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Call: 1976    QC: 1993

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Practice Overview

Ian has a varied and diverse practice in the UK and abroad. The focus is on seeking to achieve the client’s required result without going to court however, if that is not possible Ian’s particular strength is as an advocate with extensive trial experience.

He has been involved in many large-scale and high-profile professional liability cases involving claims against solicitors, accountants, stockbrokers, civil engineers and management consultants. In addition, he is regularly engaged in commercial disputes involving not only the due performance of obligations but also those where fraud is a component.

As has been the case for many years the Chambers & Partners guide gives a useful indication of the nature of his work. For 2021 it says:

“A particularly outstanding trial lawyer: one of the best at cross-examination and addressing difficult tactical issues.”

“He really has the most thorough understanding of the law and how it operates, and is incredibly quick to understand and provide solutions to the commercial and professional risks facing firms.”

“He is a particularly outstanding trial lawyer one of the best barristers for cross-examinations.”

“He is clever and incredibly impressive on fraud cases.”

“An outstanding trial lawyer who can address difficult tactical issues.”

“He is pragmatic in his advice and superb on his feet.”

“A brilliantly robust advocate who takes no prisoners.”

The Legal 500 2021 adds:

‘He is a masterful cross-examiner, very powerful in oral argument and tactically very astute.’