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Ian advises in all areas of Professional Discipline. He is also an experienced criminal practitioner.
Ian specialises in Police Law with particular emphasis on misconduct proceedings, inquests and judicial reviews. For over 25 years Ian was the sole appointed Solicitor for the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales.
Chambers states that he is “on all the ritzy Police cases” and is a “classy operator with a clever practice”. The Legal 500 describes Ian as a “superb strategist and tactician”.
Over a number of years Ian has expanded his practice to include representing other professionals such as Solicitors, Barristers, Doctors, Professional Footballers and Clubs, Charitable Trustees, Teachers and Accountants.
Ian has been involved in all cases that have shaped policing in the 21st Century. He has represented individuals at Inquiries and Inquests such as: - Marchioness, Stephen Lawrence, Victoria Climbie, Deepcut, Lancet, Helios, Operations Midland and Elveden and the Inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al-Fayed. He is presently representing the Hillsborough Match Commander before the Crown Court.
Ian is a Grade A fee earner for Very High Cost Cases. He has been instructed on VHCC involving conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to supply and perverting the course of justice. Ian has wide experience of representing professionals involved in criminal litigation. He is presently defending prosecutions brought by the CPS, SOCA, IOPC, FCA and HMRC. He is presently instructed on defending clients in multimillion pound allegations of fraud and money laundering.
In 2015, Ian was named Police Lawyer of the Year (CI), Criminal Lawyer of the Year (CI). He also, as head of Crime and Regulatory at his previous firm, led his team to Regulatory Firm of the Year 2 years running at the Manchester Legal Awards 2015 and 2016.