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Ian Little

Year of call 1989, Middle Temple  

Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury

Personal Injury: Band 1
"He is a leading junior barrister in personal injury cases, and is great on inquest."

Chambers and Partners 2024

Personal Injury: Ranked Legal 500 2024 Edition

Legal 500 2024

Personal Injury - Northern (Bar):
"Ian is a really calm and methodical person to work with." "Ian is excellent with clients and very sympathetic." "He has a great analytical approach with experts and is an extremely safe pair of hands."

Chambers and Partners 2023

Personal Injury:
"Ian has excellent judgement. He is a very senior junior with a wealth of experience. He is a very strong advocate with particular expertise in cross examination. He is unflappable, has fantastic attention to detail, and to top it all, is extremely good with clients."

Legal 500 2023

Personal Injury - Northern Bar: Leading Junior Band 1
"He is tactically very astute and always strategic in his planning, looking for ways to win." "Extremely experienced and a wonderfully able advocate."

Chambers and Partners 2022

Personal Injury - Northern (Bar): Leading Junior Band 1
: "Very sensible in his negotiations and measured in his approach." "He has a relaxed style but is really tough in court." "Ian is an outstanding practitioner."

Chambers and Partners 2021

Personal Injury - Northern (Bar): Leading Junior Band 1
"He is a first-rate advocate. He's very clever but explains complex points in easy terms to make sure his clients understand and he does not intimidate them. He's relaxed, reassuring and easy to get on with, but able to be fearsome when required." "He communicates well with judges and is very effective in court."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Personal Injury (Northern Bar): Leading Junior
"A skilled and persuasive advocate who adds value to a case."

Legal 500 2020

Personal Injury - Northern (Bar): Leading Barrister (Band 1)
"He is calm and collected, very methodical, and clients respond really well to him. He is unflappable."
"He is a very approachable and likeable character, and he is excellent on his feet."

Chambers and Partners UK 2019

"He has excellent attention to detail and unrivalled technical knowledge."

Chambers and Partners 2018

"Very bright, very pragmatic and reassuring with clients."

Chambers and Partners 2018

"Highly respected junior who acts predominantly for claimants. He regularly represents trade unions in employment liability cases concerning industrial accident and disease claims. Also handles a substantial volume of RTA and clinical negligence matters. 'He has a very laconic and laid back style which is very effective.' 'He is a reassuring presence. He's not afraid to tackle complex and challenging cases with aplomb.'"

Chambers and Partners 2017

"A well-known junior acting mostly for claimants, including trade unions, on a range of personal injury matters involving industrial diseases and workplace accidents. Sources admire his excellent judgement and down-to-earth approach. 'He was very approachable, was easy to understand and put the client at ease. He is efficient and straight-talking.' 'He is a brilliant lawyer and clients love him.'"

Chambers and Partners 2016

"He comes across as being really laid-back, but he is as sharp as a tack." "He has a detailed knowledge of high-value accident and industrial disease claims."

Chambers & Partners 2015

"Handles a variety of high-value claims. He is highly experienced in claims relating to employers' liability, in which he acts primarily for claimants."

Chambers & Partners 2014

"Ian Little has a 'great legal brain' and a fantastic manner with clients. He is highly regarded by market commentators for his work on behalf of trade unions in disease claims."

Chambers & Partners 2013

"Ian Little is revealed to be a firm favourite with Solicitors, thanks to his 'gently effective style of advocacy".

Chambers & Partners 2010

"Ian Little works mostly for Claimants, who appreciate the fact that 'he identifies the issues at a very early stage and concentrates on a case without being distracted by unimportant issues'."

Chambers & Partners 2009

Listed as leading junior in Chambers & Partners Directory 2007 - " 'Reliable' Ian Little 'always gives excellent service'."

Chambers & Partners 2007

"Solicitors turn to Ian Little for his 'reliably good advice'."

Chambers & Partners 2006

"Ian Little continues to impress with his sensible and effective approach. He is 'reliable and always gives excellent service'."

Chambers & Partners 2005


Personal Injury

Ian Little


Ian Little practises exclusively on behalf of claimants in the field of personal injury and associated inquests.

He has acted on behalf of claimants in courts up to the Supreme Court, in respect of injuries and fatalities arising out of road traffic accidents, accidents at work, and other negligent acts.

His practice involves life-changing injuries including catastrophic brain injuries, psychiatric injuries, the most serious orthopaedic and internal injuries, and amputation. 



Ian Little is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Ian can be found here.

Ian’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Ian to undertake Court work for a brief fee plus refresher days. For any advisory work, paperwork and conferences] it is most commonly charged at an hourly rateConditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Ian will typically return paperwork within 28 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.


Personal Injuries Bar Association


BA (Hons), Oxford University, Dip Law, City University

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury

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