Partner | Employment Law

Ian specialises in employment law and advises clients of all sizes across various sectors.  He is well versed in all aspects of employment law, as well as data protection and freedom of information, and is an experienced representative in relation to claims to the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals and appeals to the Court of Appeal.  Ian is also a member of the firm’s insolvency team.  He advises in relation to corporate and personal insolvency and regularly acts as a legal advisor to trustees in bankruptcy, administrators, liquidators and supervisors of voluntary arrangements.  Given his background, Ian’s particular area of expertise is when employment law and insolvency issues intertwine, and as a solicitor advocate for a group of employees in protective award claims Ian was commended by an Employment Judge for his “particularly high quality of representation in a complicated and procedurally difficult area of law”.

Areas of Expertise

Employment, Insolvency & Restructuring, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Debt Recovery, Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Professional Activities/Memberships

Ian is a member of the Employment Lawyers Group and Employment Lawyers Association and a regular speaker at employment law seminars.


  • LLB Law, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast