Date of admission: 1 Oct 1988
Department: Commercial & Litigation Dept
Office location: Mayfair
"Ian is a Partner at Lewis Nedas Law and head of its Commercial & Litigation Dept, having previously been a Partner at two top-200 law firms. He qualified in 1988 and has over 25 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of Business and Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Employment, Insolvency and Restructuring, Regulatory Law and Professional Disciplinary; in particular defending those who face SRA disciplinary investigations and proceedings."
"He is well known for his Litigation Expertise including heavyweight contractual and commercial disputes, frauds, partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, debt collection claims and property issues and he has acted for many national and international companies and financial institutions. He is well used to obtaining urgent injunctions, especially freezing orders (both in the UK and in other jurisdictions) and he is an authorised supervising solicitor for search and seizure orders. Additionally, he has also lectured extensively to fellow lawyers, surveyors and other organisations on the subjects of Business Lease Renewals, Dilapidations and Remedies for Tenant Default. He is also a member of the Property Litigation Association."
Ian Coupland has been cited as a notable lawyer by The Legal 500 2022 Edition. Click here to see Ian's Legal 500 profile in full.
"Ian is an excellent litigator. He has tremendous ability to master large data sets whilst keeping his eye on the ball. He is thorough, efficient, flexible and above all highly experienced in both civil and regulatory disputes"
Jeremy Barnett, Head of Regulatory, St Pauls Chambers, Leeds
"I regard Mr Coupland very highly…Mr Coupland has the ability to take his clients with him…From the perspective of the Bar, Mr Coupland is a pleasure to work for…"
Simon Myerson Q.C. Byrom Street Chambers, Manchester
"Mr Coupland is, in my view, an outstanding solicitor. He has an excellent grasp of the areas of law in which he has instructed me, as I have discovered in discussing our cases together. Articulate and proactive, he has also an acute tactical awareness, and is always prepared to go the extra mile in advancing his clients' interests. He is tenacious in those interests, hard working and very efficient, whilst always prepared to consider resolution of disputes on his clients' behalf…"
Victor Joffe Q.C. Temple Chambers, Hong Kong (& formerly Serle Court Chambers, London)
"Ian is a top-notch commercial and property litigator. He always manages expectations and advises clearly and unambiguously from the outset of any matter, essential in commercial litigation where one has to determine whether the matter is 'worth' pursuing. He is one of a rare breed of truly 'commercially thinking' litigators and we would not want to go into any contentious matter without Ian on our team"
Daniel Cohen, Managing Director and Head of Legal, Madison Hosiery Ltd
"Ian is an amazing individual who is always reliable, trustworthy and is very professional. I have no hesitation in recommending Ian as I believe whatever he undertakes he does with passion and integrity"
Martin Port, Managing Director, BigChange Apps (& formerly Masternaut UK Limited)
Ian was born in Hull, as was his wife. He is an avid sports fan, still plays football, and he and his wife spend a lot of time following Hull City home and away (including Wembley!)
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“I was put in touch with Lewis Nedas Law through a mutual friend and I was not disappointed. The team were nothing but straight forward, honest and realistic about the nature of my case and the expected outcome from the minute I got in contact and were willing to take over from the previous company at very short notice. With their unrivalled experience and expertise in their profession the outcome was even better than expected and I couldn’t recommend them enough.”