Helen is Partner and Head of the clinical negligence department having specialised in this type of work for nearly 20 years. She is passionate about the work she does because she has seen how compensation awards change people’s lives for the better.
She is a mother of two and a keen netball and tennis player and, if she were not a lawyer, she would be a singer.
Helen loves to travel as much as she can, although she works long hours, and speaks French and Italian. When she retires, she’d love to go back to college and study poetry.
Chambers 2019 says:
Helen Dolan regularly handles complex claims, such as those related to psychiatric care. She has further expertise in spinal injury, surgical negligence and cerebral palsy claims, as well as breach of duty cases. One source states: "Her attention to detail and knowledge of the case inside and out was exemplary."
Previous comments from Chambers 2018 included the following: she is highly praised by a client who states "Helen is scrupulous in her preparation and organisation, highly experienced, and her knowledge and insight was extremely reassuring."
What others say:
Helen Dolan is one of the most experienced and tenacious solicitors around when it comes to clinical negligence litigation. Nothing fazes her and she fights hard for every client.
- Nigel Poole QC
Legal 500 says:
Potter Rees Dolan fields a ‘highly talented group of clinical negligence lawyers that is led by the formidable’ Helen Dolan
Helen's Latest Blogs
At a particularly traumatic time in our lives, Helen Dolan provided an exceptional service on both an interpersonal and professional level. We were kept up to date every step of the process and with Helen’s guidance and advice achieved positive closure to our case. We are very pleased that we decided to choose your firm and we are grateful for your assistance
Mr and Mrs R, Lancashire
When dealing with medical negligence, it is important you have somebody who fully understands what they are dealing with - that was definitely the case with PotterReesDolan.. My case was somewhat difficult to prove. My legal team kept me up to date with all the information regarding the defence team. If I ever had a problem understanding anything, they would be very clear and explain everything to me, that is very important. I would take this opportunity to thank Helen Dolan and her clinical negligence team and anybody else in this matter. Thank you.
Mrs S, West Yorkshire
Helen Dolan was very efficient and courteous and, in many areas exceeded, our expectations. All members of staff were very approachable and helped to make a very difficult situation more bearable
Read the case study here: Misdiagnosis of blood clot on woman's spinal cord results in paralysis
Mrs H, Birmingham
Helen, Hannah and Kirsty guided us through a horrendous part of our lives. We are now able to get on with our lives to the best we can. The outcome of our case was the best we could have thought or hoped. Helen worked really hard for us and we are forever grateful. Thank you.
Read the case study here: Man left tetraplegic after doctors fail to diagnose spinal abscess
Mr and Mrs D, Stoke-on-Trent