Ian Skinner is a senior associate in the Birmingham Litigation department. His expertise includes complex High Court litigation and international arbitration for diverse clients in manufacturing, the retail sector (including “bricks and mortar” and e-commerce retailers), financial services and regulated industries such as rail, post, oil and gas. Ian has also acted for a number of high-net-worth individuals on significant personal matters.
Ian specialises in resolving disputes involving commercial contracts, though he is also experienced in professional negligence, fraud, title disputes, data protection cases (subject access rights) and regulatory litigation.
Ian spent nine months on secondment in 2016 at Homebase Limited/Bunnings UK & Ireland Limited. He was sole UK legal counsel supporting the leadership team and the wider business. Ian liaised with the Corporate Solicitors Office of Wesfarmers Limited in Perth, Australia (the parent company).
Ian was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2009 by the Law Society of England and Wales. He was granted higher rights of audience in the civil courts in 2014.