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For the most part of his legal career Ian has worked in the insurance industry, either on the broking or the underwriting side of the business. Before joining Birketts, Ian worked for a specialised insurance practice (EC3 Legal) which subsequently merged with Birketts in April 2020.
Prior to moving into private practice Ian worked for a leading Lloyd’s managing agent for 10 years as Head of Legal, and before that he was employed by a major US broking house in their legal division.
Since joining Birketts Ian has become part of the newly established Commercial and Technology Team which provides legal services to a wide range of clients in various business sectors. However, Ian continues to focus on insurance matters and insurance related clients, and advises insurers, insurance brokers, coverholders, Lloyd’s managing agents, managing general agents, third party administrators and service providers operating in the general insurance market.
Ian has also assisted a number of insure techs set up their businesses, and provided the necessary legal support. Ian’s practice is wide ranging as reflected by the nature of the insurance distribution chain. He has advised clients on broking sharing arrangements, run-off agreements, binding agreements, third party syndicate management agreements and many other types of commercial arrangements. Ian also has regulatory expertise, experience with working with the FCA and a good working knowledge of the FCA Handbook. Ian’s has also advised clients selling and buying broking businesses. Ian’s client are primarily based in the UK and the US.
Ian was admitted as a Solicitor in September 1994.
When time permits, he like to play the odd round of golf and hit a few tennis balls, as well as watching all forms of sport played by his children.