Ian Dodd

carousel3Ian Dodd is a leading advisor to chambers with a wide experience of sets around the country.

Ian has worked for or with barristers’ chambers for over ten years. Previously, he has been involved, at Director level, with commercial organisations in a range of professions, industries and businesses in the UK and abroad.

As a Chamber’s Director (Iscoed Chambers, Swansea)/CEO (Peel Court Chambers, Manchester) Ian has been responsible for all areas of chamber’s strategy, staff management, business development, marketing, finance and operations. He has also been involved in three chambers mergers.

During this time, and amongst other things, he sat on the Bar Council’s ‘One Case One Fee’ Committee and was on the LSC’s Provider Reference Group for both crime and civil work in both the north-west (Manchester) and the Midlands (Nottingham).

In 2008, and in conjunction with a major solicitors’ firm, Ian set up one of the first ‘virtual’ chambers, Bar Futures, which dealt with PI work. In 2010 he became a Director/shareholder in Instant Law, a business which used interactive computer terminals in public libraries to allow direct public access.

With the Bar Consultancy Network Ian has been involved with a number of chambers, mainly those with a high dependancy on legal aid work, to help them prepare strategies and action plans for the changing and challenging times facing the Bar. He has recently completed a strategic review for a chambers in the south of England and is, currently, engaged in a similar project for one in the north.

In 2012, Ian put together an eight chambers network to bid for nation-wide representation of the Co-operative Legal Services fledgling family business.

Ian has spoken at many seminars/conferences, has had published a number of articles and was a contributor to the Law Society’s 2013 Law Management Section Legal Aid Toolkit.