Ian Black

Ian Black

Costs Consultant

T: 0191 257 3595 | E: ianblackandassocs@googlemail.com

Ian began his career in costs and franchise auditing when he was appointed as a Lead Auditor in relation to the Legal Aid Board’s pursuit of BS5750 / ISO 9000 Accreditation.

In 1994, Ian specialised as a Law Costs Draftsman and the following year set up his own business dealing with Solicitors’ costs.  Ian’s workload ranges from personal injury work, clinical negligence, large corporate claims, publicly funded private law family and public law child care work and many other types of work, including Court of Protection, Forced Marriage Protection cases, employment and breach of contract cases.  Ian drafts all types of Bills of Costs, including the new Electronic Bills, prepares Points of Dispute, Replies to Points of Dispute, Costs Budgets, Budget Discussion Reports, statements, skeleton arguments and other costs related pleadings, conducts costs negotiations and attends Detailed Assessment Hearings and Case Management Conferences on behalf of both paying and receiving parties.

Ian is a longstanding member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (previously the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen).  He became an Associate of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen in January 2001, a Fellow of the Association in January 2003 and, in April 2009, he qualified as a Costs Lawyer.

Ian is committed to a programme of continuous professional development, attending Costs Conferences and avidly reading and keeping abreast of case law and developments across the legal costs landscape.

Khaled Moyeed

Consultant Solicitor

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T: 07454 292972 | E: km@austenjonessolicitors.com

Khaled is a solicitor with nearly 10 years of legal experience. He specialises in international arbitration, charity law and immigration and asylum law. Before becoming a consultant solicitor, Khaled worked for two international law firms, Clyde & Co and Herbert Smith Freehills for five years. He specialised in international arbitration and commercial dispute resolution. He has published articles on current and emerging issues in international arbitration in the Lawyer, Kluwer Arbitration Blog and the Global Arbitration Review. Khaled was originally called to the Bar of England and Wales after completing his Bar Vocational Course in 2007. He started his legal career at the heart of the UK Government, working as a legal adviser at the Cabinet Office. He advised ministers, MPs and peers on primary and secondary legislation affecting charities. He worked closely with the Charity Commission and gained substantial knowledge of charity law and regulation. Throughout his career, Khaled has consistently kept a keen interest in immigration and asylum law and assisted many clients with their immigration problems.

Interests In his spare time, Khaled maintains a keen interest in UK/international politics, travelling (www.kmoyeed.blogspot.com) and Arsenal FC.

Representative Experience
International Arbitration and Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Represented the Ministry of Oil & Minerals of a Middle East Government (Respondent) against an Indian oil company (Claimant) in a commercial arbitration over contractual claims arising out of a Production Sharing Agreement for exploration of oil.
  • Advised a Middle East Government in an investor-state arbitration arising from the construction of an airport runway.
  • Represented Respondents, the Republic of Yemen and the Yemeni Ministry of Oil & Minerals in a commercial arbitration against Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.
  • Advised a UK oil company in its dispute with a state-owned oil company in West Africa
  • Represented a US energy company in mediation against a Libyan company
  • Represented Scottish Power in an English high court litigation (Scottish Power UK plc v BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd & Others).
Charity Law
  • Drafted the governing law document of a new charity and registered it with the Charity Commission
  • Advised a development charity on the duties and powers of its trustees
  • Advised a charity on raising funds for its £1 million rebuilding project
  • Represented a charity in a Charity Commission investigation.
Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Represented clients with family visitor applications
  • Drafted grounds of appeal in a spouse visa application
  • Represented a client in a human rights application to remain in the UK
  • Represented clients in Further Leave to Remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications
  • Native in English and Bengali and proficient in Arabic
  • Founding Committee Member, Arab Legal Forum
  • Editor, Young ICCA Blog
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group
  • Member, Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • The US$50 billion Yukos award overturned – Enforcement becomes a game of Russian roulette: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Out of the Shadows: Global Arbitration Review
  • Challenging the United Nations’ sanctions before domestic courts: Arab Legal Forum
  • A Guide to the IBA’s Revised Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • A Rubik’s cube of ethical rules?: Global Arbitration Review
  • To Forfeit or not to Forfeit? – Enforceability of Forfeiture Clauses in Oil and Gas Joint Operating Agreements (JOA): Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Key Changes in the LCIA’s new Arbitration Rules: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Give environment its own court: The Lawyer
  • Spotlight on International Arbitration as a Means of Settling Disputes Arising from Climate Change: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • British Virgin Islands: A new arbitration centre in the Caribbean?: Global Arbitration Review
  • How far do the new LCIA Guidelines for Parties’ Legal Representatives and the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation go?: Kluwer Arbitration Blog

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