Helen joined Stephens Scown in 2017, having qualified in 2004. She is a partner in our Corporate team and she also heads up the firm’s specialist Healthcare sector. As a member of the Corporate team, Helen advises on mergers and acquisitions, group restructurings, joint ventures, governance advice and general commercial matters. She has expertise in acting for family businesses and in advising on partnership matters, particularly in the rural sector.
With over 15 years’ experience in the Healthcare sector, Helen has a deep specialism in this area. She acts for a wide range of different clients including care home groups, domiciliary care organisations, GP practices, primary care networks, dental groups, veterinary practices, pharmacies, social enterprises and other general providers.
Helen is also a trustee of Rowcroft Hospice and she regularly presents and provides training in a number of different forums.
Her experience includes:
- Advising on incorporations and drafting network agreements for primary care networks
- Acting for a large independent care home group, and also a provider of specialist schools, in various strategic acquisitions
- Being part of a vendor panel for an acquisitive group in the veterinary sector
- Acting on the sale of Clientbase Fulfilment; a specialist procurement business
- Providing structural and governance advice to a private provider of healthcare services
- Advising on GP practice mergers and other health sector collaborations.
Helen’s personal testimonials:
Legal 500 (2021) – Practice head Helen Wallwork has a track record advising on commercial and corporate law.
Legal 500 (2020) – “Helen has been very responsive when we had an issue which needed a timely response. Helen clearly understands the sector we are involved in and the rules and regulations which apply. The advice was clear, understandable and timely. Clear heads were kept where we were under pressure due to circumstances, which was extremely helpful.”
“We would like to thank you for the quite exceptional level of service and professionalism that we received from your law firm: led by Helen. Helen gained our trust from ‘get-go’ and whatever wrinkle appeared during the massively intense due diligence, we soon learned to respect her unerring judgement. This successful sale has delivered a profound and transformational change to our lives and we could not have been in better hand than Helen Wallwork of Stephens Scown and Alison Watts of Thomas Westcott.”
Rob Smeddle, Former Chair of Clientbase Fulfilment Limited, December 2020
Helen’s young family keep her busy but when she finds spare time she enjoys walking the South West coast path and reading.