Ian has over 21 years' experience advising corporates and individuals on high profile, complex and serious fraud, financial crime and regulatory work. He has specialist experience in solicitors’ disciplinary work and SRA investigations. His work covers domestic and international matters.
Ian has represented clients in investigations by the SFO, the FCA, the CMA, HMRC, the CPS and the NCA. His experience includes dealing with allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering, serious fraud, sexual harassment, criminal cartel activity and market abuse/insider trading. He conducts internal investigations for clients and represents individuals during investigations. Ian also acts for high net worth individuals in general crime matters.
In 2018 and 2019 Ian successfully defended at trial Achim Kraemer and Andreas Hauschild, who were former senior Deutsche Bank traders charged with manipulating Euribor between 2005 and 2006. He has been involved in the SFO investigations into Patisserie Valerie, GSK and Tesco. He is currently advising a family member of a well-known business dynasty in relation to criminal allegations arising from a family dispute. He recently advised an Oscar winning director in respect of an investigation by PSNI under the Official Secrets Act into a documentary about a notorious UVF massacre during the Troubles.