Ailsa Clelland

Ailsa Clelland



Ailsa joined Ignition in August 2020 as a paralegal in both the litigation and corporate teams. In the litigation department, she assists fee earners on a variety of commercial disputes. In the corporate department, she has worked on various areas of corporate law including providing company secretarial support and assisting with funding rounds, corporate reorganisations and M&A deals.

Before joining Ignition, Ailsa studied Law at Oxford University and worked as a healthcare litigation paralegal.


Relevant litigation experience includes:

  • Advising clients on a range of matters relating to founder exits, shareholder disputes and commercial contractual
  • Advising clients in relation to debt recovery options.
  • Supporting on a multi-jurisdictional claim involving allegations of copyright infringement and misuse of confidential infringement in the blockchain field.
  • Assisting on the defence of a claim for patent infringement and grounds for invalidity.

Relevant corporate experience includes:

  • Assisting fee earners on a variety of M&A deals on the buy and sell-side.
  • Supporting start-ups with various company secretarial matters including incorporations, maintaining statutory registers, preparing a range corporate documents and Companies House updates.
  • Assisting fee earners on a broad range of start-ups on their equity funding rounds.

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Education and training

Oxford University, BA Jurisprudence

A social cause I care about

Education – I think it’s the key to social improvement

Other interests

Travelling, tennis and learning new languages