Ian came to the Victorian Bar having been a commercial litigation solicitor for 15 years – part of that time at partner and consultant level. He now has over 35 years post admission experience.
Ian practices in a wide range of commercial matters; frequently major building litigation involving complex construction, technical and legal issues. He has been involved in cases concerning a national sporting stadium, a casino, a uranium and copper solvent extraction plant, a sewage treatment plant, a road tunnel, resort buildings and infrastructure, the tallest residential tower in Southern Hemisphere, and most recently, major landfill litigation.
Costly and complex disputes need a team approach. The aim is to have everybody working cohesively with the principal objective firmly in focus. Ian has been at the forefont of developments in the modern approach to expert evidence. He has developed a reputation for team building and leadership. He has the experience and confidence to work as lead counsel or as part of a team.
Ian has worked with a number of leading senior counsel in a range of large cases. One such case involved 8 parties and over 12 experts from two separate disciplines – Aquatec – Maxcon v Barwon Region Water Authority  VSC 117;  VSCA 245.
Ian has considerable experience in long case management and computer litigation support. He is a proficient user of DragonDictate, FileMaker Pro and the Microsoft suite of software.
Ian is part of the team representing BHP in major litigation arising out failed HDPE linings in a solvent extraction plant – BHP Billiton v Steuler Industriewerke  VSC 322;  VSC 659 (now on appeal). This involved dealing with technical evidence from various overseas and local experts primarily concerning the compatibility of HDPE with kerosene.
Most recently, Ian has been involved in the complex Brookland Greens Estate landfill class action. Ian is the current Treasurer of MTECC and of the Commercial Bar Association of Vic. His profile can be found at http://www.commbar.com.au/member-search/profile/2735/ian-h-percy Ian is a Nationally Accredited Mediator in Australia, Member Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society and Member of the Society of Construction Law Australia.
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