Helen Valley
  • Ranked as a leading Junior in Legal 500

    Legal 500 2018

  • She commands effortless respect from her colleagues, clients & the judiciary

    Legal 500

  • She has a calming presence with an air of understated assurance. 

    Legal 500 2020

  • Ranked as a leading Junior in Legal 500 Crime

    Legal 500 2020

Called 1990

Helen Valley


Ranked as a Leading Junior in Crime in Legal 500 2018. A barrister with over 25 years experience defending serious and complex crime, including homicide,firearms,drugs and fraud cases.

In her fraud work she is routinely instructed on behalf of professionals such as Doctors, Local Authority Officials and Company Directors. Helen is particularly known for her sensitivity and patience with clients and her ability to deal with vulnerable defendants.


Called to the Bar in 1990 Helen is part of a team of practitioners and Judges who have been
accredited to train new entrants in advocacy techniques and best practice. Helen took part in the consultation process in relation to pre-recorded cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses and has co-authored a leading article on the topic. Helen has spoken in this regard to various organisations including the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association and the Criminal Law Review Conference.


Criminal Bar Association
Member of the Female Fraud Forum
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.


BA (Hons) - London University Diploma in Law
Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law