Ian Waine > Prettys Solicitors LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


Senior Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial


Recommended as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 UK 2024, Ian advises on all aspects of non-contentious corporate and commercial work in the public and private sectors including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, joint venture and other trading arrangements, governance, outsourcing and lending, security and other financing.
He also has expertise in Insolvency Law and advises directors and shareholders on restructuring exercises as well as insolvency practitioners, on a regular basis.
Ian is known for the depth of his experience, his ability and willingness to understand clients’ businesses and for providing advice which is results-driven, strategic and commercial.

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

(Leading individuals)

Ian Waine – 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.