Ian Welland > DWF > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile


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Ian is an Insurance and Litigation Expert, specialising in Professional Indemnity and Warranty & Indemnity matters.




Ian has over twenty five years’ experience of dealing with claims and complaints against professionals. He is a part-qualified Certified Accountant, as well as being dual-qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and Ireland.  He utilises his commercial background and experience within all of the matters that he deals with. Ian has acted upon the instruction of a large number of UK and Irish and USA-based Insurers over the years. He primarily deals with claims and complaints against Solicitors, Accountants, Insurance Brokers, Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Valuers, IFAs, and Stockbrokers, as well as a number of the “new” and “emerging” professions. When instructed to do so, Ian also provides detailed and commercially-based coverage advice to Insurers.  He also specialises in Warranty & Indemnity Insurance matters.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

DWF specialises in acting for insurers, brokers and insured professionals, defending against claims as well as advising insurers on coverage issues. The practice offers broad expertise in this space, with particular experience in handling claims against construction and financial services professionals. Litigation related to data breaches is an increasing source of work for the team. Simon Mason leads the team, which has significantly expanded in recent years. Other key figures in the practice include John Eastlake and Ian Welland, both of whom have considerable experience in this space. Director Alexandra Cartwright also specialises in this area and handles claims against solicitors and insolvency practitioners.