Ian Whitehurst

Call 1994

whitehurst@exchangechambers.co.uk

“A real fighter who makes really incisive legal points.”

Chambers and Partners 2020
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Practice Overview

Ian is a leading financial crime, crime and regulatory barrister and is recognised as a leading individual in those fields in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

His practice can be divided principally into 4 main areas but there is a considerable overlap between the practice areas that he specialises in.

Firstly, Ian is a Leading Junior in heavyweight criminal work and defends and prosecutes in equal measure across a wide range of serious organised criminal activity – homicide, firearms, drugs and armed robberies.

Secondly, in financial crime matters Ian has specialised for many years as Leading Counsel in the fields of MTIC VAT fraud, Direct Tax Fraud, Money Laundering, False Accounting and Corporate Misfeasance.

As regards his regulatory work, Ian has been appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Panel of Counsel and prosecutes and defends in equal measure in the regulatory field concentrating upon health and safety, environmental and information law. He also acts for the General Medical Council in disciplinary tribunals.

Finally, Ian also has a substantial practice in the niche areas of cyber crime and data protection work, particularly excelling in cases with a technical angle. He advises individuals and companies in relation to criminal and regulatory proceedings as well as acting in major data breach civil litigation for claimants and defendants.