• Lindsay […] has been providing strategic advice and tactics on how to deal with competitors and suppliers with dominant market positions. Lindsay is well informed about recent case law and also “streetwise” and able to provide practical advice to avoid potential conflicts. We certainly recommend Lindsay and [Bates Wells] for competition law advice.

    Cate Atwater


I am a Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial Department, specialising in UK (and EU competition law where relevant to the post-Brexit landscape).

I advise on all aspects of competition law from anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominance to merger control and UK subsidy control (formerly EU state aid). I also cover the commercial aspects of other EU-retained laws such as privacy, data protection and export controls.
I particularly enjoy delivering compliance training ‘at the coal face’ to clients. I qualified at international law firm Simmons & Simmons in 2000. I subsequently worked as a senior legal adviser for a sectoral regulator and went on to join the top-ranking Competition Group at Slaughter and May.
I assist clients from all sectors of the economy but have, unusually, an in-depth understanding of the UK health and social care sector.
  • I have advised an educational awarding organisation on exclusive terms in commercial agreements.
  • I advised a major pan-European white goods manufacturer on non-compete terms.
  • I give advice to UK companies on competition due diligence and UK merger control issues in acquisitions.
  • I’ve advised a UK professional body on compliance with the new EU data protection regime.
  • I gave advice to a UK technology innovation centre on the EU competition rules re technology transfer and exemptions.
  • I advised a UK F&B trade association on rules of membership and compliance with competition law.
  • I advised a social enterprise active in drug rehabilitation on local government funding and compliance with EU State aid.
  • I gave advice to a consortium of healthcare consultants on compliance with the CMA Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order.
  • I advise NHS Trusts on bid-rigging, market sharing and information exchange under competition law and sectoral regulation.
  • I have delivered nationwide-wide competition compliance training for a FTSE250 construction company.
  • I advised a world renowned UK university on its multi-million pound application for ERDF funding to upgrade an existing scientific research facility.
  • I advised a UK Government department on EU State aid compliant structures for an underfunded financial market, considering rules for social, investment and SME-designated aid.
  • I advised a CIC on EU state compliance for its development of a multi-use commercial and residential site in south east London with consideration of culture and heritage conservation.

Qualifications and career

  • St John’s College, Oxford University. MA Modern Languages 1996
  • Trained and qualified at Simmons & Simmons (2000)
  • Associate, Hogan Lovells
  • Senior Legal Adviser to Ofwat
  • Senior PSL at Slaughter and May
  • Senior Associate at Hempsons
  • Joined Bates Wells, March 2017

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Law Society Competition Section
  • Trustee of the Mudchute Association, a charity dedicated to conservation, education and animal welfare at extensive park facilities in east London.