“The rise and rise of Stewarts” – The Lawyer magazine
14 February 2020
Ian’s expertise spans high value commercial, fraud (both criminal and civil), and employment disputes in the UK, Middle East and Asia. In the course of his career he has acted for a wide range of companies, financial institutions and individuals involved in domestic and international litigation and arbitration. Ian has also prosecuted several cases for the Serious Fraud Office.
The Legal 500 praises Ian as a “great strategist and team player”, recommending him for his work across International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Competition Litigation. They describe him as “top quality”, stating that “he is responsive, quick and accurate in what he does.”
He is described as “a superb lawyer who contributes immensely to a case’s successful outcome”, Ian is ‘recommended as “a very far-sighted thinker” and “The ‘ultra-responsive” Ian Gatt QC “has a good understanding of clients’ priorities”.
Ian has acted in numerous disputes and arbitrations including:
Ian was previously Head of Advocacy at Herbert Smith Freehills, a team he founded in 2005. Prior to this, Ian was a barrister at Littleton Chambers. He studied Law at Hertford College, Oxford graduating with a first class degree.
Ian has written his career story and experience of Stewarts for our careers section, you can view his story here.
Ian is an accredited mediator and has acted in over 100 mediation disputes. From 2000 to 2017 he sat as a Recorder.
Ian is the co-author of Arlidge & Parry on Fraud (2nd Edition) and the co-author (with John Bowers QC) of Procedure in Courts and Tribunals.
Ian’s interests include walking, drumming, writing, tennis and rugby.