident when a defective tyre burst);
  • Medical negligence claims (including acting for a claimant injured during cosmetic surgery);
  • Accidents caused by animals;
  • Accidents abroad (including a claim by a holidaymaker injured by the broken surface of a swimming pool in Turkey);
  • Claims against the police (including wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and assault);
  • Assault claims (both civil claims against the assailant and claims against The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority);
  • Claims against local authorities (where the local authority failed to protect someone as a child by removing them from the care of their parent/carer);
  • Sexual abuse claims (including acting for victims of sexual abuse in claims against an individual, schools, church and/or local authority);
  • Hairdressing claims (where a claimant’s hair has sustained significant damage from the application of chemicals to tint and/or perm it);
  • Occupational stress and harassment claims (including acting for victims of bullying in the workplace); and
  • Any claim where someone has suffered injury through the fault of another.

Helen says: “It may be tempting to call a phone number on TV to talk about personal injury but don’t. It’s a specialist field for which you should seek expert advice.”

Chambers & Partners 2020 – Ranked Lawyer

Legal 500 2019 Wards Solicitors is recommended for Personal Injury and Helen Boyd is described as “very experienced”.

Legal 500 2017  Wards Solicitors is recommended for Personal Injury and Helen Boyd is particularly recommended for her “approachable personality”.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in French and Italian 1990
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 1992
  • Member of Law Society’s Personal Injury panel since 2008
  • Has specialised in Accident and Injury law since 1992

Supervised by Alison Underhill

Satisfied Clients

'Helen understood my issue from the start. Her professionalism & understanding helped me through a very difficult time. I will recommend Wards going forward.'

'An absolutely marvellous service delivered very promptly in a friendly manner with an excellent result. Helen will be very highly recommended to anyone needing her skill set.'

‘I feel my claim was quite a complicated task for anyone to deal with but Helen Boyd & staff did an admirable job. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.’

‘Extremely satisfied with the whole experience. All aspects dealt with professionally and Helen was most helpful when there were aspects I did not understand’

‘Many thanks to Helen for all your help and well explained details regarding the accident to my arm with good response’

'The whole process was made so much easier by Helen as she was so approachable, friendly and accommodating.'

'Thank you to Helen Boyd for going above and beyond on my behalf and delivering an exemplary service at an incredibly reasonable cost. I greatly appreciate her endeavours and efforts and sincerely thank her for making the whole process simple, straight forward and easily understandable with the absolute minimum of stress and fuss.'

'I would like to thank Helen for her patience in dealing with this matter. A human appoach to a legal issue is very much appreciated.'

'I would like to give praise to Helen, who carried out her work so professionally. This was my first dealings with the judicial system and Helen guided me through it brilliantly.'

'Very pleased with the outcome of my claim and the polite, professional service that Helen Boyd provided me with. This made the daunting prospect of a Personal Injury claim less stressful and certainly well worth pursuing.'

'This has been the most difficult two years of our lives, to say Helen has played a vital role in us negotiating this stressful journey to its successful conclusion would be an understatement. We will be forever grateful to Helen for her wisdom and guidance through the process.'

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