Helen Kowal

Helen Kowal
Special Counsel

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Prior to joining Bannermans, Helen worked in many areas of general legal practice including general commercial, conveyancing, personal injury, criminal law, employment law and commercial litigation.

Helen was admitted as a solicitor in NSW since 1994 after completing her studies through the Legal Practitioners Admission Board and then proceeded to obtain her Master of Law degree through the University of Sydney.

Since August 2010, Helen has been working at Bannermans Lawyers and is now Special Counsel working in the Construction and Strata Teams. Helen conducts proceedings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Local Court of New South Wales and in the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales.

Helen's area of practice include:

  • Building Defects claims
  • Drafting of Building Contracts and ongoing management of building rectification works
  • Drafting of Superintendent/Project Management Agreements
  • Breach of contract
  • Strata disputes
  • Trees (Disputes between Neighbours) claims
  • Dividing Fences Act Claims
  • Easements
  • Retaining wall disputes


  • Master of Laws (University of Sydney) 2000
  • Diploma of Law (LPAB) 1994
  • Member of Law Society of NSW


  • Kowal, H; Bannerman, D, 2016, Strata Documents Needed Before First AGM, Real Estate Institute, Online News, 22 November 2016


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