I have been a private client lawyer since I qualified as a solicitor. My work covers Wills, estate administration, inheritance tax planning, discretionary trusts, powers of attorney and asset preservation. I joined Porter Dodson in January 2000.

    I am able to apply my legal knowledge and my practical experience to assist my clients in finding solutions to their legal problems.

    Having developed a wide range of professional contacts I am able to introduce my clients to other specialists who are a perfect fit for their particular needs.

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    Have always used Porter Dodson. Ian was very helpful and friendly. He was only too willing to visit me at home, which made the experience much less stressful.


    Ian Sankey completely understood what was required and dealt with the administration of my father's estate in an exemplary manner. His interaction with me and my brother was very efficient and worked well.

    Mr Lloyd

    Ian Sankey was extremely supportive from start to finish in the difficult task of executing our mother's Will. Ian was always there for us when we needed him to give advice and he showed the greatest tact and consideration when dealing with a delicate family situation. We are most grateful as a family for the excellent service we received.


    I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly and extremely helpful Ian Sankey was during my communications with him. I would be very happy and confident to recommend his services.


    In helping us prepare our Wills and letters of wishes, Ian has been exemplary - efficient, helpful advice, good execution and remarkable value for money.

    Mr & Mrs Dalglish

    I was treated with sympathy and an understanding of my needs. The fee was very reasonable and I feel well looked after.

    Mrs Pitt

    I have been totally delighted with all the services and help I have received. A very friendly, professional manner at a time of great stress. Thank you all involved.

    Mrs Stainer

    Ian Sankey went far beyond what I would have expected of him to assist us and deal with all the situations that arose. A pleasure to deal with.

    Mr Ash

    Ian Sankey's care and sensitivity has enabled an extremely difficult situation to progress as smoothly and painlessly as it could have been and I will be forever grateful to him. Easily the best experience I've had.

    Mrs Kerr

    We had excellent service from Mr Sankey and his secretary who he brought with him to our house for us to sign the will.

    Mr & Mrs Fussell

    Ian Sankey has processed my will on two occasions and I have always felt I had his personal attention- never hurried. I felt I mattered as a client. I would not hesitate to recommend your company in all aspects of legal work.

    Mrs N Marwood

    Helpful, pleasant and cost effective service. No difficulties or problems whatsoever. Thank you.

    Mr F

    Straightforward, expert advice. Friendly and approachable.

    Mr and Mrs D

    We have known Ian Sankey for many years- discreet, personable, helpful, excellent fine gentleman. Thank you Ian.

    Mrs Saunders

    At a very difficult time, they were caring, compassionate, super-efficient and thoughtful beyond words. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always there to help, advise and answer questions. I have no reservations in recommending them, they were faultless.

    Mr S

    My family have used Porter Dodson for many years, Ian Sankey being our current solicitor. The firm never fails in giving 100% professional help and service.

    Mrs Goddard

    Ian Sankey has a real understanding of my affairs and has been most helpful over the past six years.

    Mr Dallimore

    You are an approachable, friendly and efficient firm. It was a pleasure dealing with you.

    Mrs M

    Throughout the engagement, Ian was friendly, listened well, explained things clearly and was very efficient in processing this matter. I am clear not only that the fee was money well spent, but was also good value.

    Mr H

    Excellent firm to deal with. A very personal touch.

    Mrs G

    Wonderful, thank you so much for all your advice, support and care.

    Mrs C

    'Throughout a most satisfactory experience; from initial contact (this is the first time that we have used Porter Dodson) to completion of signing of the documents we received timely and relevant advice, both with respect to drawing up Wills and gifting. Fees possibly slightly higher than others in the area but not excessive and service definitely better. All managed well despite Covid19 restrictions.'

    Mr M

    "Never used another law firm.  Been with you for 53 years and always been very satisfied."


    "Dealt with in the highest professional manner"

    Mrs B M Foster

    I have nothing but praise for the way Ian has handled this aspect of my affairs.  Efficient, sympathetic and well worth the money spent.


    Friendly, reliable and informative.  I haven't had a great deal of experience with law firms, but I do feel on this occasion that it has been money well spent.  Thank you!


    Everybody I dealt with was extremely helpful answering any questions I had in a simple, easy to understand way. I was notified of costs and all aspects of making my will, so no hidden surprises.

    A Knott

    Friendly, informal, efficient, available, reliable, helpful.

    Private Client

    Excellent and friendly service.

    Mr Thornton

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