Mark Stigwood

Head of Corporate, Company & Commercial

My Professional Background

I head up the firm’s Corporate, Company and Commercial team and deal with all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions. I particularly specialise in, and focus on, private equity finance, mergers and acquisition work, re-organisations, joint ventures and management buy-outs. I also enjoy working with clients on tender projects and on complex commercial contracts.

I am passionate about what I do and getting to know my clients is the key to this; always going the extra mile to listen to what their exact needs are, learning from them about their business and then looking to add real value to help them achieve their goals.

Having attained a Law degree from Queen Mary, University of London, I spent two years working for a communications company as a Paralegal, within its vibrant in-house legal team. Much of my time was spent assisting on large scale litigation and preparing the company for its initial public offering on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, but I also worked closely with the directors of the company on a number of other commercial projects.

It was during this time that I found my passion for acting on behalf of corporate clients, ensuring they received an effective service that met the commercial needs of their business. I decided to complete the academic stage of my training with BPP in the City, before making the move into private practice to complete my training contract. The move was a canny decision, as I was very fortunate to meet my lovely wife, who was also training to become a Solicitor with the same firm at the same time.

I moved to Attwaters Jameson Hill after nearly eight years of working in another well-respected regional law firm. My decision to move on was inspired by the strength and growth of Attwaters Jameson Hill, following the merger of Attwaters and Jameson & Hill in 2012, which brought together two well respected firms, to create the regional heavyweight that you see today.


Achievements / Accreditations

  • Ranked as ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the Legal 500 2021
  • Ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 2020.
  • Ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 2019. The directory describes me as ‘professional’ and ‘possesses strong technical knowledge and a real commercial understanding’ and is ‘very good at communicating legal matters in a pain-free way’
  • In the Legal 500 2017, the directory commented that I am ‘personable, competent and well-connected’ and that I deliver ‘great technical knowledge and excellent customer care’.
  • Ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ Legal 500 2017.


About me

I grew up on the family farm in the Hadhams and enjoyed a fantastic upbringing in the country. I now live in Great Dunmow, with my wife and two young children. Although I miss the countryside, living in a lovely market town does have its benefits. My favourite food is Chateaubriand and I enjoy perfectly chilled Chablis (or a Cote de Provence Rose in the summer). My hobbies include mountain biking and hacking my way around the golf course. My dream job was to be an attack helicopter pilot. If I were to visit a desert island, I’d take my two adorable children with me.

Awards and Accolades

  • acn clinical negligence
  • acn conveyancing quality
  • The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms
  • acn family law
  • ERC Endorsement
  • Lexcel
  • AVMA
  • SCIL