Helen is a partner in our Guildford office and has more than 20 years' experience as a corporate and M&A lawyer. She is very well known and highly regarded within the corporate finance community in the South East in particular.

Helen 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 architecture, 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.

Work highlights


Advising international healthcare agency, Makara Health, on its acquisition by US based Precision Value & Health.


Advising Weston Williamson + Partners  – a leading UK architecture and urban design practice – in its move to join Egis.


Advising the shareholders of Bolney Wine Estate on the sale of its English Winery to leading sparkling wine supplier, Henkell Freixenet.


Advising the shareholders of Atelier Ten, an award-winning environmental design consultancy as it joined the Surbana Jurong Group.


Advising British bicycle manufacturer, Whyte Bikes, on significant private equity investment.


Advising on sale of shares of family-owned leisure adventure provider, In2action.


Advising the management team of the secondary MBO of Viande Group, the largest independent wholesale butcher and poulterer in the South East.


Acting on the sale of a business performance improvement (via cognitive and emotional activities) company.


Acting for the management team on a partial MBO of a design, graphics and 3D production business


Acting on the sale of a cyber security, testing, consultancy and training business.


Advising the shareholders of Chandlers Building Supplies on their merger with Parkers creating a builders merchant with combined revenues of £180 million and over 750 employees.


Acting for Global Risk Partners on their acquisition of the Birrell Group (the group comprises Kingsway Insurance Services and Bausor Hall Associates) and on a number of other acquisitions.

Recent articles


Women in Law

Emily Wood and Helen Mead discuss progress in the firm for women in law, and what DMH Stallard is doing to support a balanced workforce



Problems with selling your business and minority shareholders

Drag Along rights… No, not a date with Ru Paul, but a crucial and little-known clause outside legal circles.



DMH Stallard advises building specialist on sale to SOCOTEC

DMH Stallard advises on the sale of a leading UK specialist building surveyor


Media spotlight

Helen Mead inspires the next generation of businesswomen

Platinum Media Group report on DMH Stallard's gender pay gap, and highlight Helen Mead as a leading businesswoman in their field

Helen Mead