Solicitor Helen Mead to lead corporate finance at ASB Law
Helen Mead has been promoted to head of the corporate finance
team at ASB Law.
She has spent her professional life with ASB, having joined the
firm as a trainee. She qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and became
a partner in 2005.
She was Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2010 Insider
Dealmakers Awards and has been shortlisted for this and other
awards several times.
She plays a key role in the firm’s specialist travel team, and
is an elected member of the ABTA Travel Industry Partner steering
Helen, pictured left, takes over the role from Russell
Bell. Well known within the south east business community, he
remains the firm’s senior partner and continues as a partner in the
He will have specific responsibilities for the further
development of ASB’s activities within Kent.
The team has recently been expanded by the arrival of Andrew
Hoad, a former partner at both Rawlison Butler (Crawley) and Vertex
With more than 15 years’ experience after qualifying with a City
firm, Andrew has particular experience of managing transactions
involving both public and private equity investments.
“It’s particularly rewarding to be able to promote home grown
talent,” said managing partner Andrew Clinton.
“Whilst Russell is a hard act to follow, I’m confident that the
team will continue to enjoy a high profile and great success under
“As senior partner, Russell will continue to play a pivotal role
for us, and will spearhead our development and growth in the Kent
market in particular.”
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