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Mead to lead asb's corporate team

Helen Mead has been promoted to head of the Corporate Finance team at asb law. Highly regarded within the corporate community in the south east, Helen 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.

Helen won Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2010 Insider Dealmakers Awards and has 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 committee.

Helen takes over the role from Russell Bell, described by the leading legal directories as ‘first class’. Well known within the south east business community, Russell remains the firm’s Senior Partner and continues as a partner in the corporate team. 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 (Kent). 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,” according to Andrew Clinton, Managing Partner. “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 Helen’s leadership. 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.”

asb law has been an established presence in the south east for many years, providing a range of legal services to businesses, charities, public sector bodies and a significant number of individual clients from its two regional centres in Crawley and Maidstone. asb is recognised as a leading firm by both of the major legal industry publications, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. 

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