Environmental and regulatory team expands with new partner

3rd December 2021

Ian Anderson has joined Schofield Sweeney’s environmental and regulatory team in Leeds.

Ian has extensive experience in regulatory matters including complex fraud, money laundering, HMRC/tax prosecutions as well as shotgun and firearms licensing.

His expertise compliments and expands the firm’s existing environmental and regulatory offering. The team advises clients who are facing investigations, prosecutions, enforcements, and those dealing with environmental, waste and flooding issues.

Ian’s recent high profile cases include the acquittal of a lead defendant in a fraudulent trading case, a not guilty verdict in a conspiracy to defraud trial, negotiating the withdrawal of all charges against a roofing company prosecuted by Trading Standards and several successful Crown Court appeals in shotgun and firearms licensing matters.

Ian has also advised a national housebuilder on the Construction Design Management Regulations and has been admitted to the roll of solicitors in Northern Ireland to enable him to act in the largest tax fraud investigation ever prosecuted at Belfast Crown Court.

Ian Anderson “this is an exciting step forward in my career, building on my experience in complex financial and regulatory cases. I am joining a team with a great reputation and impressive plans for the future. I hope to enable the firm to develop a broad regulatory offering, building on their market-leading environmental practice.”

Schofield Sweeney’s environmental and regulatory team is headed up by Craig Burman, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious issues, including environmental and regulatory compliance, incidents, accidents, health and safety and environmental enforcement, contaminated land, flooding and drainage, local authority matters and land-related development.

Craig Burman “I am delighted that Ian is joining us with his extensive and varied regulatory expertise. We share a joint vision for the future and I can’t wait to put the exciting  plans we have into action”.

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About the Author

Ian Anderson


He has significant experience in fraud, tax, money laundering, health and safety, environmental and trading standards cases. Ian is renowned for his expertise in shotgun and firearms licensing and for dealing with matters arising out of the Proceeds of Crime Act in the Crown Court. 

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