lan was called to the Bar in 1981. His practice encompasses all aspects of planning, administrative, environmental and local government law.
He has wide experience of planning inquiries and regularly appears in the High Court in planning and public law matters. His specialist areas also encompass CPO and listed building issues. He has acted for many county and local authorities. He has a specialist practice in tourism and holiday park development and licensing.
He has advised and is retained by many of the major tourism and holiday companies on development issues regarding existing and new sites throughout England and Wales. He accepts licensed access and public access instructions .
He acts on behalf of private companies and individuals as well as local authorities, associations and residents' groups. He acts for a wide range of clients and is recognised as an expert in the field of planning and local government. This also includes all land use, hospitality and leisure related schemes at all stages of the legal and administrative process. He is happy to provide detailed legal advice prior to development taking place as well as applications currently under consideration. Ian has advised on many occasions on applications for certificates of lawful use, section 106 agreements both in conference and in written advices. This includes a wide range of business sectors and government. He is approachable and knowledgeable.
He is ranked as a legal junior in the Legal 500 2015 as "Experienced in planning inquiries."