Ian Newport
Year of call: 2000

Ian is a very efficient practitioner and provides an excellent level of service to lay, professional and direct access clients alike. A specialist family lawyer, he has established himself as a robust advocate in court and a proficient exponent of written advocacy. Ian has substantial experience of trial and appellate advocacy, and offers sensible, realistic and practical advice. Ian moved with his family to Cambridge in 2014 and joined Fenners Chambers after building a successful practice in Southampton.

Ian was appointed as a recorder on 16th September 2019 and will be hearing family cases on the South Eastern Circuit. 

Areas of Practice

  • Care and Adoption (Care Proceedings): care, supervision, placement, adoption work for local authorities, guardians, parents, hospital trusts and third parties.
  • Private Law: Child Arrangement Orders disputes for parents, step-parents, family members, intervenors and Rule 16.4 guardians.
  • International Law: Hague Convention, Brussels IIR, Wardship and issues of jurisdiction.
  • Injunctions: Family Law Act and Forced Marriage Protection Orders. 
  • Family Finance: ancillary relief, TOLATA and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
  • Court of Protection: welfare, finance, treatment and deprivation of liberty. 

For a more detailed guide to Ian’s work, please go to his specific Family Law profile.

His work

Ian accepts legal aid and private instructions from solicitors. His Court of Protection clients include public bodies and the Official Solicitor. He is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Public Access scheme and from professional clients under the Licensed Access scheme.  Ian is able to accept instructions at very short notice and often works to very tight deadlines. Ian is regularly instructed by solicitors with a heavy caseload who require the most prompt and efficient counsel. 

LLB: Aberystwyth LLM: Cardiff Member: Family Law Bar Association