Ian Bolster

Level 11 5 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
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Ian Bolster is a partner in our dispute resolution practice

Ian is the head of our tier 1 class actions practice, and is prominent in major commercial and financial services disputes and enforcement matters. He has acted on some of the country's most complex and high-profile matters, and is known for being incisive, commercial, pragmatic and easy to work with.

Legal 500 recognises him as a leading individual in class actions, as well as an "enforcement expert", and Best Lawyers recognises him as a leading lawyer litigation. Legal 500 describes him as "an absolute standout", "exceptional as a litigator – focused, practical and with a clear view of the longer term objectives", "energetic, intelligent and perceptive", "particularly sought after in financial services litigation", "easy going, commercial and able to think outside of the box to find solutions to complex problems", and having "an unpretentious and genuine manner".

Ian's work includes acting for Woolworths in the employee underpayment class action, McDonald's in the rest break class action, Societe Generale in the Forum Finance fraud proceedings, KPMG in the Allco shareholder class action, RBS in the Oasis investor class action He has acted for financial services institutions such as ANZ, Westpac, Societe Generale, Macquarie and others on a variety of enforcement matters where his experience includes criminal prosecutions, civil penalty proceedings, license cancellation / suspension hearings (and appeals), and the banking and financial services Royal Commission.

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