As a former Ag. High Court Judge in Trinidad & Tobago, Ian tried 11 capital murder cases. He now conducts all manner of criminal cases, for the defence, and prosecutes on behalf of the General Medical Council. He is an approachable, detailed, hard-working, tech-savvy, tenacious, pragmatic advocate, who is down to earth, relates well to a jury, has good court presence, is popular with his lay and professional clients and commands the respect of the Court or Tribunal.

During the 8 years he lived in Trinidad, he practised from Trinity Chambers, in Port of Spain, and defended, mainly in capital murder cases, occasionally acting, virtually pro bono. He was appointed an Acting High Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago, and held that office from January 2006, until returning to the UK, in late 2008. 3 of the capital murder cases he tried have been considered by the Privy Council:

He keeps himself up to date with current developments in the law, and is trained in Rape and Serious Sexual Offences and the handling of Vulnerable Witnesses.


Now, Ian only defends, and, since 2008, has been involved in cases of homicide; rape and serious sexual offences; indecent images; computer crime; drugs conspiracies; fraud; Customs & Excise offences; money laundering; assisting offenders; attempting to pervert the course of justice, and general offences of violence and dishonesty.

False imprisonment (cuckooing)—participating in activities of Organised Crime Group–threats to kill—Class A drug conspiracies.

Attempted murder.

Perverting the course of justice (murder case).

s.18 wounding.

Rape of female who identified as, and was transitioning to, a male.

Firearms offences (youth—low IQ—drove two others to scene where they discharged a shotgun, in a residential area—joint enterprise—intent to cause fear of violence).

Armed robbery at supermarket —fitness to plead—trial of issue.

Conspiracy to supply controlled drugs of Class A.

Arson with intent to endanger life.

Historic sexual assault of grand-daughter.

Grooming—internet chatroom—decoy police-officer, posing as young girl.

Historic rape and grooming.

Ian is regularly instructed to undertake review hearings and fitness to practise hearings on behalf of the General Medical Council.

Consultant harassing administrative officer—abuse of power–sexually motivated conduct—protected characteristic (Equality Act 2010).

GP making unwanted sexual advances/requests to/of member of staff.

Dr alleged weaponisation of regulatory proceedings against him, as he said he was a whistle-blower—dangerous driving conviction—false statement in application form, by omission.

Consultant plastic surgeon having sex with 3 patients in consultation room.

Final year medical student, GP at time of hearing, historic grooming of and sexual activity/intercourse with, underage family friend.

Inappropriately conducted ultrasound of breasts.

Inappropriate/unnecessary breast examination.

Sexual contact offences with co-worker—criminal conviction.

Sexually motivated internal examination of patient.

Failure to declare duplicate salary payments received over significant time.

Additional Information

  • CPS Grade 4 Prosecution Panel
  • CPS Specialist Rape Panel
  • CPS Specialist Fraud Panel (level 4)
  • CPS Specialist Serious Crime Panel (level 4)

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