Lyndsey Ratcliffe


Lyndsey Ratcliffe, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, asb law


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OFFICE: Crawley

01293 603611

Dispute resolution lawyer acting for a number of companies with international interests, leads asb law’s corporate counsel support offering

Collaboration in legal industry supply chainsLyndsey 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.

2020 Vision: Transforming the legal functionLyndsey has supported our Managing Partner, Andrew Clinton, in his mission to challenge the status quo in the legal industry and revolutionise the delivery of legal services. She uses 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, asb navigate, and works closely with in-house legal teams to re-engineer and streamline their processes to reduce cost and mitigate risk.

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial litigation 
  • Litigation project management
  • Corporate counsel advisory solutions
  • Fraud and misconduct 
  • IT/IP disputes
  • Construction and engineering disputes

In the real world … Lyndsey enjoys spending time with friends and family - and when not working - keeps fit, cycling and walking her dog.

Year of qualification: 2005

What our clients say...

"We have nothing but good things to say about asb law and in particular Lyndsey Ratcliffe and the Dispute Resolution team. Having found ourselves at the end of some particularly nasty litigation it was a breath of fresh air to have Lyndsey’s sound common sense, innovative ideas and ,most especially, unstinting support behind us.

Throughout the whole dispute she worked tirelessly on our behalf, keeping us up to date on all that was happening and constantly reassuring us that the approach we were taking was the right one. She was simply a delight to work with and very deserving of her recent promotion to partner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lyndsey and her team to any individual or organisation."

Gillian W Tait, Managing Director, Competent Advisor

What the legal directories say...

(Lyndsey Ratcliffe) both excellent and exceptionally clever.

A client, Chambers & Partners 2018

Accomplished litigator Lyndsey Ratcliffe regularly handles fraud investigations, asset recovery litigation and injunctive proceedings. Clients say she is "very responsive and has good communication skills."

Chambers and Partners 2017

asb law LLP’s team is noted for its ‘personal service and good judgement’

Legal 500 2016