Ian is a Partner in the firm’s construction, engineering and infrastructure team and leads the firm’s Construction Insurance Group in London. His primary expertise is in construction professional indemnity and design & construct insurance, both on the coverage and defence sides.
Ian is currently acting for a range of construction professionals including engineers, architects, surveyors, project managers, design and build contractors and approved inspectors.
His practice regularly involves large scale, high value, multi-party disputes. He has considerable experience of litigation conducted in the Technology and Construction Court and all methods of alternative dispute resolution. Notable recent experience includes advising on a dispute arising out of the Walkie Talkie building in London as well as ongoing instructions in relation to the Sunderland Aquatics Centre and Battersea Power Station.
Ian has strong relationships within the insurance industry and is the firm’s relationship partner for a number of the firm’s key insurer clients.
Ian regularly gives talks to London market insurers and their claims and underwriting teams on topical legal issues in the construction industry. He also assisted Paul Reed QC with input into chapters of his recent 2018 Sweet & Maxwell publication, ‘Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance’ and is acknowledged for his contribution in the publication’s preface. He is a member of the Society of Construction Law and Chair of the City Forum Insurance group. Ian is recognised in the Legal500 guide for his Professional Negligence work.
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