Michael is a leading intellectual property lawyer, and advises clients in connection with all matters relating to patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, database rights and confidential information.

He has a particularly strong reputation in the field of IP dispute resolution.

A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Michael joined Geldards in 2003 after several years heading up the IP Practice of another leading regional law firm. He has specialised in IP law since 1992, and is an Associate of both the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Michael is a keen cook and follower of sport, in particular test match cricket and association football (especially Portsmouth Football Club).  


"Michael Lindsey is an esteemed litigator with experience in design, copyright and patent disputes. Clients appreciate that he "sees the bigger picture and gets the point across in a straightforward, no-nonsense way." "
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2017

"Michael Lindsey is described as a 'very able litigator' who is 'very effective at what he does'." 
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2015

"'Solid as a rock' Michael Lindsey 'provides clear, thorough and well-reasoned advice and recommendations' whilst also remaining 'very receptive to our input'." 
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2014

"Michael Lindsey 'has a broad knowledge of IP litigation at all levels and a pragmatic approach to achieving the best value for the client'."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2013

"Michael Lindsey is ‘highly capable, approachable and commercially aware’."
IT & Telecoms, Legal 500 2012

"....in a litigation context, the 'professional’ Michael Lindsey provides an ‘excellent’ service." 
Intellectual Property, Legal 500 2012

"Michael Lindsey is a very good litigator and one of the key figures in contentious law in the Welsh market. He is proficient not only in civil IP law, but also in criminal IP, an interesting and under-populated field." 
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2012