Our offices are open for business. We kindly ask that you continue to wear a facemask if you are able to do so when visiting us.

Please do not visit if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, if this is the case, please contact the office by telephone/email to rearrange your appointment or discuss an alternative arrangement.

The safety of our staff & clients is of paramount importance to us and so thank you for your continued co-operation.

Please note - As of 1st September 2021, Brindley Twist Tafft & James will no longer be using the Document Exchange (DX) service.

Helen Strong

Lead Solicitor, Private Client

Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1996 having completed her training at a large commercial firm in Birmingham. She originally practised in commercial property but shortly after qualifying decided that she wanted to be a private client lawyer and since then has specialised in this area. She has a wealth of experience in wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and estate planning.

Helen advises on wills, including the use of trusts to protect assets passing down the generations of a family and to protect vulnerable beneficiaries. She can advise on inheritance tax, estate planning and has extensive experience of acting in high value and complex estate administration. She can also advise on agricultural and business property relief claims.

Building long term relationships with her clients is very important to Helen and she is committed to working closely with them, their accountants and financial advisers to give holistic planning advice; often acting for different generations of the same family, clients praise Helen for her professionalism, attention to detail and empathetic approach.

Helen is a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society and she is also a Dementia Friend.  In addition she has also completed bereavement training which can help with assisting clients at a difficult time.

Out of work, Helen enjoys spending time with her family and likes nothing better than a good walk in the Warwickshire countryside near to where she lives. She also loves all forms of dance, singing (having been members of choirs in the past) and the theatre.

Latest blog posts...

BTTJ reminds consumers of the importance of taking care of their financial affairs

10th February 2021
News Plus

Virus serves as a stark reminder for all generations to prepare for any eventuality Less than four in ten people in the UK have drawn up a will, while less than three in ten people have taken any kind of action to safeguard their estate in the event of their deaths. The alarming figures, from IRN Research, come in the midst of the country’s third national lockdown, as the world continues...

Rise in number of enquiries for wills

13th November 2020
News Plus

As the country faces an unprecedented health crisis and England is in the grips of a second national lockdown increasing numbers of people are choosing to set up their wills so they have peace of mind at such an unpredictable time.The Covid situation has highlighted the importance for many people of getting their affairs in order and that also includes having a power of attorney in place to act...