Ian is a senior property and commercial lawyer, with experience gained both in-house, and in top-tier and boutique law firms, over more than 2 decades. He was senior legal counsel for a $2bn top-100 ASX-listed company, where he led a team responsible for the legal aspects of the business’s property and commercial transactions. Prior to that, Ian was a partner at a boutique law firm, and ran the firm’s property and commercial law practice.
Ian is regarded by his clients as a lawyer who offers the right balance of commerciality and prudence in his work. He also brings an understanding of business which comes from working as an in-house lawyer at an executive level for many years. Ian has extensive experience in the development, leasing and health sectors.
Property and projects
- Purchases and sales of commercial property assets
- Commercial and retail leasing
- Development and joint venture agreements
- Project management, partition, and co-owner agreements
- Resort development and management agreements
- Construction agreements
- Acting in the negotiation of construction, development and other finance facilities
- Advising on planning, contamination issues and remediation
- Purchases and sales of companies and businesses
- Shareholder and unitholder agreements
- General commercial advice
- Commercial agreements, including terms of sale for goods and services, procurement agreements, tenders, service level agreements, software licences and advertising licences
- Legal risk management
- Regulatory and compliance
Outsourced General Counsel
- Ian also provides an “outsourced General Counsel” service, under which he provides clients with the legal services and approach of an in-house counsel, without the associated headcount.
- Ian assists clients achieve pragmatic solutions in commercial disputes, particularly in relation to property and construction issues.
|2016||Keypoint Law | Consulting Principal|
|2010 – 2016||Primary Health Care Limited | Senior Legal Counsel – Property and Commercial|
|2002 – 2010||Massey Bailey Solicitors & Consultants | Partner (final position)|
|2000 – 2002||Indaba Communication | Director|
|1993 – 2000||Williams Woolf & Zuur | Solicitor|
|1987 – 1992||Allen Allen & Hemsley | Solicitor (final position)|