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    Joined Ellisons

    Ian joined Ellisons in January 2018 as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in construction and regulatory law.  He was promoted to Partner in 2020.

    Areas of Specialism

    • Construction law, particularly construction disputes, including adjudication, arbitration, mediation (and other forms of ADR) and litigation.
    • Regulatory law, including advising and representing clients in respect of investigations and prosecutions in matters such as:
    • Health & Safety breaches (whether investigated by the Health & Safety Executive or local authorities)
    • Environmental law breaches, including noise nuisance, pollution, controlled waste matters and wildlife offences
    • Licensing law, including matters such as:
    • Licensing Act 2003 licences: pubs, nightclubs, members’ clubs and restaurants
    • Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing

    Career overview

    Ian graduated from the University of Nottingham and completed his LPC at the College of Law in London. He was a trainee solicitor at the Crown Prosecution Service, before working in the public sector, for local authorities and a police force, for 11 years. Ian entered the private sector in 2007, joining a Suffolk-based firm specialising in construction, regulatory, licensing and general commercial litigation.

    Ian is a member of the Society of Construction Law; and a co-opted member of the Suffolk Joint Construction Committee, a cross-disciplinary, built environment forum seeking to promote the interests of the Suffolk construction sector locally, regionally and nationally.

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    Outside the office

    Ian is a keen cyclist, particularly mountain biking. Ian has organised various bike-related sponsored events, often involving unwilling colleagues on the back of his tandem. Ian is a former contributor to two legal publications, namely Paterson’s Licensing Acts (2005) and Stone’s Justices’ Manual (2007).