Ian has particular experience and expertise in disputes, either in court or in arbitration proceedings, arising out of the sale of goods and the carriage of goods by land or air.

Ian has advised or acted in many cases for commercial borrowers and lenders involving disputes and claims for possession arising out of mortgages and other secured lending over real property.

Ian’s arbitration work has involved appearing as advocate in arbitration hearings, both ad hoc and also under the rules of the LCIA, the ICC and UNCITRAL, in a wide range of disputes, involving not only disputes in the commercial field, but also construction arbitrations and arbitrations concerned with the rental values of commercial properties.

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