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Ian is a skilled commercial litigation lawyer with specialist expertise in general Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Transport, Shipping and Employment Law. He is highly regarded within the marine insurance industry and has a significant number of major clients in the sector.
A lawyer for more than 30 years, Ian joined Wallmans Lawyers in 2004 after heading his own practice and working as a partner at another South Australian based firm.
With a strong focus on Transport Law over the past 20 years, Ian advises companies on all aspects of transportation. He has expert knowledge regarding the vagaries of the terms and conditions of transporting goods, and issues such as liability and jurisdiction. As a result of his significant expertise in Transport Law, Ian has been recognised in the prestigious Best Lawyers Australia list which identifies the nation's outstanding legal practitioners.
Ian has been involved in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including insurance and contractual disputes, professional negligence and environmental prosecutions, industrial disputes and trade practices.
Memberships / associations
- South Australian Freight Council (Chairman of the Regulations Committee)
- Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (former President)
- The Law Society of South Australia
Honours & Awards
- Ian Maitland | Doyles Guide - Leading Admirailty, Shipping & Maritime Lawyers (Australia) 2018
- Ian Maitland | 2017 Best Lawyers Australia Listing - Transportation
- Ian Maitland | 2017 Best Lawyers Australia Listing - Shipping & Maritime
- Ian Maitland | 2016 Best Lawyers Australia Listing - Shipping & Maritime, Transportation
- Ian Maitland | Doyles Guide - Leading Australian Shipping & Maritime Lawyers 2016 (SA)
- Ian Maitland | 2015 Best Lawyers Australia Listing - Shipping & Maritime, Transportation
- Ian Maitland | Who’s Who Legal Internal Legal Guide 2015 - Transport
- Ian Maitland | 2014 Best Lawyers Australia Listing - Shipping & Maritime, Transportation
- Ian Maitland | 2013 Best Lawyers Australia Listing - Shipping & Maritime, Transportation
- Ian Maitland | 2012 Best Lawyers Australia Listing - Transport
- Ian Maitland | Chambers and Partners Shipping Guide
- Ian Maitland | Guide to the World’s Leading International Trade and Shipping Lawyers
- Ian Maitland | Legal Excellence Awards - Shipping and Maritime
- Ian Maitland | Who’s Who Legal (Shipping) Asia Pacific
- Ian Maitland | Lloyd’s List Maritime Directory