Ian is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ industrial disease team, based in Bristol.

With nearly three decades of legal experience, Ian works on complex cases, which often include those related to orthopaedic injury, consequential psychiatric injury and disease.

Capable and experienced, Ian specialises in claims arising in the workplace and, in particular, those that occur at sea. He has a track record of dealing with cases where complex issues of liability have to be decided, and Thompsons’ clients suffering from an industrial injury or disease can rely on him for forensic and thorough representation.

Having developed close links with trade unions throughout his career, efficiently guiding work-related claims through the legal process while maintaining a focus on securing the best possible result is second nature to Ian.

For Ian, working with trade unions and their members is the best thing about working at Thompsons.

When he’s not working, Ian enjoys mountain walking and spending time with his two children.


Ian's case experience

  • Ian secured a dependency settlement for the widow of a man who after developing silicosis, suffered a debilitating illness and premature death after being exposed to hazardous dust at work. The widow’s husband had two employers during his four decade career in china clay refining.
  • Ian acted for a cyclist who suffered multiple complex injuries when they crashed after riding into a unfilled trench dug into a cycle path.


Professional memberships

Ian is a member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).