Ian Maitland Wallmans Lawyers Adelaide

Ian Maitland


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 since 2012 in the preeminent Best Lawyers Australia* list for his experience in Transport Law, as well as in Shipping and Maritime Law.  In 2019 and 2021 he was recognised as the Transport Law, Lawyer of the Year (Adelaide)*.  Additionally, he has been listed in Doyles Guide of leading Australian Shipping and Maritime Lawyers, as well as international recognition in various Maritime and Transportation directories, guides and awards.

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


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