Chancery, Property and Professional Negligence Bar Associations; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners.
Ian took silk in 2016 and is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for his expertise in the core areas of his practice: commercial, real estate/property litigation, professional negligence and private client (wills and trusts). Rated as “fluent and persuasive in his advocacy, which is razor-sharp in its delivery; is utterly committed to the case” and being “extremely bright and focused on client interests and commercial considerations” he is “the person you would want to defend your corner”. He builds a good rapport with clients, with whom “[he] engages well…. direct, to the point and with good humour”. His Court and arbitration practice in this jurisdiction, the Caribbean and Gibraltar involves substantial commercial contractual disputes; issues of fraud, trusts/probate, insolvency and professional negligence and conflict of laws. Land features prominently (particularly land registration matters) and mortgages (on which he co-edits one of the two practitioner texts).
Wolstenholme & Cherry's Annotated Land Registration Act 2002 (2003 Sweet & Maxwell) co-author on The Law of Mortgages (2017, 4th Edition, Sweet & Maxwell).