Ian McMeekin

Call To The Bar: 1987

“Ian is highly regarded by the judiciary and clients.” Chambers & Partners, 2023

“He has a lot of empathy.” Chambers & Partners, 2023

“He has an outstanding manner with juries and judges. He really gets to the heart of the case.” Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Vastly experienced criminal practitioner with a reputation for strong defence advocacy and broad expertise of serious crime cases. He has handled murder, drug trafficking and sexual offences, as well as large-scale fraud and terrorism.

“A first-class performer, both in preparatory terms and as an advocate. Totally approachable, friendly and supportive, but with an incredible eye for detail and exceptionally hard-working. His written work is of the highest order.” – Chambers & Partners, 2017

“He has very good ring-craft and gets a good feel for a case. He has bags of experience.” – Chambers & Partners, 2016

Ian McMeekin was called to the bar in 1987. He joined Lincoln House Chambers in 2008 and has since built a practice defending in all areas of serious criminal offences, including high-profile drug trafficking and related crime, murder, fraud, terrorist offences, armed robbery and sexual offences.

Ian specialises in drug trafficking offences and has been involved in most of the largest cases in the North West over the last fifteen years, working as both junior to silks and lead junior, many of which have focused on abuse of process and failures in the disclosure process.

Ian is currently defending in the Massey/Kinsella murder, one of the largest joint operations in Manchester and Merseyside to date.