The objective of this case report is to highlight the lack of screening tests that is capable of predicting HELLP syndrome before its occurrence. The patient developed severe pre-eclamptic toxaemia at 34+ weeks gestation. The foetus was growth retarded. The patient received anti-hypertensive therapy and was delivered by an emergency caesarean section. The patient developed post partum HELLP syndrome that required supportive treatment and renal haemodialysis; nevertheless, the patient fully recovered.