Ian McArdle

Call 2019 – Gray’s Inn

Ian practises from Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool and from Magdalen Chambers. Prior to being called to the Bar, Ian was a solicitor practising in all aspects of criminal law and children law. Admitted to the Roll in 2010 and being a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2013, Ian practised in Liverpool before moving to North Devon in 2014 where he worked in a niche, award-winning practice specialising in all aspects of children law, with a particular focus on complex cases in which he represented local authorities, parents, children and other family members. A keen advocate, Ian acquired his Higher Rights of Audience in 2015.

Alongside his practice at the Bar, Ian is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in which he is researching the issue of parental alienation in the family justice system. Ian has written on the topic, with articles for Family Law Week and the Magistrates Association as well as delivered training for national training organisations.

Having practised as a Solicitor prior to moving to the Bar, Ian is alive to the demands placed upon the professional client and strives to provide a service that alleviates some of those pressures.

Ian accepts instructions across the full range of children law matters, both public and private and is able to travel nationally, where required.

Described as a skilful and tenacious advocate who can be trusted to have mastery of case facts and relevant law, Ian is committed to achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of England and Wales (Non-Practising Solicitor-Advocate)
  • Association of Lawyers for Children
  • Family Law Bar Association

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