Executive Partner and Chairman, Eversheds Sutherland Europe
Ian is our Executive Partner, responsible for the firm’s client strategy and Chairman of Eversheds Sutherland (Europe). In addition to being responsible for the firm’s 19 continental Europe countries, Ian works alongside our Managing Partner International and Co-Chief Executive in the running of Eversheds Sutherland (International). He is also a member of the Global Executive of Eversheds Sutherland. He joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 1999.
Previous senior roles have included International Managing Partner (2015-2017), leadership of our Litigation Practice Group (2008-2015), and senior management sponsor for Gender Diversity (2011-2017).
He spent the first part of his career with a Magic Circle firm, working both in the City and in Asia, with stints in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Much of the work he has handled has involved an international element. He also worked for the firm's ground-breaking inquiries and investigations team, playing a senior role on the Bloody Sunday and Harold Shipman Inquiries, as well as managing substantial claims for the UK Government.