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Joined Chambers: 2016
Ian qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 (Higher Rights Criminal in 2008).
He has worked in both private practice and for the Crown Prosecution Service as a Crown Court Solicitor advocate.
Ian transferred to the bar in March 2015, initially at chambers in Wolverhampton.
Ian is a Grade 2 prosecution advocate, although he regularly prosecutes matters involving violence, drugs and sexual offending. He has also appeared for the defence in matters of serious violence and sexual offending.
R v M (2012) Coventry Crown Court. Successfully defended allegations of sexual assault by care worker on a disabled patient in a care home.
R v B (2015) Coventry Crown Court. Defended a man accused of rape of his step-daughter.
R v F (2015) Coventry Crown Court. Negotiated acceptable pleas to consensual sexual activity by a boy upon his girlfriend, when the boy had originally been charged with a number of rapes.
R v C (2015) Warwick Crown Court. Successfully prosecuted a taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting and then robbing a passenger during a late night journey.