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 having joined the team at Hay & Kilner upon qualification in 2006. 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 were in excess of £5 million and will ensure that the child has appropriate care and access to medical therapies for the rest of their life.

Awards, memberships & accolades
Helen is noted in her field in The Legal 500 and described in its 2022 and 2023 rankings as a ‘compassionate and highly competent claimant lawyer’ and a top lawyer who is also kind, supportive and sympathetic’. She is also a Band 2 ranked individual in Chambers & Partners in which her experience in cauda equina misdiagnosis cases is noted and is reported as being ‘stellar’ and ‘professional but compassionate’. Helen was also delighted to be listed in the top 10 legal powerhouses in the field of Clinical Negligence in the North East in 2023 by Business Today.

Helen has received Law Society accreditation to the clinical negligence panel which recognises her expertise in this field. Helen also sits on the committee of the North East Women Lawyers Division and is a committee member of the North of England Medico-Legal Society Council. She is also a LGBTIQ ally at Hay & Kilner which provides internal support at the firm.

From our first meeting, Helen put both myself & my husband at ease. She explained the procedures and how long the claim could take to reach a settlement. She told me not to think too far ahead and take things a day at a time and try not to get stressed about it, as that was what she was there for and that I could contact her at anytime. She kept us informed regularly. I can't believe that the claim has settled, she said it was the quickest claim she had dealt with. So I would just like to thank Helen for everything.


My case took nearly 6 years. Helen and her team were always there to support me. She kept me updated and informed at all times. She made me feel secure, especially through the hardest moments of my case.

There is no words to describe how grateful I am that I have met Helen on my journey.


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.