Iain Redford


Iain is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, debt and equity financings, joint ventures and private equity transactions. His clients include UK and international corporates, institutional investors and technology growth companies.

Iain’s practice covers a range of industries and he has particular experience in technology and life sciences sectors. His clients include listed companies WPP plc, who he has advised for many years on M&A and investment transactions, IP Group plc, the leading UK life sciences investor, and DeepMatter Group plc as well as many fast growing UK and international businesses including Oxehealth, Carrick Therapeutics and Blue Diamond.

Many of the deals Iain works on are cross-border and recent experience includes leading the Bristows team advising on the UK aspects of the NASDAQ IPO of oncology biotech company NuCana.


  • BA Law, University of Oxford
  • Qualified 1996
  • Partner 2003
  • Joint Managing Partner 2010-2016
  • Head of Corporate 2018 – present

What others say

"Joint department head Iain Redford specialises in investment partnerships and also has particular expertise in refinancing partnerships. In 2016, he acted for multiple individual members in relation to the sale of their LLP." Legal 500 2017
"The ‘very commercial’ Iain Redford is an ‘excellent business strategist’; he advised WPP on its purchase of System Analytic and of Exchange Lab." Legal 500 2017
"Iain Redford...key figure in the team, who act for clients including Blooms Properties and Pearl Diver Capital." Legal 500 2016

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