Areas of Expertise
Ian has recently joined chambers after practising for three years in London at 42 Bedford Row. He accepts instructions in all areas of chambers’ practice except employment. Some of Ian’s particular areas of expertise are as follows:
In personal injury Ian has a thriving RTA and slip and trip practice, but also deals with industrial accidents, dangerous premises and accidents at work and has recently advised on a case involving the malicious infliction of psychiatric harm by verbal abuse.
In clinical negligence Ian has handled cases involving negligent transmission of infection, failure to diagnose and surgical negligence.
Ian also conducts inquests on behalf of both families and other interested parties and recently appeared in a three week High Court inquest rehearing arising out of a death in 2002.
Ian is the author of the Westlaw Insights articles on Duty of Care and Causation in personal injury and clinical negligence and on RTAs.
He has also given a Lexis Nexis webinar on the future of the Ogden Tables in the light of Billett v Ministry of Defence  EWCA Civ 773 which can be found here.
Ian has extensive experience of conduction possession proceedings on behalf of Local Authorities, including advice pre-proceedings and drafting pleadings. His experience covers cases involving disrepair, anti-social behaviour, subletting and injunctive relief. Ian spent a period of time seconded to the legal department at Hackney Council and so has an in-depth knowledge of social housing from the Local Authority’s point of view. Ian also regularly appears for private landlords in possession proceedings
Ian conducts inquests on behalf of both families and other interested parties and recently appeared in a three week High Court inquest rehearing arising out of a death in 2002.