Ian Whitehurst

Call 1994


“A highly knowledgeable, robust and razor-sharp barrister.”

Chambers and Partners 2022
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Practice Overview

Ian is a Leading Junior in Serious Organised Crime, Financial Crime and Confiscation as well as Regulatory Law and is ranked as a leading individual in those practice areas in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

His recent ranking for confiscation and asset recovery in Chambers and Partners reflects his growing practice in this area and is notable that he is the only Barrister ranked outside of London.

His practice can be divided principally into 3 main areas but there is a considerable overlap between the practice areas that he specialises in.

Firstly, Ian has a heavyweight crime practice and defends and prosecutes in equal measure throughout the country with a particular emphasis on homicide, firearms and drugs conspiracies as well as cyber related criminality.

Secondly, in financial crime and misconduct 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 and is a member of the Revenue Bar Association.

With regards to his regulatory practice, Ian has been appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Panel of Counsel and prosecutes and defends in equal measure in the regulatory field, concentrating in particular upon health and safety, environmental, trading standards prosecutions and information law.