Ian East

Team Profile

Ian qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and initially practiced Employment Law. He subsequently moved to the Law Society / SRA and spent 10 years working in the Forensic Investigation department as an investigation officer. Ian has experience of working as a practice manager in a large regional firm of solicitors and has been a regulatory compliance consultant since 2016.

Ian’s experience as a Forensic Investigation Officer at the SRA has given him an understanding of what is required by a regulator. As he has also worked in private practice, both as a fee earner and practice manager, he is also able to appreciate the day-to-day issues and business needs of firms. He is therefore well placed to provide pragmatic advice and support.

Ian’s experience includes:

Practicing Solicitor – qualified in 2002

  • Former SRA Forensic Investigation Officer (10 years)
  • Law Society approved Lexcel Consultant
  • Experienced Practice Manager
  • Experience as COLP, COFA, MLRO and DPO
  • Experienced Trainer

Fun Fact

As a budding actor at a young age Ian played the leading role as Old Father Time in his primary school Christmas concert. As Ian stepped on the stage to the great anticipation of the audience his long white beard slipped and when trying to catch it, he tripped over his robes and fell flat on his face. In the true traditions of the theatre, and spirit of “the show must go on”, he picked himself up, re-attached the beard and carried on. As yet Hollywood has not been in touch!