Ian is a Partner in the Corporate team, where he leads the firm’s growing Commercial Services practice. Ian and his team help businesses protect their interests, deal with day-to-day legal challenges and understand the legal and regulatory environments in which they work. He has particular expertise in charities law, data protection and intellectual property matters, and advises a number of prominent national organisations in these areas.
Also a restructuring and insolvency lawyer, Ian holds the R3 Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency and gives clients the benefit of over 16 years of experience advising office holders, secured and unsecured creditors, directors of insolvent companies, and businesses. Ian has multi-jurisdictional experience, having formerly been a corporate bankruptcy lawyer with a leading firm in the United States, practising in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Ian has a passion for law and a remarkable ability to understand complex legal problems, immersing himself into the complexities of a case and using his experience to provide practical solutions for clients.
He thrives on helping businesses resolve their legal problems, understand what the law requires from them, and put together practical, usable commercial agreements which provide them with the legal protection they need to grow.
A keen cyclist, equestrian enthusiast and long-distance trail runner with a love for art, literature and photography, Ian cycles to work most days and cycles with his two children at the weekends.
Chambers UK: Top UK Legal Professional 2022
Ian is ranked as a Top UK Legal Professional in the prestigious Chambers UK listings for his Insolvency & Restructuring practice:
- "Ian Lindley has a notable practice advising creditors and insolvency practitioners on a range of non-contentious matters, including sales of business and assets. He also offers additional expertise in data protection issues arising out of insolvency transactions." "He is very thorough, responsive and knows his subject matter."."
The Legal 500: Recommended Laywer 2022
Ian has also been singled out by The Legal 500 2022 as a recommended lawyer for his corporate & commercial and Insolvency & restructuring practice.