Debbie Venn
Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications


What you say

Intellectual property & IT


Debbie Venn
Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications

What you say

"Debbie Venn has ‘a wealth of knowledge’"

Legal 500 2017

"Debbie Venn is 'very good at picking through the legalese on IP and giving advice that is easy to digest'"

Chambers and Partners 2016 - Intellectual Property

"What I'm looking for is commercal practicality, and they are very good at that"

A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Information Technology

"Debbie Venn leads the IP team and is praised by clients for her strong communication skills and ability to explain complex technical matters"

Chambers and Partners 2015 - Intellectual Property

"They've made a good effort to get to know us on a personal level; they're happy to meet face to face rather than be a distant resource running the meter"

A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Information Technology

"Debbie is identified by one interviewee as 'exactly what you need when you don't have any legal experience'"

Chambers and Partners 2015 - Information Technology

"Margaret Craton has 15 years of IT experience and works on high-value corporate IT transactions One client recommends her 'genuine and resourceful specialist knowledge'"

Chambers and Partners 2015 - Information Technology

"Debbie Venn heads the team at asb law LLP and is 'knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with'"

Legal 500 2014 - Intellectual Property

"Debbie Venn heads the team at asb law LLP, which ‘provides excellent advice in an easy-to-digest manner’"

Legal 500 2015 - South-East, Intellectual Property and IT

"I recently launched my travel startup and I've been referred to Debbie from a common contact. We had hired her to assist us on international IT and travel regulations. I was genuinely impressed by Debbie. A knowledgeable talent like hers, in such a specific field, is so rare to find. I've been working in the travel industry for more than 10 years, across US and Europe and I can say that I've never met a travel lawyer who is so easy to work with, who understands technology so well, who can anticipate your questions and be proactive in finding solutions. I would recommend Debbie to any travel company or entrepreneur that needs solid, quick and trustworthy legal advice."

A client

"Debbie is my “go to” solicitor for the complexities of Intellectual Property and Data Protection issues. She has recently delivered concise, speedy and practical advice in facilitating the sale of a sensitive database, ensuring all requirements of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and Data Protection legislation were comfortably dealt with. All issues were covered with no fuss and, importantly, minimal impact on my time. Debbie assimilates information quickly and tackles each job with her client’s needs firmly in mind. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anybody in need of a technically sound yet practical professional"

Brian Baker, Kingston Smith LLP

"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

"I recently used the disputes team in a complicated technical adjudication with a particularly difficult respondent. The team managed the entire process very efficiently, offered proactive, tactical advice and were invaluable in securing a positive result. Thanks for your expertise on a good job very well done."

Stuart Lawrence, Head of Legal, ETDE (UK)