Senior (10+ yrs call)
Ian is recognised within the 2016 Legal 500 directory: “He gives clear advice, which makes him easy to work with.”
Ian is recognised as a leading junior in the field of police law and has represented many forces in claims of assault, wrongful arrest and false imprisonment and defamation and also in judicial review proceedings.
Ian for many years was a prosecutor for the Bar Standards Board and has appeared before a variety of regulatory tribunals.
Ian also represents Claimants and Defendants in professional indemnity cases and claims for clinical negligence.
Clarke v Nottingham City Council (2019): Successfully defended a personal injury claim involving novel and important arguments about the rescuer principle.
X v A County Council (2019) Complicated stress and bullying claim with difficult issues of causation
McCllelland v The Chief Constable of Sussex (wasted costs)(2019): Successful application seeking costs directly from the Claimant’s solicitors.
McCllelland v The Chief Constable of Sussex: Successful defence of a high court claim for assault and breach of the HRA following the Claimant having been tasered by the Defendant’s officers.
Obtained summary judgment in a complex Equality act claim and fee dispute relating to a leading English public school.
An Officer v British Transport Police: Represented the BTP in a data protection act claim relating to the processing of disciplinary complaints.
Brighthouse v Tazegul  EWHC 2277(QB): Successfully representing the Defendant in an application seeking to set aside a judgment obtained by fraud.
Sultan v The Bar Standards Board LTL 8/11/2013: acted for the BSB in a claim concerning a working barrister's failure to obtain his practising certificate. The failure constituted professional misconduct; the fact that he eventually paid the fee and received the certificate seven months late did not allow him to backdate its validity.
Travel law: various claims involving serious accidents abroad, with particular focus on sports accidents
Professional Indemnity: Represented claimants and defendants in claims against solicitors, trade unions, and surveyors.
“He gives clear advice, which makes him easy to work with”
“very adept at picking up the detail of document-heavy matters very quickly”
“personable and dependable”
“An accessible and level-headed junior”.
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Administrative Law Bar Association