Ian is a commercial litigator with a varied practice, covering matters from asset recovery through to large-scale international investigations. Ian acts for clients in the banking, retail, sport and construction industries and regularly advises on issues such as breach of contract, shareholder disputes, employee fraud, professional negligence and construction.

    Ian has a particular interest in acting for claimants in civil fraud claims, as a result of which, he has significant experience of obtaining interim remedies, such as freezing injunctions from the High Court on short notice, in order to preserve assets in support of litigation.

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    • Part of the core team of a large construction arbitration matter relating to disputes concerning an Airport in the Middle East.
    • Working on investigations for a number of banks worldwide regarding potential breaches of OFAC sanctions.
    • Advising on a high-value dispute regarding the construction of a mega resort in the Bahamas.
    • Acting on various defended claims for a leading cryptocurrency platform.
    • Running a number of multimillion-pound breach of warranty claims, including obtaining judgment following a seven-day trial on a claim relating to breach of fire safety warranties.
    • Running a £6.5 million mortgage fraud claim, which culminated in a successful five-day trial and the eventual enforcement and recovery of the entire sum including interest.
    • Acting for an asset-based lender on a claim against a director for fraud and the wrongful disposal of “luxury” horseboxes worth in excess of £1 million.
    • Acting for a large aggregates company on a multimillion-pound claim brought against it by three former directors, culminating in a successful seven-day trial at Manchester Mercantile Court.
    • Acting for an energy company in actions to remove climate protestors from a number of its sites and obtaining injunctions.
    • Acting for a solar panel company against a fraudulent supplier. A full recovery was achieved following a freezing injunction obtained within 24 hours of instruction.
    • Acting for banks on claims against guarantors and advising on the enforcement of the subsequent judgments often in other jurisdictions, such as Europe and America. Such claims have involved a number of successfully obtained freezing injunctions.
    • Acting for an investment company in relation to an allegedly fraudulent scheme in Argentina. The claim involved successfully defending an application to set aside a freezing injunction.
    • Acting for an asset-based lender on claims against individuals and companies to recover a large fleet of vehicles that had been the subject of hire purchase agreements with an insolvent car rental firm. Many of the claims involved the assertion of liens over the vehicles by the third parties.
    • Acting for a hedge fund on issues arising from the funding of an insolvent law firm.
    • Advising a financial institution on remedies against the owner of a defamatory website.

    Education

    • Cardiff Law School, L.P.C.
    • University of Bristol, Law Degree

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2006

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