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Ian works across a spectrum of commercial fraud, cyber fraud and misconduct cases. He represents clients in the civil and criminal courts, acting for both victims and accused persons. Most of his cases are large-scale international proceedings involving asset tracing in a number of jurisdictions.

He has a specialist regulatory law practice, advising law firms, City institutions, property firms and other professional firms. He advises in relation to anti-money laundering, counter terrorist finance, financial sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-tax evasion facilitation.

Ian is the current President of VOCAL - the Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers. He was a founding member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and a former Secretary of the European Criminal Bar Association.

He has written a number of law books. He lead-edits and co-authors the leading practitioners' text Asset Recovery: Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery (Oxford University Press).

His clients include large and small companies, local government and individuals. He is a member of the UK Attorney General's panel of counsel for civil and EU work.

Professional Memberships

Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers (current President); The British German Jurists Association.


Barrister since 2003. Solicitor from 1995-2003.