Ian Carson

Head of Dispute Resolution

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Ian Carson is Head of Dispute Resolution at Harper James. He qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has over 25 years of experience in handling a broad range of commercial disputes.

He's previously acted for a wide range of clients from large multi-nationals, to SMEs and individuals.

His skill lies in cutting through to the key issues and communicating these to our clients in clear, straightforward terms.

Ian's area of practice includes:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Banking and finance disputes
  • Internal corporate disputes
  • Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Mediation

Ian has particular experience in the following sectors:

  • Creative industries, including media, entertainment, and publishing
  • Life science and healthcare, particularly partnership/practice disputes
  • Retail and luxury brands, including fashion and consumer goods
  • Manufacturing, including industrial products, chemical and transport
  • Hospitality, travel and leisure

What inspired you to get into law?

I've always enjoyed the challenge of problem solving and the tactical challenges of dispute resolution.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

Reaching an acceptable resolution to a dispute for a client, which allows all parties to move on.

What do you do away from work/outside the office?

Outside of work I enjoy playing tennis, golf, going to the cinema, walking and cycling.

Ian shares more about his journey into law and proudest career moments in our Spotlight on a Solicitor series. Read the interview to hear about his life in law.


TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say

We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
I certainly appreciate the response form Ian Carson, always picks the phone up and prompt fast service. I would recommend to all friends and family and already have.
Mukesh Kanabar CEO and Founder, Printed4You Ltd
I work principally with two of your solicitors, Sarah Gunton and Ian Carson, who are both exceptional in my view. They have been a huge help to us on many, many occasions... The quality of work is very high and there’s a real sense of humility from Sarah and Ian, they take ownership. I really value this.
Tom Davenport MD & Co-Founder, Alvius


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