I am medical negligence partner dealing with a wide variety of claims for individuals who have received substandard medical treatment. I specialise in all birth injury and neonatal claims, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Retinopathy of prematurity cases
I also deal with fatal claims and catastrophic spinal injury cases.
I also specialise in treatment provided by medical staff following a sports injury. I am a panel member for the Rugby Players Association and am representing a number of elite sports people.
I run a team of excellent medical negligence lawyers. I sit on our national medical negligence executive as well as heading up the London personal injury department.
What inspired you to get into law?
My cousin Vinny.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I love representing injured people and endeavouring to improve their lives.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Our team structure is fantastically supportive for clients and colleagues.
What do you do away from the office?
My days of watching wall to wall sport have disappeared and been replaced by my attempts to contribute to the upbringing of our daughter.
"Ian Christian is approachable and professional, and continues to go above and beyond. He is a really great lawyer." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
"Ian Christian is committed to quality work in his practice and seeks to send out this message to NHS Trusts: 'let’s get it right first time...' [a] formidable leader... [an] excellent lawyer as well as [a] great communicator" - Legal 500, 2022
"Ian Christian is a top quality partner with great experience and ability." – Legal 500, 2021
"Ian relishes a trial when it proves necessary." – Legal 500
"The affable and scrupulous Ian Christian is an emerging star." – Legal 500
"He is a very good and experienced litigator. He does everything possible for his clients and goes above and beyond... He is driven to always achieve the best possible results for his clients." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual – Band 2)
"Ian Christian is developing a first-class reputation in this area, with clients. Regarded as 'bright, effective and ambitious,' He is emerging as one of the most prominent figures in this area." – Chambers & Partners
"He brings to birth injury and cancer cases an approach that clients praise as 'very empathetic, measured and considered,' and in which peers recognise 'negotiating skills and methods that are second to none.'" – Chambers & Partners
"Ian was extremely kind and resourceful and really left no stone unturned. Our case was not straightforward and these guys went above and beyond to reassure us that every avenue was explored and it was an extremely healing process for us.
I highly recommend using them for any medical negligence claims you might want to investigate. They came recommended to us as the best in the country and they really lived up to that expectation." - 5* Trustpilot review
I co-authored the 1st and 2nd editions of the APIL Clinical Negligence guide and have written widely on the issue of patient safety. In my sports work, I have been published on the issues of concussion and doping. I regularly lecture to the legal and medical profession both in the UK and abroad.