Helen Phelps


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Helen is a lawyer who specialises in wills, estates, dispute resolution and family law matters. She was admitted to practice in 2015 and worked on estates, family law and dispute resolution matters before joining Snedden Hall & Gallop in 2017. She was promoted to Associate in November 2018.

As a member of the Wills & Estates team, Helen works closely with clients to determine an estate plan that best fits their circumstances. Helen also assists our clients with the administration of estates, including complex disputes.

With a growing practice in family law, Helen also advises and advocates for clients going through a separation and helps them with parenting and property matters.

Helen is also an active member of our Dispute Resolution team. In addition to her work in estates and family law areas, she works with clients to pursue commercial interests in a wide range of disputes, including debt recovery, insolvency and contractual disputes.

In 2018 Helen completed a Master of Laws from the Australian National University (ANU). She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)/Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the ANU. She’s engaged with the Canberra legal community as a mentor with the ANU Women in Law Organisation and as a member of the  Women Lawyers Association ACT’s Communications Committee.

Outside the office, Helen enjoys travel, reading and dedicating a lot of time and energy to the care of her two mini lop rabbits.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wills & estates planning
  • Litigation and disputes
  • Estate administration
  • Estate litigation
  • Personal and commercial dispute resolution
  • Family law


In this video you can watch Helen talking with Gillian Hunter about elder law and elder abuse.

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With the help of Helen Phelps, the redrafting of my will went very swiftly and smoothly to my considerable satisfaction.

DS (Wills and estates)

12 December 2017

Tanya Herbertson and Helen Phelps know their law and the legal processes. They are on-time, courteous, thoughtful, sensible and smart, very good at explaining what is going on and what could be done, and what to expect. Very nice to deal with. A credit to their profession!

I’d have no hesitation in recommending your firm to other people.

Bronwen Levy (Wills & Estates)

10 July 2018