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Ian Davis

Ian Davis

Partner - Head of Section โ€“โ€“โ€“ London

Ian is a partner in Trowers & Hamlins' Housing and Regeneration department. Ian is also the head of the firm's Charities and Governance team. Ian specialises in advising charities, housing organisations and other voluntary sector bodies as well as local authority commissioners and regulatory bodies. He has particular expertise of establishing charities, voluntary sector organisations and local authority companies, advising on business transformations, vires, governance issues, group structures and the relationships between organisations.

Ian is acknowledged as a leader in the field of both Social Housing and Charities in the Chambers and Partners' Guide to the Legal Profession 2016, where he is recognised in particular for his "expertise advising local authority companies and charities on a range of corporate and commercial issues". "Clients hold head of department Ian Davis in high esteem, citing his "good corporate governance knowledge" as one of his key strengths." One source is quoted saying: "On big mergers, he is our go-to lawyer". Other sources have praised him for his "unique set of knowledge in both charity and housing law".

Ian has a particular expertise in relation to exempt charities and is one the co-authors of the Handbook of Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Law.

Ian is recognised for having a pragmatic and commercial approach, but based upon a thorough knowledge of the relevant areas of law.