Ian has practiced as a regulatory and complex crime defence specialist for 20 years and in that time he has overseen the defence of businesses and individuals charged and investigated with a range of matters, from multi-million cross-jurisdictional money laundering cases to shotgun and firearms licensing appeals.
Ian regularly receives instructions to act in prosecutions instigated by HMRC, the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, CPS and trading standards. He has a reputation for providing practical and clear advice to individuals and businesses being investigated by regulatory bodies, including the Charities Commission, Advertising Standards Agency, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the General Medical Council.
Since joining Ison Harrison Ian has built up a significant practice in shotgun and firearms licensing appeals. He undertakes cases all over England and Wales and has the ability to appear in the Crown Court as a solicitor advocate.
Ian’s greatest successes include the acquittal of a lead defendant in a £170m money laundering trial at Birmingham Crown Court, a not guilty verdict in a conspiracy to defraud trial at Mold Crown Court and the acquittal of an accountant in a £10m Ponzi fraud trial at Southwark Crown Court (London). Ian has an enviable record in defeating the prosecution in Confiscation cases.
In recent years Ian has undertaken compliance work, advising business owners on their regulatory requirements, including advising the board of a national house builder on their responsibilities under the Construction Design Management Regulations.