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Helen Dickie
Managing Director

Helen is the managing director of the firm and joined MD Law to reform and restructure the business. Helen now heads the family and private client department and is situated in our new Whitchurch office.

Helen has 18 years of practising law. Helen specialises not only in family and private client matters but also in both residential and commercial property transactions.

Helen also works for a well-known legal training provider and is passionate about mentoring junior lawyers. Helen is CILEX qualified, as well as practising as a solicitor and has the PGCE qualification. Helen teaches CILEX and law courses to a wealth of students, some of whom she now has the pleasure of instructing in disciplines which are outside of her legal field.

Helen in her spare time, enjoys time with her family and cockapoo.

Helen has been acknowledged for maintaining and achieving best practice in the 2019 Parliamentary Review, the link of which can be clicked on below.

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What made you want to be a solicitor?
I left high school having not achieved many GCSEs and with low self-esteem. I had strong views in terms of what I perceived was fair and just in certain topics for discussion but never knew how I could use that talent in something worthwhile. My mother found me a job as an office junior working for a large South Wales law firm and I began working there when I was 16 years old. I became friends with some of the trainee solicitors (then Articled Clerks) and decided I wanted a job just like theirs, but realised I needed to go back to school.

What made you go back to education?
At a Christmas party, one of the highly respected equity partners told me she felt I was wasted in my current role, should go back to school, work hard to achieve my ambition and not let anything stop me.

Where did you study?
I attended College Glan Hafren (now Cardiff and Vale College) and resat my GCSEs. I then progressed to A levels and the University of South Wales where I have made lifelong friends, most of whom are now solicitors with their own practices.

What have you achieved in terms of qualifications?
I have not looked back in terms of sitting my exams. I qualified in the LLB (Hons) although I fell pregnant in my final year (which was not planned) of my law degree and then took a short break to look after my son. When he was a few months old I started working for another large law firm and began my CILEX journey, passed that and sat my LPC and qualified as a Solicitor.

What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my achievements. I am particularly proud that I sat my law degree finals with a three week old baby (although this was so tough), progressed and passed my CILEX and LPC with my second child a few years later and then decided I would also teach students.

Why did you decide to teach?
Having taught now for 12 years, I have realised that confidence is a big issue for students/delegates and as I struggled throughout school and couldn’t find a subject area that I particularly enjoyed (apart from French) that I would try and help trainee and junior lawyers achieve their goals.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I want to continue in the same vein; working hard and learning new things every day. Life in itself is a lesson and we meet some wonderful and not so wonderful people along the way. I am my own worst critic and I cannot stand to think that I would not achieve something that I absolutely set my mind to; I guess that’s why I have managed to get this far. I think it is fair to say anyone who knows me would agree that I am an extremely determined person.