Daniel Billson > Prettys Solicitors LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Prettys Solicitors LLP
6th Floor
St Vincent House
1 Cutler Street

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial




Dan was promoted to Partner in April 2022.  Dan is an ambitious individual who has risen swiftly up the ranks at Prettys since starting with the firm as a trainee in September 2010. Dan is recommended as a Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 2024 edition.

Dan regularly leads on multi-million pound business sales/ acquisitions and works closely with a number of clients providing regular commercial advice to the likes of Clearsprings Ready Homes, the DPO Centre and Itsu Grocery.  Many of the contracts upon which Dan works on/ advises are of substantial value, sensitivity and importance to his clients and involve negotiations with lawyers and companies around the world.

In September 2022, he was recognised at the Insider Media Central and East Dealmakers Awards 2022 by being shortlisted for “Deal of the Year (below £10m)” for his work acting on the sale of John Catt Educational to Hachette UK.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Transport > Transport and shipping

Prettys Solicitors LLP in Ipswich provides corporate, commercial and property advice to clients in the haulage, distribution and intermodal sectors. Practice head Ian Waine acted for Maritime Transport Ltd in a multimillion-pound development agreement for the lease of the 6.8 hectare Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal at Segro Logistics Park, Northampton Gateway. Matthew Cole provides transport sector clients with employment advice, while corporate partner Daniel Billson handles a broad range of issues, including the sales and acquisitions of businesses.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia

(Next Generation Partners)

Daniel Billson – Prettys Solicitors LLP

Prettys Solicitors LLP in Ipswich continues to grow its practice and expand its client base both locally and across the region. Ian Waine, whose advice is ‘clear and concise’, leads the corporate and commercial group, working closely with lead data protection services practitioner Emma Loveday-Hill. Sarah Lewis joined from Birketts LLP in October 2022; she brings niche expertise in the motor industry to the team and frequently acts for family-owned businesses. Also noteworthy is Daniel Billson who is noted as having ‘no trouble understanding matters from the client’s perspective’; he recently advised the owners of Deben Publishing Limited on its sale to Hachette UK Limited.