Helen Moizer

Pupil

Date of Call: 2018

clerks@no18chambers.com

Helen joined Chambers as a Pupil in October 2022. Prior to commencing pupillage, Helen worked full-time as an Assistant Legal Officer for the Free Representation Unit, running her own cases and supervising the student volunteers. Prior to this, Helen worked as a legal caseworker for Advocate, the Bar’s pro bono charity.

Throughout her journey to the Bar, Helen has volunteered at various organisations in the U.K. and abroad. For example, at the Public Interest Law Centre she conducted freedom of information requests and as part of the Vocalise program, she taught debating skills in Young Offenders Institutes and Category B prisons. Notably, Helen volunteered in Los Angeles for the law firm ‘Public Counsel’ in their Women and Girls Rights Project. Here, she led a research project analysing the care and adoption issues within Los Angeles’ Social Services.

Helen was called to the Bar in 2018 with a ‘Very Competent’ and grades of ‘Outstanding’ in Cross Examination, Asylum, Detention, Deportation & Extradition, Resolution of Disputes Out of Court and Drafting.

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Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Prior to pupillage, Helen gained extensive employment law experience advising and representing on issues such as: unfair dismissal, unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract, holiday pay, discrimination (sex and age) and National Minimum Wage issues.


Chancery and Commercial

Helen also represented clients in the First-Tier Tribunal for Social Security appeals concerning disability and housing benefits against the Department of Work and Pensions and local councils.


Qualifications

  • BPP Law School 2017-2018: Bar Professional Training Course, (Very Competent)
  • University College London 2016-2017: LLM in Human Rights Law, (Merit)
  • City University London 2015-2016: Graduate Diploma in Law, (Commendation)
  • University of Birmingham 2012-2015: BA Hons English and American Literature, (High 2:1)
  • Grade 7, Tenor and Alto Saxophone

Membership

  • Middle Temple (Young Barristers’ Association)
  • Western Circuit
  • South Hampshire Junior Lawyers Division
  • Free Representation Unit
  • Amicus

Awards

  • Top mark in ‘Asylum, Deportation, Detention and Extradition’ module (BPTC) 2018
  • Best Team Orals in the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot (Eric E. Bergsten Award) 2018
  • BPP Advocacy Scholarship (BPTC) 2017
  • Semi-finalist in the ESU National Mooting Competition 2016

Publications / Seminars

  • In her spare time Helen writes for the monthly newsletter of Amicus, the US death penalty campaign charity. Her published articles cover US capital punishment news and issues.
  • Helen has given many talks on access to justice and pro bono work. Events have included the Target Jobs Pupillage Fair, UCL’s Centre for Access to Justice and the Property Bar Conference.

Personal Info

Outside of Chambers, Helen has been practising yoga for over five years and enjoys the physical exercise and mental calmness. She also enjoys hiking and travelling, with favourites including Malawi’s highest peak, Nevada Fall in Yosemite and Preikestolen Rock in Norway.