30 November 2017
New Senior Vice President of Law Society of Northern Ireland
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced that Mr. Ian Huddleston will be Senior Vice President for 2017/2018.
Originally from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, Ian Huddleston studied Law at Queens University in Belfast before undertaking a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law at Bristol University.
After completing his apprenticeship with Murlands Solicitors in Downpatrick he was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1991 and subsequently to the Roll of solicitors in England and Wales in 2010.
Following his apprenticeship Ian began working for L ‘Estrange & Brett and was heavily involved with the management of that firm prior to its mergers.
Ian advises in relation to all aspects of real estate law but with a particular emphasis on complex development work and the development of strategic property solutions for both public and private sector clients.
He has advised on a number of major large regeneration initiatives and developments throughout Northern Ireland
Ian also advises private clients and business owners on the structuring of their assets and the use of corporates, trusts and partnerships as part of that and to deal with succession issues.
He is also actively involved in the area of charity law and philanthropy.
He has been named in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession for a number of years as a “leader in the field” for both for his real estate and private client practice where he is described as "a pragmatic lawyer who is great at keeping on top of loose ends and getting a deal across the finishing line".
Ian represents the Society on the Council of Legal Education and is heavily involved in the implementation of the Education Review.
He is a member of the Global Council of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a Committee Member of the Northern Ireland Branch.
Ian became President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland in November 2016.