Ian Whitehurst

Call 1994


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

Chambers and Partners 2022
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Police Law

Ian is a leading criminal and regulatory 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.

He has appeared in numerous tribunals and courts over his career at the Bar and has appeared and advised in numerous professional disciplinary cases involving police officers but also lawyers and teachers.

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 confiscation and digital disclosure.