Ian Whitehurst

Call 1994

whitehurst@exchangechambers.co.uk

"He thinks outside the box, is tenacious in court, very experienced and has a good breadth of knowledge of serious white-collar crime."

Chambers and Partners 2019
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Practice Overview

Ian is a criminal and regulatory barrister with 24 years of experience at the criminal bar. He is recognised as a leading individual in the fields of crime and financial crime in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

He has extensive experience of defending all types of serious crime including homicide and serious sexual offences. He also prosecutes and defends serious organised crime such as gang related homicide, large scale drugs and firearms conspiracies, corruption cases and armed robberies.

Ian also specialises in matters relating to fraud and other financial misconduct in particular MTIC Vat Fraud, Direct and Indirect Tax Fraud, Money Laundering and False Accounting.

He also has a significant practice in the niche areas of cyber crime and data protection, particularly excelling in cases with a very technical angle.

Ian also practices in regulatory and licensing work. He is instructed by local authorities, companies and individuals to advise upon and to conduct litigation in a myriad of fields.