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Ian MacDonald

Ian MacDonald Managing Director and Commercial Law Specialist at Bates Solicitors Job Title: Chairperson

Email Address: imacdonald@batessolicitors.co.uk

Departments: Commercial and Private Client

Phone Number: 0207 936 2930

Secretary’s Name: Vivienne France

Specialist Areas: Property, Asset Management, Private Company, Wills, Trust and Probate

Career History & Expertise: Ian MacDonald was admitted to the Roll, 15th May 1971 and he holds a LLB (Hons) degree in Law (University of Bristol).

He joined Bates, Son and Braby (Bates & Partners) as a trainee in 1969, became a partner in 1973, and subsequently senior partner in 1993. In 2003 he formed the new practice of Bates NVH, which amalgamated the London and Leigh-on-Sea offices of Bates and Partners, with the Fleet, Hartley Wintney, and Hook offices of Nash Vann Hooker.

Ian specialises in contract law, particularly in the fields of construction, environmental and planning matters, intellectual property rights and private company.    Ian also has a wealth of experience dealing with complex Private Client matters such as Wills, Trusts and Probate.

Ian is a member of the Institute of Directors, a non-executive director of a number of companies, a member of the Board of Trustees of Odiham Cottage Hospital and of the Hazel Wood Charitable Trust.

Hobbies & Interests: Ian is passionate about rugby and skiing. He has a great love for music and champions through Bates a number of initiatives to bring music into the villages of North Hampshire, particularly with the practice; is sponsor of the Angell Piano Trio, and is a patron of the Turner Ensemble.

He enjoys travelling, reading, cooking and family time with his four children and five grand children.