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Meet the Family Team

Helen Cankett

Helen heads up the Family Team at BPE and is a Partner at the firm. She is also a trained Family Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer. Helen has been practicing for over 17 years and therefore has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

She specialises in advising clients on divorce and separation, in particular high net worth financial matters, assisting business owners and working on cases with complex assets that require an articulate mind when considering settlement.

Helen is highly regarded in her field and is ranked in Band 1 by the legal directory, Chambers UK. She is also an experienced Family Mediator, accredited by the Family Mediation Council in All Issues Mediation. This means she is able to help separating couples reach agreements regarding the children and finances, without recourse to the Courts.

Here are a few client testimonials that demonstrate Helen’s professionalism and ability to achieve desired outcomes for her clients:

 ‘I couldn’t fault the service you provided. You helped ease the stress of a horrible situation and I had complete confidence in your service’.    

 ‘I really do appreciate your help and advice in what was a sad and complex situation’

 “Thank you very much for all of your good advice, wise counsel and wonderful support over the last few months. You really helped me to feel more in control of a very difficult situation and you always assured me that things would be fine in the end, and, thanks to you, they were.”

Outside of work, Helen has a busy social life with her friends and family and enjoys keeping fit and going to the cinema. 


Jemma Jones

Jemma Jones is a Senior Associate at BPE. She has worked at BPE for 7 years, having started her career in London. Jemma has been a qualified Solicitor for 12 years and specialises in all areas of Family Law, with a particular focus on Private Children Law. If you are going through a difficult separation and you are unable to decide what the long term arrangements for your children should be, Jemma can help guide you in the right direction.

Jemma has gathered a wealth of knowledge over the years and is a key member of the Family Team. She is a passionate Family Lawyer and achieves the best she can for each and every client.

The following testimonials sum up Jemma’s approach to her work:

‘We really wouldn’t be in such a great and balanced position without all your help and support (at all hours!) and without you being so brilliant at your job’

‘I can’t explain how much you all supported me through one of the hardest periods of my life. Professional and honest but human with it’

Outside of work, Jemma enjoys travel and camping with her family.


Rebecca Pike

Rebecca is a Senior Associate at BPE having joined the Team in July 2018. Prior to joining BPE she worked at another highly regarded Cheltenham Firm, gaining invaluable experience which has now only strengthened the Family Team at BPE. Rebecca has been a qualified Solicitor for 12 years and is passionate about ensuring that each and every client is guided through their matter in a calm and pragmatic way. She deals with all areas of Family Law, including divorce, finances and private children. Her main focus is enabling each client and their family to move on independently, having made an informed decision about what is best for their future.   

Rebecca was described as "diligent and secures very good results" and has extensive experience in private children and ancillary relief matters in the Legal 500 2018 rankings.

Rebecca has a fantastic rapport with her clients and makes them feel at ease throughout what can be a very daunting and difficult process. Below are just a few of many testimonials Rebecca has received from client’s during her time at BPE:

‘Thank you for all of your help over the previous months, it has been quite stressful at times but your involvement has been incredibly professional, prompt & reassuring. I certainly won’t hesitate to recommend your services to anyone else that may find themselves in a similar position’.  

‘……. Rebecca did a great job in the Family Court for me and my daughter.  She dealt with very challenging personalities with intelligence and professionalism.  Rebecca listened carefully and empathetically to my wishes and was able to guide me through a day I really wasn't looking forward to and achieve a pragmatic (and hard won) result for my daughter’.   

‘Thank you again for your services and I am very grateful for your efforts, professionality, and kindness’.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends.


If you want supportive and confidential advice from our Family team, please email family@bpe.co.uk or email Helen, Jemma or Rebecca directly.

These notes have been prepared for the purpose of articles only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice.

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