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Helen Bennett

Helen Bennett Bridgeside Chambers

Qualifications: LLB (Hons)
Admitted: Wellington, 2014


Mobile: +64 21 0257 3132

Helen joined the independent bar in 2022. 
Helen specialises in criminal litigation including trial work, appellate work, Health & Safety prosecutions and professional disciplinary proceedings.  She is also a member of the South Canterbury Crown panel. 
Helen began her legal career as a judges’ clerk in the High Court of New Zealand in 2014.  During that time she also served as the clerk to the Criminal Practice Committee and the Criminal Rules Sub-Committee.
Helen went on to practice at Chapman Tripp working in Health & Safety defence litigation and professional indemnity litigation. She appeared in Court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution forums. 
Helen then worked at Gresson Dorman & Co as a Crown prosecutor from 2018 to 2022. She conducted prosecutions in the Youth, District and High Courts and appeared as Crown Counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Over the years Helen has gained a reputation among senior members of the profession as being a highly skilled young lawyer and tireless worker.