Helen Mead

Helen Mead

Partner

DMH Stallard (Guildford)

Wonersh House

The Guildway

Old Portsmouth Road

Guildford

GU3 1LR

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. 

Personal awards

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.

She was always available, patient and knowledgeable.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Helen Mead was outstanding in her grasp of the issues and ability to draw together the different elements and professionals involved. The most important factor for Helen was to get the job done.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Helen demonstrated a calm but determined negotiating style which undoubtedly was an important factor in getting the deal done.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Helen’s overall direction on the transaction was absolutely fantastic.

A.C - In relation to the Chandlers Building Supplies transaction

She is an extremely good lawyer. … She is calm, collected, personable, polished and unflappable.

Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Associated blogs

DMH Stallard provides legal expertise for major architecture deal

Blog, News & PR
09/03/2022
Helen Mead advises Weston Williamson + Partners in its move today to join Egis, one of the biggest consulting, engineering and operating companies in the world
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DMH Stallard advise on the sale of Bolney Wine Estate

Blog, News & PR
23/02/2022
Helen Mead leads the Corporate team on the sale of Bolney Wine Estate to leading sparkling wine producer Henkell Freixenet
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DMH Stallard partner named 'Corporate Lawyer of the Year'

Blog, News & PR
27/09/2021
Corporate Lawyer of the Year awarded to DMH Stallard partner at the Surrey Law Society Legal Awards 2021
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DMH Stallard advises Whyte Bikes on private equity investment

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05/03/2021
Helen Mead led the team advising innovative bicycle manufacturer on investment
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