Ian has an extensive commercial and family law practice, frequently assisting clients who require forthright advice and practical solutions.

Whilst Ian has many loyal long-term commercial clients, he also enjoys the confidence of those going through the difficult time of separation and divorce and brings a firm but sensitive approach to complex and often emotional family law matters.

Ian appreciates that engaging a lawyer can be both stressful and potentially confusing – he aims to help people navigate their interactions with the legal profession as comfortably as possible.


  • Advising commercial clients on the sale and purchase of businesses
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial and retail leases and advising on complex commercial contractual matters
  • Initiating and resolving litigious commercial disputes including conflicts between Landlords and Tenants, general contractual disputes, defamation proceedings, debt recovery and personal or corporate insolvency matters
  • Preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney, Probate applications, completing Estate Administration and initiating or defending litigation against deceased estates
  • Family law advice including property divisions and parenting matters together with advice on surrogacy and sperm donation issues whether for married, de factor or same sex couples
  • Advising and appearing at Court on behalf of clients charged with indictable and summary offences pursuant to the Crimes Act