Ian joined JHA as an Associate in May 2018. He has significant experience in litigation and arbitration, with notable expertise in commercial, financial and insolvency litigation and restructurings. He has acted for clients at all levels of the UK courts, both corporates and individuals including debtors, creditors, distressed investors and insolvency practitioners.

Ian’s recent commercial and financial work relates to intellectual property disputes, litigation regarding liabilities on a close-out of a series of swap transactions, and warranty and indemnity claims.

His insolvency litigation expertise includes disputes over valuable real estate assets, bankruptcy, debt, and schemes of arrangement. He also acts on large-scale corporate restructurings both in and out of court, providing specific advice on lease obligations, defending structures against creditors, recapitalisation plans, and court-based schemes of arrangement, securitised loan arrangements and distressed projects.

He has particular experience acting for clients in the construction and engineering, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer and technology, media and telecommunications sectors.


Admitted as a barrister in England and Wales, 1997


Inns of Court School of Law – BVC, (Malcolm Hilbery Scholarship)

Queen Mary College, University of London – LLB