Helen Johnson
  • Helen Johnson
  • Managing Director

Helen Johnson

Managing Director

Helen qualified in 1990 and founded Emery Johnson in 1995. She is an experienced Higher Court Advocate, regularly providing representation at the Crown Court. Helen is also regularly instructed in private fee cases.

Helen specialises in serious Criminal Offences and high profile cases including:

  • Terrorism Offences
  • Violent Offences; including Manslaughter and Murder
  • Sexual Offences
  • Drug Offences
  • Fraud
  • Child Neglect
  • Driving Offences including; Death by Dangerous Driving and Death by Careless Driving
  • Offences against Public Justice
  • Trading Standards and Regulatory Offences
  • Cases involving vulnerable Defendants, including Learning Disabilities and Autism

Helen also represents professionals in Fitness to Practise Hearings.

Professional Information

  • Duty Solicitor- Police Station and Magistrates Court
  • Member of the Solicitor’s Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA)
  • Trainer for the Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training Programme
  • Trustee for The Warning Zone
  • Founder and organiser of the Annual Leicestershire School Courts Competition
  • Under Sheriff for Leicestershire
  • President of Leicestershire Law Society 2012


  • Solicitor Advocate of the Year in the National Law Society Excellence awards 2015/16.
  • Finalist for the Leicester Mercury Business Executive of the Year Award 2012
  • Inspirational Woman Award; Leicestershire Asian Business Association 2012
  • Leicestershire Law Society Solicitor of the Year Award 2007

Team: Crime Team
Fitness to Practise Team