I am a medical negligence partner and deal with a wide variety of claims for individuals who have received substandard medical treatment.
I am an expert in all birth injury and neonatal claims, including cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, hypoglycaemia, hyperbilirubinaemia, and retinopathy of prematurity cases.
I have conducted a number of high profile multiparty actions, including:
- Representing families whose cases were considered in the Health Care Commission’s 2006 report into maternal deaths at Northwick Park Hospital
- Representing 9 families at inquests and with civil claims following the outbreak of endocarditis at the Trent Cardiac Centre in 2009
- Concluding the civil claims arising from the deaths of residents at the Orchid View Care Home run by Southern Cross in November 2014. I had previously conducted the 8-week inquest and campaigned for a public inquiry.
I have advised the Care Quality Commission on the content of the Care Act 2014 and I am now an invitee to Public Policy events associated with improving care in the social and healthcare arena.
I also have a sports practice specialising in treatment provided by medical staff in elite sport.
I am currently representing a number of professional rugby players and am a panel member for the Rugby Players Association. I advised the RPA on the concussion protocol which was implemented by the RFU at the start of the 2014/15 season.
In December 2016, I lectured to the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons on the World Anti Doping Code. Download a copy of the lecture.
"Very impressive and effective." – Chambers & Partners 2020
"He is hard-working, with very good client skills." – Chambers & Partners 2018
"A robust and very experienced man with fine judgement." – Chambers & Partners 2017
Ian Christian is described by sources as a “very good litigator” who “is building up quite a reputation for himself.” – Chambers & Partners 2016
Ian Christian is singled out by sources as a "very bright, very committed and very personable" lawyer, who excels in substantial litigation. – Chambers & Partners 2015
He is "clear-thinking, with sound legal experience and vision." – Legal 500 2014
"Bright, effective and ambitious", "very empathetic, measured and considered," and "negotiating skills and methods that are second to none." – Chambers & Partners 2013
Read 'Concussion: An Issue Of Negligence In Sport' (PDF)