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Ian Skelt (1994 Call) joins Serjeants’ Inn

2nd November 2017

We are delighted to announce that Ian Skelt has joined us at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers.

Ian’s profile is here. A member of the Government’s ‘A’ Panel for civil work (NI), he is currently awaiting judgment from the Supreme Court in a review of civil liability of the police for operational activity and was Counsel to the Coroner in the Jordan Inquest. Ian is recommended by Chambers and Partners as “excellent with witnesses and in jury trials, a pleasure to deal with…very responsive and really takes the stress out of proceedings “. It further notes that he is “well-regarded for his police employment practice and experienced in inquests regarding police shootings”.

Ian is the 10th established practitioner to join us since 2015 and, after James Berry’s return from the House of Parliament this summer and Chris Daw QC’s recruitment last year, he further enhances our PoliceProfessional Discipline;  Inquest and Inquiries; and Employment teams in particular.  His arrival reflects our ongoing commitment to building the expertise and service we offer to our clients.

Ian comments, “Serjeants Inn is unquestionably the pre-eminent set in the country for the work that I do. It is refreshingly modern and there is a real drive shared by all staff and counsel to develop and improve. It is a great environment.”

John Beggs QC, Joint Head of Chambers, comments, “We have worked with Ian on numerous key cases over the years, including the London 7/7 bombings inquest, so we know that he is astute, energetic and engaging: he will be a real asset to our Chambers.”

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