Ian Beeby (2008)


Ian is a predominantly civil practitioner with substantial experience in the County Court.  He acts in claims in insolvency matters (individual and corporate), possession of property, debt recovery, contract disputes, personal injury and applications for injunctive relief (including anti-social behaviour and protection from harassment).

Practice Areas

Chancery, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Housing, Property, Immigration, Asylum & Nationality, Mental Health & Incapacity, Crime 

Civil Proceedings

Ian has appeared in the Queen’s Bench Division and the Chancery Division of the High Court and in the Companies Court.  He practices in personal and corporate insolvency and related matters such as ToLATA claims.  Ian has acted in numerous appeals from the decisions of district judges on possession matters and in relation to contract disputes.

Ian has a particular aptitude in matters involving complex numerical facts such as disputes involving analysis of significant amounts of financial information.

Ian has experience of the First Tier and Upper Immigration and Asylum Tribunals and has appeared before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Tribunal and in the Court of Protection (in relation to Property and Affairs).


Ian prosecutes in the Magistrates’ Court and is a Level 1 Crown Prosecutor and frequently appears in the Crown Court on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service.  He undertakes privately paid criminal defence in the Magistrates’ Court.

Public Access

Ian accepts instructions on a public access basis in all areas of his practice.


Ian graduated in Physics with Electronics from the University of Southampton in 1984 and became a Chartered Engineer and a registered European Engineer in 1991.  He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2006.

Ian then read Law at the Open University and graduated in 2006 (following award in 2005) and completed the BVC at City Law School and was called to the Bar in 2008.

Ian cross-qualified as a Solicitor and was admitted to the roll in 2012, achieving higher rights of audience in both Civil and Criminal proceedings before returning to the Bar with Holborn Chambers in July of that year.

Between being Called to the Bar and joining Chambers Ian acted as a solicitor’s agent in county court proceedings for a national advocacy firm and, following admission as a solicitor, acted as a locum solicitor for the same firm and other firms of solicitors gaining advocacy experience in the County Court and High Court with over 3,000 appearances.

Interests & Commitments

Outside of work, Ian is an accomplished photographer, modern jazz enthusiast, audiophile and a wine buff.

Qualifications & Awards

  • BSc (Hons), Physics with Electronics, The University of Southampton
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
  • LLB (Hons), The Open University

Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • The South Eastern Circuit
  • Public Access Bar Association
  • The Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry