The first thing that greets you when you meet Helen Bradin, Managing Partner at Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP, is a big smile. And with a warm heart to match, it’s little wonder that Helen’s clients fall over themselves to not only praise her expertise in divorce and family law but also her compassionate approach to dealing with often fraught, emotional and delicate situations.
Says Helen “From the age of 14 I wanted to become a solicitor, but I really don’t know why, as I had had no insight into the profession and hadn’t even set foot in a solicitor’s office. There was just something about making a difference to people’s lives that attracted me”.
After studying Law at Birmingham University and qualifying fully as a solicitor in 1985, Helen gained experience in various legal departments but “fell in love” with matrimonial and family law.
Helen’s key to success is her bubbly personality which instantly puts clients at ease. That, coupled with her caring approach, makes you feel you are the only client in the world that matters. She says, “When a person initially comes to me for advice they are often very anxious about what the future holds, so my first job is to fully understand them and their needs. That way I can play my part in helping get their life back on track. It’s immensely rewarding to see the difference in someone once their problems have been resolved – that can be anything from financial worries to child related matters or even contact rights to a family pet.”
Helen’s kind-heartedness does not stop at the end of the working day. She has been Chairman of the NSPCC Black Country Group and sat on the Walsall Manor Hospital Board as a Non-Executive Director, helping establish the complaints procedure. Today she is on the Committee of the ‘Friends of the Garrick’, raising funds to support the Lichfield theatre, as well as tirelessly fundraising for the Rotary Club of Wylde Green for the past 20 years. She is also a Governor for her former school, St. Mark’s Catholic Primary School in Great Barr. In addition, she has been instrumental in setting up a walking group for the Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield areas which brings together able bodied and disabled people as a cohesive group. And as if that’s not enough, Helen is a regular legal advisor on Radio WM’s phone-ins and a weekly contributor to the radio station’s ‘what the papers say’ feature.
Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP represents clients in Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth, Cannock, Burntwood, Rugeley, Burton on Trent and Abbots Bromley. Helen lives in Four Oaks.