Ian is a Partner in the Commercial team.

Working with clients on commercial arrangements of all kinds, including agreements for the sale and purchase of goods and services covering both standard terms and conditions and bespoke contracts, manufacturing agreements, franchising agreements, agency and distribution agreements and outsourcing agreements. Ian also deals with information technology contracts including software licensing, the supply of software as a service, software support and maintenance and hardware and systems procurement, sponsorship and marketing agreements, and public procurement and funding arrangements.

Ian acts for financial services clients on consumer credit compliance and provides regulatory advice and support in the areas of data protection, advertising and sales, grocery codes of practice, financial services, competition law and gaming.

Clients include individual designers and entrepreneurs to national and multinational organisations. 

Recent examples of how Ian has supported clients include:

  • advising ValueLicensing, a business specialising in the purchase and re-sale of pre-owned Microsoft products, drafting and advising on a range of contracts and navigating the relevant EU laws and authorities;
  • drafting standard service agreements and negotiating bespoke contracts in high value deals for a corporate provider of back office IT support to energy suppliers;
  • advising a member of the Freudenberg Group on a sub-contract, forming part of a high value project for the supply of materials in connection with the construction of a nuclear power station; and
  • advising a specialist provider of car insurance to young motorists on underwriting documentation produced by a major global insurer.