Abby Watson


A graduate of the University of Durham, Abby Watson trained with global law firm DLA Piper, before working for six years as a qualified solicitor in the Corporate department of the firm’s Leeds office. She then joined a leading regional law firm before joining Harper James Solicitors in April 2015.

Abby is a highly experienced lawyer with a wealth of private practice experience, working on a wide variety of corporate transactions, such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Group reorganisations
  • Corporate finance for AIM and main market listed companies
  • EMI share schemes
  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Share buy backs
  • Advising on other provisions of the Companies Act 2006

Away from the office, Abby is kept busy chasing around after her two young children.  She is also an enthusiastic runner and will try and squeeze a quick run into her busy day as often as she can.

A national law firm

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

50-52 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3RJ
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP

Our other locations

Immeuble Danica B, 21, avenue Georges Pompidou, Lyon Cedex 03, Lyon, 69486