Helen is a partner in our Guildford office and has more than 20 years' experience as a corporate and M&A lawyer. She specialises in share and asset acquisitions and disposals, mergers, corporate structures / restructuring, joint ventures, investments, private equity and management buy-ins and buy-outs and is a highly skilled adviser in respect of corporate structures and transactions.
Helen has been involved in transactions in a variety of industry sectors including travel, aviation, retail, insurance and IT / technology; her expertise supports entrepreneurs and owner managers, corporate businesses and those looking to invest in or start a new business. She is very well known and highly regarded within the corporate finance community in the south east in particular. Her interest and experience in the travel sector has resulted in a number of presentations at ABTA training events.
Helen joined DMH Stallard in April 2019 after a 20-year career with another regional firm where she headed up the corporate team.
Helen is consistently ranked as a leader in her field in Chambers and Partners UK, and also recommended by Legal 500 UK 2022. She has received several award nominations throughout her career; she won Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2010 Insider Dealmakers Awards and was recognised with a special commendation at the Women of the Future Awards 2007. Helen led the team working on the transaction that won the Insider Dealmakers Deal of the Year (£10m+) 2020 (Chandlers Building Supplies). In 2021, Helen won Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the Surrey Law Society Awards. This was followed up by winning Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the Insider Dealmakers Awards 2023.