Ian Mccann



Having trained in the City of London and served as Lady Justice Arden’s Judicial Assistant at the Court of Appeal, Ian McCann has significant knowledge of cutting edge international litigation as well as first hand experience of the English Court system. He has also spent time working in the financial services industry, providing him with a unique perspective and insight into this area.

Ian’s practice includes banking and finance litigation, fiduciary duty issues, IT and Technology disputes and trust and pensions litigation. Ian also has experience of on site investigation and enquiry work, including a multi billion-dollar fraud investigation in the Middle East.

Ian’s primary area of expertise is in Commercial Litigation. He has dealt with business critical issues for FTSE 100 companies, small and medium sized enterprises and private individuals alike. As well as litigating such cases, Ian also has an in depth understanding of alternative dispute resolution and is keen to continue to provide clients with early pro-active advice on how to resolve disputes in a pragmatic and commercial way.

In addition, Ian has also developed substantial knowledge of the practicalities of undertaking E-Disclosure exercises as well as vital experience of how to undertake this complicated and costly exercise effectively.

Ian McCann Client Testimonials

“He has a real skill for identifying the essential points in a mass of detail.”
Lady Justice Arden

Ian McCann Client Testimonials

"I thought your talk was very interesting. I would never have thought that someone could talk about contracts and make it interesting and most of all easy to understand and relate to"
Trish Craven. Annex Solutions Limited

Ian's Latest Blogs

The contract between a landlord and tenant will make provisions for the property to remain in good repair and condition. Take a look at the reasons why it is important to be aware of dilapidations. 

A landlord will be keen to make sure that the property is managed properly and that, come the end of the lease term, the property is in the same condition as at the start of the lease. Otherwise, the landlord may struggle to find a subsequent tenant or may not be able to achieve enough rent. It is for this reason that the landlord will want to include within the lease a requirement for the tenant to keep the property in good repair and condition.

If the landlord is unable to let the property after the end of the term due to the tenant having failed to comply with its repairing obligations then the tenant may face a claim from the landlord for breach of contract.

When acquiring property, either under a new lease or by taking an assignment of an existing lease, it is essential that a tenant obtains proper advice. In order to reduce the risk of a potential claim at the end of the term it would be prudent to consider the following at the outset:
  • Potential costs – Ensure that financial provision is made. This may involve getting a survey commissioned by a surveyor in order that the potential costs are properly assessed.

  • A detailed schedule of condition – This should be appended to the lease and should set out the condition of the property at the start of the lease, thereby limiting the extent of work that can be claimed by the landlord to be required to put the property right at the end of the term.

  • Items already in disrepair – Despite the inclusion of a schedule of condition, certain items of disrepair which pre-exist the lease cannot be ignored for the duration of the term. In these circumstances the tenant would be better placed by taking sum money from the landlord or insisting that the landlord puts the property into good repair before the lease is signed.

If these issues are identified and dealt with there is one less reason for cracks to form in the relationship between landlord and tenant.
2017 29 23
Ian Mccann