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Special Counsel - Corporate & Commercial
Terry Ledlin

A highly accomplished senior lawyer, Terry’s remarkable career spans almost 50 years. With his much sought after experience and expertise, Terry has provided exceptional legal services to a wide range of clients, including government agencies, national and multinational corporations and privately held companies across diverse industries. Terry’s expertise extends to the building and construction, IT, pharmaceutical, professional services and advertising and media sectors.

Commercial law strategy

Drawing on his extensive experience and showcasing his exceptional problem-solving abilities, Terry’s specialty lies in planning high-level commercial strategy for his clients. Clients value Terry’s unique talent to find solutions even in seemingly impossible situations, particularly in areas such as commercial transaction work, litigation, debt recovery, insolvency, and business restructuring.

Terry has experience in many different areas of law but has particular interests in commercial matters involving credit management the Personal Property and Securities Act, privacy (including the GDPR and data breaches), the negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts in Plain English with the use of visual aids for readability. He enjoys using legal tech tools to help transform his clients’ business and internal processes.

As a Notary Public, Terry is able to assist with matters including witnessing and authenticating the execution of documents, administration of affidavits and statutory declarations and acknowledgments of deeds for foreign and international business.

For more information, or to book an appointment, please visit the Sydney Notary Services website.

A trusted advisor

Terry enjoys being that strategic professional advisor who is always there when needed, who can bring another view to any issue and is focussed on practical and pragmatic outcomes. His clients know that he always puts their interests first and will not only just help solve a problem but also ensure that it does not reoccur. Rather than accepting what is, Terry likes to help his clients see what could be possible.

Thought leadership

Terry has contributed significantly to the commercial law field, being involved in the authorship of various reports for the Australian Taxation Office, focusing on debt recovery and providing strategies for efficient overdue tax debt collection processes. A regular presenter at seminars, Terry’s pre-eminent expertise and experience extends beyond his legal knowledge. For over 20 years, Terry has chaired Trade Bureau meetings, showcasing his leadership and industry influence. As an author of several publications, Terry has also contributed to the development and delivery of training and qualification courses for the Australian Institute of Credit Management, earning recognition as a thought leader in legal and Credit Management matters.


Starting his own law firm within 18 months of being admitted in 1975, Terry’s career as a leading commercial lawyer spans almost 50 years. In 2014, he co-founded Ledlin Lawyers with his daughter Natalie, providing strategic commercial advice until the firm was acquired by FCW in 2023.


Terry’s broad and deep commercial law experience includes the following:

  • Receivables and Credit Management
  • Contract, Privacy and PPSA specialist
  • Author of an ANAO Report into the ATO and recovery of debt
  • Co-Author of “The Ledlin Report”, a report commissioned by the ATO regarding receivables management, collection processes and strategy for overdue tax debt
  • Preparation, delivery and assessment of Diploma Level Courses for Financial Services for the AICM
  • Preparation, delivery and assessment of Receivables Management and Collection best practices in Dubai for a major Telco
  • Preparation and delivery of several webinars and papers around PPSA and PPSR for customers of a major Credit Reporting Agency
  • Trade Bureau Meeting Chairperson
  • Author of articles on Privacy including the GDPR
  • LLB (Sydney University)
  • Notary Public
  • Completed a Mental Health First Aid certification for Legal Professionals with the MHFA Australia Team through the College of Law (2020)
  • Member, Law Society of NSW
  • Member, Commercial Law Association
  • Member, Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM)
  • Member, Australian Legal technology Association (ALTA)
  • World Commerce and Contracting Member

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