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 and was shortlisted again in 2020 and 2021. She won Private Equity/Venture Capital Deal of the Year 2021 for her work on the sale of Lightning Fibre to Foresight Group, a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager, with several other deals she was involved in also being shortlisted.  Abigail 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.
She is consistently recommended as a leader in the field in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  The 2022 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.

Abigail is a very thorough lawyer who consistently provides insightful advice.

Chambers & Partners UK 2024

Abigail Owen is a fabulous lead partner who delivers on time every time. She and her team always get the job done and as lead partner she makes sure others deliver. Throughout Covid she was available 24/7. You just don’t see that level of service anywhere else. She keeps you informed on costs in advance so you know where you stand and have full transparency.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Abigail is very knowledgeable on the technical side but will always consider the commercial aspects as well.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Strong, cohesive team that still offer personal service, but the major difference is the leadership and communication as evidenced by Abigail Owen, their standout partner. She goes the extra mile even when its not her dept to make sure that jobs get done as required on time

Legal 500 UK 2022

Associated blogs

DMH Stallard advises on the acquisition of specialist motor insurance company

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DMH Stallard acts for acquisitive insurance group on their latest deal
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DMH Stallard welcomes ‘global accreditation’ for Ridgeview

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Abigail Owen led the team providing specialist advice so that the structure of Ridgeview enabled them to meet the legal requirements accreditation
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