Founder / Senior Partner
Ian is the founder of the Firm.
His practice covers both Dispute Resolution and Corporate work.
His contentious work includes shareholder disputes, breach of trust and breach of duty, defamation, securities litigation and litigation strategies in corporate takeovers. He has a great deal of experience of urgent court applications, injunctions and ancillary remedies.
Ian’s corporate work includes public and private company M&A, IPOs (on the AIM and the Full List), corporate restructuring and reorganisations as well as private equity.
Ian’s clients include some of the UK’s leading business people, substantial private corporate clients and a number of larger stock exchange listed companies. Ian is a founder of Redleaf Polhill PR, the leading financial PR agency, now Newgate Communications. He is also the founder of the Rosenblatt Recital Series and a Trustee of the Ronson Family Foundation and the Community Security Trust.
In December 2015 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced that Ian had been appointed as a Trustee of the National Museums Liverpool. In June 2016 Ian was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List for philanthropic services to music.