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Helena Mumford

Principal Lawyer

About Helena Mumford

Helena undertook a combined Arts-Law degree at the University of Queensland. In 1988 Helena completed the twelve months Diploma of Legal Practice at Queensland University of Technology.

Initially working in commercial and property law at the Brisbane legal firm of Cannon & Peterson, Helena accepted a position as Associate with legal firm Dobbyn & Partners. After a brief period working in Mooloolaba, Helena established the legal firm of Elias Mumford in 1991 with her husband Andrew. With two offices, in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Helena has worked consistently providing legal services for in excess of 25 years in the areas of Wills & Estates, Business Law and Family Law.

For many years Helena represented large transport corporations such as TNT, North Queensland Express and Ansett in recovery actions. As Duty Lawyer for the Petrie Magistrates Court, Helena provided legal representation on a frequent and regular basis in the areas of Children’s Court, Traffic Offences and in Criminal matters. She has held pro bono positions as Lawyer on behalf of the Queensland Amateur Fencing Association and Rotary. Helena has undertaken substantial pro-bono work within our community over two decades of legal practice. In 2010 Helena completed qualifications as a Dispute Resolution Practitioner in Family Law. In 2014 Helena became a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Helena also holds qualifications as a licensed real estate agent.

Today, Helena’s primary focus is on managing the firm of Mumfords and making it a great firm to work for and do business with. She enjoys working together with the outstanding legal minds at Mumfords and delivering extraordinary results to Mumfords’ clients.

Helena provides advice and services primarily in the area of Wills & Estates, Business Law and Family and Relationship Law and brings to each matter an understanding of the many diverse aspects of law which impact on complex cases.

Helena is able to offer assistance with the German language and limited assistance with the Dutch language.

Helena has been a resident of the Sunshine Coast since 1990 and is married with two adult children. Both Helena’s children, Blake and Edward, have been staff members at Mumfords when completing their gap year before university and both continue to act as consultants on tricky IT issues. Helena’s husband, Andrew, is also a Solicitor at Mumfords.

Helena’s interests are bush walking around the Sunshine Coast, architecture, classical music, Andrew’s dry sense of humour and enjoying his cooking too much!


  • Recipient of the Josiah Francis award – University of Queensland
  • Queensland Conservatorium of Music scholarship – Opera Studies
  • International Fencing Judge’s License
  • Second Level Prevost Master of Arms
  • Queensland State Director of Coaching – Fencing


  • Bachelor of Law (UQ)
  • Diploma of Legal Practice (QUT)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Qld Licensed Real Estate Agent

When any of my clients need legal and/or estate matters attended to, I shall send them over to you so they can also benefit from your expertise and attention to detail.


I would like to take this opportunely to thank Mumfords Lawyers and particularly Lucy Wood for the high degree of professionalism and skill to take a difficult situation, and turn it into a calm, straight-forward case, which gave me the ability to make a informed decision.

Susan Tennant

In 2014 I unfortunately found myself requiring legal assistance related to a custody battle with my ex-husband. Luckily for me Lucy was appointed as my Legal Aid lawyer and immediately won my confidence with her professional, yet caring attitude towards the issues at hand.

Samantha Anderson