Ian Whitehurst

Call 1994


"Ian has a very strong presence in court and takes no prisoners when it comes to dealing with tricky judges or opponents. He has good legal and analytical skills, and his written submissions are of a very high quality."

The Legal 500 2024
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Police Law

Ian is a leading criminal barrister ranked consistently in the professional legal directories for his extensive defence practice and also has been appointed to the Regulatory List of Counsel to prosecute the most complex and technical regulatory offences as well as achieving appointment to the highest levels of Prosecution Counsel by the Crown Prosecution Service.

During his career, he has defended police officers in relation to serious criminal and professional misconduct allegations including allegations of rape, firearms offences, money laundering and computer misuse and data protection offences.

Ian deploys a forensic approach to his case preparation and is a powerful and persuasive advocate who is always committed to his client’s case. He is an expert in disclosure and police procedures and has lectured to police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on criminal law, confiscation and digital disclosure.