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Why hello there…

People buy people, so here’s a little more about Helen Burness the person…

A journey through the legal industry

I’ve spent more years than I can now count working at the forefront of change in the legal sector. At the start of my career, in-house with a global law firm and chambers and later heading up marketing and business development at one of the first ever NewLaw start-ups and providers of flexible legal resourcing.

Having travelled the legal market far and wide, I set up Saltmarsh Marketing, to bring twenty years of legal marketing expertise to disruptive legal services businesses.

In addition to Saltmarsh Marketing I’m CMO of She Breaks the Law, a global community of women change makers who are passionate about the power of innovation and collaboration.

And, I’ve recently collaborated with a fellow Helen (Foord) from ELE Global to set up Helen Squared, providing fixed-fee ‘nuts and bolts’ marketing packages to innovative legal businesses.

The other stuff you might want to know

  • I’m a disability advocate on behalf of my awesome daughter and am fierce about equality and inclusion.
  • I spend a lot of time in our home in Normandy where I eat too much cheese and immerse myself in the local culture (wine).
  • I love singing and cold water swimming (yes, I am that person in a Dry Robe on your grid).
  • I am about to get a Siamese kitten. I sense this may become central to my personal brand.
  • Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I believe in creativity and collaboration, working in partnership and having fun along the way.

And finally…

You can follow me on social media on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

I just love talking to people. Why not follow me on social media or get in touch for a chat?

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