Abby Watson

Senior Corporate Solicitor

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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 an enthusiastic runner, having done marathons and half marathons in the past.  She has recently added cycling and swimming to the mix and is looking forward to entering future races and triathlons.

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.


What our clients say

We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Abby and the corporate team at Harper James Solicitors provided excellent support guiding the business through what was quite a complex process at each stage.
Nigel Bacon Chairman, Kobus Services
We are a small company and the process of setting up a company share scheme was pretty daunting. Abby Watson and Harper James Solicitors provided expert advice to ensure we understood the process and drafted all relevant documentation. We were very impressed with the service received and would recommend the firm to others.
Julie Robinson CEO, Move It or Lose It

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