Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BEng Materials Engineering - Leeds University
PhD Composite Materials - Leeds University
MIMMM Member of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals
CEng Chartered Engineer


Ian joined Burgoynes in 1998 and became a Partner in 2007. During this period he has investigated over 800 incidents relating to metallurgy, corrosion, materials engineering and general engineering, both on land and at sea. He has travelled extensively to destinations including Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, South America, India, South Africa and North Africa.

Ian has investigated land-based incidents involving equipment and plant and machinery in numerous industries including manufacturing, power generation, construction, transport, petro-chemical and refrigeration. Ian also undertakes marine and off-shore investigations into, for example, the causes of crane collapses, wire rope fractures, bearing damage, engine component fractures, corrosion damage (e.g. plant and equipment, holds and pipework) and coating issues. He has attended VLCCs, chemical tankers and bulk carriers both at sea and in dry dock. He has also investigated the causes of transmission losses in fibre-optic cables, both on land and on the seabed.

Ian is familiar with the Civil Procedure Rules and has often given expert evidence in court including the High Court, the Coroners’ Court and Technology and Construction Court. He has also attended and contributed to mediations and arbitration tribunals.