Ian Whitehurst

Call 1994


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

Chambers and Partners 2022
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Ian is a leading criminal and regulatory barrister ranked consistently in the professional legal directories for his extensive defence practices in crime and regulatory law. A further indication of his expertise is illustrated by the fact that he has been appointed to the Regulatory List of Counsel to advise and prosecute in the most complex and technical regulatory cases.

From his criminal practice, Ian has vast experience in dealing with high profile and politically sensitive cases as well as numerous homicide related matters as well as matters involving complex forensic expert evidence. An illustration of this is that in the last 12 months, Ian has been instructed in several fatal road accident cases involving multiple deaths and serious injuries as well as complex engineering and road accident reconstruction evidence dealing with matters of causation.

As a result of his substantial health and safety practice, Ian has represented in numerous fatal and catastrophic injury cases relating to work place accidents involving members of the public and employees.

Ian is used to dealing with document heavy cases and is an expert in disclosure. He deploys a forensic approach to his case preparation and is a powerful and persuasive advocate who is always committed to his client’s case and is well known for his friendly, engaging and team-based approach when conducting litigation.