Helen Mountfield QC

Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Biography

Helen Mountfield is a QC at Matrix Chambers specialising in human rights and public law. She has appeared in the Supreme Court more than ten times, including in the recent case about whether the government could trigger Brexit without parliament’s approval. She has also done cases in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the European Court of Justice. Helen sits as a part-time judge in criminal and civil cases, and mentors students who work at the Schools Exclusion Project representing children who have been excluded from school. Helen has chaired a Commission looking at the future of work in the digital economy with Tom Watson MP. She has three daughters and is particularly interested in making law accessible, as a profession and a service.

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