Ian has particular expertise in the rights of persons who are detained, be it in police stations, prisons, immigration detention or care homes under the DOLs provisions. Ian’s expertise outside of inquests, in particular in public law, combined with his experience as a jury advocate mean that he often appears in high profile inquests and advises on the legality of coronial decisions.
Ian’s inquest clients have varied from one of the Big 4 supermarkets to the family of prisoners. Ian is approved Counsel for a number of insurance companies when it comes to appearing on their behalf, especially in road traffic death inquests. Ian provided inquest training to various Fire Brigades’ lawyers.
Ian’s Court of Protection practice means he is well placed to advise in cases which involve DOLs and article 2.
Re: Philip Townshend
Death of Deputy Leader of Coventry Council, acting for the family.
Re: Edward Ham
Death of prisoner in private prison, acting for the family:
Death of an individual killed during a police pursuit, acting for the family.
Death of employee of ‘big four supermarket’, acting for the supermarket.
INQUEST lawyers’ group
Prisoners’ Legal Rights Group
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
International Lawyers Network (Avocats Sans Frontieres)
BA Hons (Oxon), Jurisprudence, Lincoln College, Oxford.
BVC College of Law
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Tancred Student, Lincoln’s Inn
Shelford Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn