Ian Austin

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law

Immigration Law

Prison Law

Human Rights Law

Civil Law


Middle Temple Inn

Ian’s Practice
Criminal Law

Ian Austin was called to bar having already established a highly successful business career, thus allowing him to be pro active in developing and maintaining relationships within the legal profession.


Ian has a practice specialising in criminal defence.  He has been instructed in a wide range of high profile cases including offences of Conspiracy, Grievous Bodily Harm, Violent Disorder; Possession of Firearms, Supply of Class A drugs, Armed Robberies; Threats to Kill, Kidnap and False Imprisonment, Burglary and Dishonesty offences. Ian also attends Prison Law Adjudications.


Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights Law

Ian has also established Human Rights, Immigration and Asylum practices. He has gained invaluable experience working as a Home Office Presenting Officer and has appeared before Immigration Judges at first instance, Appeals in Asylum, Human Rights and Immigration cases as well as Judicial Review cases in the High Court.


He has successfully defended clients within Human Rights Appeal, settlement and Naturalisation, Family, Visitor, Student application, Work Permit numerous entry clearance appeal.


Notable Cases

R v Mohammed Esmail 2009

Application to Dismiss


R v Jeremy Bascombe 2010 (Central Criminal Court)

Not guilty of going equipped


R v Kia Limby 2011 (Youth)

Not guilty of Robbery


R v Kali Hagenstede 2011

Not guilty of Conspiracy to commit Grievous Bodily Harm


R v Darius Phillips 2011

Not guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery


R v Hugh Duffus 2011

Not guilty of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm


R v Lasaki Adegbola 2011

Not guilty of Robbery