Ian has led the Private Client and Charities Teams since 1989 and is a recognised leader in both fields.
A regular writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Ian was Chair of the London Central Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners from 2007 to 2011 and was a Committee member for 20 years. Ian sat on STEP's Mental Capacity Working Party and the Deceased Lloyd's Names Working Party, acting for one of the defendants in Stone v Chataway and others, a case which revolutionised how the estates of deceased Lloyd's Names were administered.
Ian has contributed to numerous periodicals over the years and is a co-author of Tolley's Administration of Estates, the leading textbook in the field of estate administration. His particular specialisms are:
- estate planning for high-net-worth individuals, particularly those not domiciled in the UK
- probate and succession, including contentious probate and trust issues
- charity law including trading and commercial activities and governance