Ian is a partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution department.
He advises domestic and international businesses in complex litigation and regulatory investigations and inquiries. He is accustomed to acting in strategically important cases before the higher courts in Ireland and England, having practised in London for seven years prior to re-joining LK Shields.
Ian also advises clients in mediation, adjudication and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He is a strong advocate of these often more business-friendly means of disposing of disputes.
Managing the defences of hundreds of product liability proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Ireland.
Acting in high-value shareholder litigation in the Commercial Court of Ireland.
Advising a fintech client on litigation and investigations in Ireland and other jurisdictions.
Advising on GDPR proceedings in the Irish courts.
Representing clients in investigations and inquiries before regulatory bodies including the Central Bank of Ireland.
Acting in the prosecution and defence of construction claims including via adjudication.
Advising insurers on multi-party disputes and policy coverage matters.
Oviedo Limited v Companies Act 2014-2020  IEHC 473.
Commercial Management (Investments) Limited v Mitchell Design & Construct Limited  EWHC 76 (TCC), a seminal English High Court case clarifying the terms and use of limitation clauses in contracts.
BDW Trading Limited v Integral Geotechnique (Wales) Limited  EWHC 1915 (TCC), a widely reported English High Court case concerning the scope of a professional’s duty of care to third parties.