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Helen Gerrard


What gets me out of bed in the morning

Firstly coffee! Then it is usually, in the winter, the call of the ski slopes or in summer, the sound of the local wildlife and the thought of going for a long run through the mountainous trails in Val d’Isere. Otherwise, it is the ability to be able to help a client find a solution to their problem and make their life easier.

An entrepreneur I admire

My parents started their business with one pharmacy which they bought when I was 4 years old. Through sheer hard work and determination, I saw their business grow and grow over the years to become a successful pharmacy group in North Yorkshire. This set the tone for the drive that I have to succeed in my career, whether that be as a lawyer (having worked at some of the most prestigious law firms across the globe) or whether that be starting my own business with my fiance and watching it develop into one of the most trusted companies in our area.

The fine print

  • Key practices: Finance, Corporate & Commercial
  • Education and training: University of Nottingham (Law LLB) and Nottingham Law School, dual qualified English solicitor and New York attorney
  • Legal Roles: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Linklaters LLP, Barclays Bank PLC and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFG, Ltd (12 years’ experience)
  • Client secondments: Goldman Sachs International, Alcentra Limited and Babson Capital
  • Other Interests: Founder and owner of SnowDrone Transfers - now one of the largest transfer companies in the Tarentaise area of the French Alps.
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