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asb law LLP

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57100 CRAWLEY-1
Crawley, Maidstone

Lyndsey Ratcliffe

Work 01293 603611
asb law LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Dispute resolution lawyer acting for a number of companies with international interests, leads asb law’s corporate counsel support offering. Lyndsey is a skilled litigator with broad experience of managing commercial disputes through national and international courts, as well as through arbitration, adjudication and mediation. She frequently represents clients in large scale and complex disputes, and applies her insight and experience to advising on mitigating the risk and impact of litigation. Lyndsey handles fraud investigations, asset recovery litigation, procurement challenges and injunctive proceedings. She regularly advises on issues of misconduct and, with specialist knowledge of IP and IT disputes, has obtained numerous injunctions for breach of restrictive covenant and/or misuse of confidential information. Lyndsey represents a broad range of companies with international interests and leads our corporate counsel support offering. She has devoted the past three years to canvassing views from hundreds of corporate counsel to understand the evolving role of General Counsel, how legal teams interface with the business and what they need from their suppliers.

As a keen advocate of legal transformation, Lyndsey avidly monitors the changing legal landscape and has spent considerable time with alternative providers, new entrants and legal commentators to anticipate the direction and trends in the legal marketplace. Lyndsey has supported Managing Partner, Andrew Clinton, in his mission to challenge the status quo in the legal industry and revolutionise the delivery of legal services. She has used the data and insight gained to drive asb law’s initiative to create a range of solutions designed to meet corporate counsels’ needs. Lyndsey devised asb law’s legal project management solution, asbnavigate, and works closely with in-house legal teams to re-engineer and streamline their processes to reduce cost and mitigate risk.


Trained asb law; qualified 2005; partner 2011


Sidmouth College, Devon; Plymouth University (2001 LLB Hons in law, 2(1)); College of Law Guildford (2003 LPC pass with distinction).


Entertaining, keeping fit and reading.

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

asb law LLP's team handles an impressive range of large-scale disputes and while it undertakes High Court and other litigation, its expertise also extends to a range of alternative dispute resolution methods. Its work frequently involves cross-border aspects; it is acting for members of the Freight Transport Association, together with other EU counsel, forensic accountants and others, in pursuing follow-on damages claims, which arose from the EU's judgment on truck cartels. The group is appreciated for its 'detailed grasp of the facts, awareness of points of legal and commercial sensitivity as well as procedural reality'. The team is led by 'formidable litigator' Jonathan Stevens; other key lawyers include partner Nicola Billen  whose expertise includes insurance-related litigation and head of corporate relations Lyndsey Ratcliffe, who together with associate Andrew Frake 'provides very good practical and commercial advice'.

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South East: TMT

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

asb law LLP is highly recommended for travel and aviation-related technology work, advising clients such as The Travel Network Group, Secret Escapes and TravelLocal. Outside this sector, the firm acts for Ascom Wireless Solutions and Canon UK. Debbie Venn heads the team and has expertise in advising on collaboration and strategic alliance arrangements, agency and distribution contracts, and manufacturing agreements, among other items. Managing partner Andrew Clinton and Lyndsey Ratcliffe are other figures of note, with Nicola Billen also a key contact for the group.

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