Ian graduated in 1991 from Macquarie University with degrees in law and economics. He worked as a solicitor at Mullane & Lindsay in Newcastle from 1991 until 1996, at which time he went to the Bar. Ian has practised a wide variety of areas of law as a solicitor and as counsel, including contract, commercial, property, defamation, copyright, equitable claims, misleading/deceptive conduct, crime, employment law, civil claims and building disputes.
In more recent years his practice has developed a primary focus on family law and he appears for clients in all types of family law cases, both parenting and property matters, and in particular property matters involving substantial asset pools, corporate entities and third parties, as well as farming cases.
Ian is regularly asked to present papers to members of the profession at seminars and conferences. His papers include: