Jeremy Boyle

Managing Partner Summit Law LLP

“Ian has been a vital consultant for Summit Law for over a year, playing a pivotal role in defining our values, vision, and strategy for the next five years. His added leadership has fostered improved communication, motivation, and engagement among our staff. Ian's adept prioritisation and accountability have driven our firm forward, while his transparent approach to fees instills trust. I wholeheartedly recommend Ian to any law firm looking to enhance their business operations.”

Leo Abse

Former MP and Co-Founding Partner of Leo Abse and Cohen

I read in the Lawyer magazine the account of your activities. I had begun to think that Leo Abse and Cohen had become moribund and would in the long run, inevitably decline. I can see your dynamism ensures this will not occur – and that gives me great pleasure.

Keith Harper

Owner and Managing Director of Harper Professional

I have worked with Ian as an adviser and management consultant for 8 years at Warners and then Debenhams Ottaway. He is a man of great integrity and great skill in delivering change in law firms. He is a practical, commercially focused individual, with a natural friendly open approach and strong people skills who quickly understands what needs to be done in the best interests of the firm, then delivers it by taking partners and staff with on the journey. I would strongly recommend him.

Colin Morris

Managing Director Colin Morris & Associates

I have worked with Ian extensively over many years at three law firms. He uniquely blends experience, vision, drive, and determination together with strong management skills, inclusiveness, and collaboration. Together these attributes result in someone who is not only able to lead a business through complex change processes but also takes partners and staff with him on the journey. On a personal note, I always found Ian to be an absolute pleasure to work with, undoubtedly one of this world’s good guys.

Anita Wynne

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Best Start Human Resources

I worked closely with Ian at Debenhams Ottaway during which time, Ian steered the firm through a great deal of change and success. Whilst having a strong understanding of the commercials and what drives progress in a modern law firm, Ian strongly believes in the importance of making the firm a great place to work. He is an ambassador for strong HR practices that really add value and was a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend him. 

Luke Tucker Harrison

Partner and Solicitor Advocate Keidan Harrison LLP

Ian is a dynamic leader with a vast spectrum of law firm management expertise. Ian’s skill set traverses people management, business development, IT, and finance

Susan Glenholme

Managing Partner Debenhams Ottaway LLP

It was a pleasure working with Ian when he was Chief Executive at Debenhams Ottaway. Ian's leadership style is collaborative, supportive and inclusive. During his time at the firm, he guided us through a change in culture, making the firm and the partnership more united. He was also instrumental in raising the firm's profile externally with contacts, referrers and in legal directories.

Nick Rucker

former Global Head of Private Wealth Ince plc

I worked with Ian for over a year at Ince. He was extremely hard-working, supportive, and collaborative. We were responsible for implementing the Private Wealth strategy and budget that was agreed with the senior management team and, together, we were one of the few areas of the business to be successful in doing so over that second year ravaged by COVID. Ian was up against it with many operational and IT challenges, but he did a superb job in enabling the wider team to perform. He would be an asset to any organisation.