Abigail Owen

Abigail Owen

Senior Corporate Counsel

DMH Stallard (Crawley)

Griffin House

135 High Street


RH10 1DQ

Abigail works across London and the South East but primarily in the Gatwick and Brighton areas and has been a leading corporate lawyer in the region for more than 20 years.
Her reputation is that of a dealmaker forging strong commercial alliances to drive deals that add value to clients.  As one of the ‘go to’ lawyers in the south east, she advises on complex regional, national and international M&A transactions involving a range of business types and industries.
Her experience extends to advising on mergers, investment, shareholder and JV arrangements, restructuring, banking and re-financing, non-contentious insolvency and corporate governance work; her key speciality is corporate sales and acquisitions.
Clients include entrepreneurs, owner-managers, mid-market companies, SMEs, PLCs, international corporates, private equity, banks and financial institutions, joint venture parties, LLPs, partnerships and individuals.
Her broad sector experience covers services such as insurance and recruitment through to manufacturing, retail & distribution, and service industries.

Personal awards

Abigail was named South East Corporate Lawyer of the Year in two consecutive years at the Insider Dealmakers Awards; she also won Corporate Deal of the Year in 2018 acting on the sale of a minority stake in Posturite Limited to US international group Fellowes.  Abigail was shortlisted for Corporate Lawyer of the Year in 2020, and is shortlisted again for 2021, as are several deals that she managed.
She is consistently recommended as a leader in the field in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  The 2021 edition of Legal 500 recognises her once again as ’leading individual’, and in the 2021 edition of Chambers and Partners clients describe her in the following terms: "She is a very capable, personable and experienced corporate lawyer."

In the press

In addition to Abigail's deals being reported in the media, she also provides commentary to regional business magazines.  Most recently she contributed to a feature on International Women's Day 2021 in Dynamic Magazine.

a great communicator and very detailed and technical – the perfect legal package.

Legal 500 UK 2021

Associated blogs

DMH Stallard advises shareholder of Skerritt Consultants Limited on £55m private equity investment

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Abigail Owen leads DMH Stallard corporate team advising on significant private equity deal
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DMH Stallard advises Lightning Fibre on investment to accelerate delivery of 'hyper-fast' connectivity in South East

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A major investment in Lightning Fibre will see hyper-fast fibre broadband rolled out in East Sussex
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DMH Stallard advises on the purchase of Harbour Way Sports and Fitness Club located in Chichester

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Corporate Partner, Abigail Owen and Real Estate Partner, Jonathan Crook acted on the acquisition by Broomer Farm Investments Limited
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DMH Stallard advises on management buy-out

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Abigail Owen, Corporate Partner advises on a management buy-out with short timescale and tight deadlines, overcoming the challenges of achieving completion during lockdown. 
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