Helen Morland


Helen has a varied and complex caseload with significant expertise in cases involving cerebral palsy, brain & spinal injury, and cancer.

Helen Morland
Specialises in:
Clinical Dental & Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Claims
Newcastle office
0191 232 8345

Helen is a partner in the firm. She has over 18 years’ experience working in the clinical negligence field having joined the team at Hay & Kilner upon qualification. She has a varied and complex caseload with significant expertise in cases involving cerebral palsy, brain & spinal injury, and cancer.


Helen led a successfully contested trial in the High Court where she acted for a child who had suffered a spinal cord injury as a consequence of a failure to diagnose a malignant spinal tumour. Judgment was found in favour of her client securing significant damages.

Helen has also settled a claim on behalf of a child with cerebral palsy where investigations concluded that their injury was caused by negligence at the time of birth. The damages awarded will ensure that the child has appropriate care and access to medical therapies for the rest of their life.

Awards, memberships & accolades
Helen has been named as a “rising star” in her field in The Legal 500 and described in its 2022 rankings as ‘a compassionate and highly competent claimant lawyer’. She is also a Band 2 ranked individual in Chambers & Partners where it recognises her experience in cauda equina misdiagnosis cases and reports her as being ‘stellar’.

Helen has received Law Society accreditation to the clinical negligence panel which recognises her expertise in this field. She is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Helen also sits on the committee of the North East Women Lawyers Division and is a member of the North of England Medico-Legal Society Council.

Helen Morland is reliable, experienced and organised. She is everything I would expect of a top lawyer but she is also supportive, kind and sympathetic. Her communication skills are very good, she was super at keeping me informed but she also listens. I felt valued and respected during the whole process. I can’t praise her enough.

Legal 500

Helen Morland is a knowledgeable and conscientious solicitor who builds good relationships with her clients.

Legal 500

Helen was fantastic from the very start. She couldn’t do enough for me, she took so much time helping me understand each step of my claim & was quick to respond to any questions I had. I highly recommend Helen and the service I received was second to none.


I was recommended to ask for Helen Morland, who was more than helpful for advice and guidance on an operation on my leg. From November 2018 until October 2022 Helen communicated with me and kept me up to speed with what was happening and didn't complicate things and explained clearly what was happening.

Arthur Hutchinson

Helen is extremely professional, competent, efficient and thorough. Her communication and reliability are outstanding. I have complete faith and trust in Helen.


Helen shows compassion and empathy, thus allowing her to effectively support her clients. I always felt that she understood our needs and provided a very personalised service.


Extremely skilled, knowledgeable and very empathetic.

Chambers & Partners

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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.