H Watts

Helen M. Watts K.C.

Year of Call: 2009

Year of Silk: 2023


B.A. (Hons) (First Class)

LL.B. (Distinction)

Dip. L.P.

Special interests

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Helen Watts specialises in professional liability, and has a particular interest in claims against medical and legal professionals. 

She has represented doctors and hospitals at complex and difficult Fatal Accident Inquiries, including the Inquiry into the deaths in George Square, Glasgow in December 2014.

Her professional liability experience also includes cases involving engineers, architects, surveyors, auditors, investment fund managers and accountants. She is ranked by the Legal 500 2014 as a leading junior in medical and professional negligence matters.

She also acts on behalf of professionals, notably solicitors and doctors, in professional regulatory matters and has experience of judicial reviews relating to professional disciplinary proceedings.

Helen is also regularly instructed in commercial and insurance disputes.

She was awarded the Lord Reid Scholarship for 2008-2009.