Ian Anderson


Ian Anderson

0113 284 5062

Location: Leeds City Centre


  • Regulatory Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Regulatory

Ian Anderson is an experienced regulatory law and complex crime solicitor and advocate.

Instructed by individuals and corporations to provide expert advice in some of the most complex criminal and regulatory investigations conducted nationwide in recent years, Ian has experience of defending clients facing allegations of corruption, fraud, false accounting and large-scale money laundering enquiries.

Ian has built up a reputation for providing practical and clear advice to individuals and businesses being investigated by regulatory bodies, including the General Medical Council, Trading Standards, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Food Standards Agency and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Appearing regularly before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal, professional disciplinary panels and the Magistrates' Court, Ian is a confident and assertive advocate.

As an accredited Police Station Representative with many years experience, Ian has an intimate knowledge of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and will assist and provide expert advice to any client being interviewed under caution by the police or a regulatory body.

Ian takes a forensic approach to his clients' cases, ensuring that all potential avenues are explored in detail and, where appropriate, expert witnesses are instructed to assist the client.

A selection of highly skilled industry contacts are available to Ian, including forensic accountants, Queen's Counsel and medical experts.

  • Successful Case Study: Proceeds of Crime Act

    A superb result in a complex Proceeds of Crime Act case has been secured by Ian Anderson, Head of the Regulatory Law and Complex Crime team.

    The case saw the Prosecution initially try to recover an amount in excess of £400,000 but concede that no monies should be paid- all as a result of the arguments Ian put forward.

    Understanding and using technical arguments was at the heart of Ian’s approach. These are not always explored in POCA cases, but this matter illustrates very strongly just how important they can be.

    Ian’s response to the Prosecution case included:-

    • A forensic examination of the Prosecution’s claims, identifying and opposing their flaws and inaccuracies;
    • Identification of relevant case law, pinpointing a number of cases which could be positively applied to our client’s situation.

    The Prosecution conceded that, taking into account the force of Ian’s arguments, the Confiscation proceedings should be withdrawn.

    If you are facing proceedings under POCA, and wish for the merits of your case to be fully assessed, please get in touch. Your liability to pay, or to pay the amount being asked for, may not be as clear cut as it first appears.

    For more information about Confiscation proceedings, please see Ian’s blog post here: 

    Confiscation Proceedings

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