Ian Cook has dealt with a number of serious trials including arson with intent to endanger life, serious violence and high value dishonesty.

He has also been junior counsel on trials of murder, manslaughter by gross negligence, and large drugs conspiracies. Ian is also a grade 3 prosecutor.

Ian practiced as a solicitor for 18 years, before his call to the Bar in 2018. For 8 of those years he dealt exclusively with Crown Court cases as a higher courts advocate.


Defended in a 16 week drugs conspiracy trial which included a substantial amount of Encrochat evidence

Prosecuted the managers of a care home for persons with profound learning disabilities for neglect.

Conducted trial for a defendant facing an allegation of Arson relating to the destruction of iconic Leeds City Centre building. The total damage was in excess of £6 million.

Defendant charged as part of a multi million pound conspiracy to import, produce and distribute steroid products.

Led by Paul Greaney KC where defendant faced allegation of Murder which was charged 14 years after the killing. Case raised interesting sentencing issues regarding the correct approach to adopt in sentencing such cases.

Defendant faced a trial in respect of an organized and sophisticated car ringing scheme valued at several million pounds.

Represented a defendant charged with a domestic attempted murder.

Additional Information

  • CPS Level 3 Prosecutor

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