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. Since qualifying in 2007, she has worked 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.

Abby has also taken part in our Spotlight on a Solicitor series, sharing her journey into law and proudest career moments. Read the interview to hear about her life in law.

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