Ivan is named as a "Rising Star" in the 2019 Legal 500 in both the fields of Professional Negligence and Pensions Dispute Resolution.
In relation to the former, the Legal 500 comments: "Ivan Wilkinson has a strong eye for detail and takes a thorough approach to all issues. Ivan Wilkinson is a force of nature who never seems to sleep; he is constantly one step ahead of the opposition".
As to Pensions Dispute Resolution, the Legal 500 comments: "Ivan Wilkinson is completely dedicated to his work; he is very thorough and committed to achieving a result that is in the best interests of the client".
Ivan specialises in commercial and professional liability disputes - particularly those arising in the pensions and financial services contexts. He is highly regarded for his analytical and clear advice, and for his strategically astute approach to resolving complex litigation.
He has acted in numerous proceedings involving pension scheme rectification and/or professional liability issues – including in relation to pension scheme advice; corporate finance transactions; insolvency, financial services and tax advice; and valuation claims.
He has advised numerous financial institutions and investors both in relation to claims arising from wholesale activities, such as derivatives trading, and also in relation to retail claims, such as those about the mis-selling of swaps, insurance or investment products.
Ivan was previously employed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He was educated at the College of Law and at Oxford University, where he obtained a first class degree. Over the years he has contributed to many specialist journals and spoken regularly on professional liability and pensions issues.
He is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.