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Trained mediator


Professional memberships

Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Kent Bar Mess


Public Access

Ian Jobling is permitted by the Bar Counsel to accept instruction directly under the public access scheme.

Ian is a specialist defence advocate.  He always defends and never prosecutes.  He is regularly instructed as a leading junior in all types of serious crime.  His practice includes cases of murder, VAT fraud, Insider trader frauds, Ponzi type frauds and charity fraud offences.  He has substantial experience in acting in cases that attract consider media interest such as the Securitas robbery in Kent, the Victoria Climbie murder and the Mardi Gras bombers case.

Ian in particular has extensive experience in “county line” drug cases include R v G and R v L.

Last year he was leading Counsel in a two month terrorist case which resulted in the acquittal of his client.

Ian has acted in prosecutions bought by the SFO and the FCA.  He has represented and advised company directors accused of fraud.

Ian is ranked in Chambers and Partners and is noted for his ‘smooth advocacy skills’ and thorough preparation of cases.

Ian’s primary areas of practice include:

• Homicide
• Human Trafficking including offences under the Modern Slavery Act
• Bribery and Corruption
• Violent Crime
• Drugs offences
• Firearms
• Fraud
• Money Laundering
• Sexual Offences including historical sexual abuse
• Confiscation and all aspects of POCA


R v Hervin Kelly (2013) Liverpool Crown Court.
Representing the defendant, one of three Arsenal supporters charged with the murder of a Tottenham supporter in Liverpool.

R v Myles Williams (2012) Central Criminal Court.
This case was the murder of Kirsty Treloar and the attempted murder of her brother Dean and her sister Gemma in their home. Acting as leading junior. BBC News Report

R v Joshua Chieke (2012) Central Criminal Court.
The murder by shooting of a promising dancer in the streets of South London and the subsequent use of the murder weapon outside a bar in Smithfield in full view of CCTV cameras and numerous members of the public. Acting as leading junior.

R v Colin Aghatise (2012) Central Criminal Court.
The murder by multiple stabbing of a boy by a bus stop, late at night in full view of a packed night bus. Acting as leading junior.

R v Wais Kaker (2011) Maidstone Crown Court.
The murder of an Afghani refugee by other Afghani refugees. The case highlighted the two different factions of Afghani refugees. Acting as case leader.

R v Samuel Browne – Morgan (2011) Central Criminal Court.
The conspiracy to murder of a defendant who would not go along with a gangs attempts to make him plead guilty to the possession of a prohibited weapon. The defendant said to be the person who killed the victim by a shot to the head whilst he sat in a car. Acting as leading junior.

R v Uptas ( 2010) Maidstone crown Court.
The murder by strangulation and the subsequent shoot out in a Canterbury Supermarket. Acting as leading junior. The case generated substantial publicity as a result of the defendant’s behaviour, both on the BBC and in the press.


Fraud & Financial Crime

 R v Victoria Nicholas (2012) Stafford Crown Court.

Leading counsel in 2 month case alleging a fraud involving cattle. The prosecution case was that the defendant was responsible for a case similar to car ringing, with cattle being presented at market with false identities to disguise their true age. Involving cattle not properly identified entering the food chain. Not guilty verdicts on the fraud charges.

R v Stuart Royle (2007)

Representing as leading junior one of the main defendants in the £54,000,000 Securitas robbery in Kent.

Serious Sexual Offences

R v Magezi Clague (2012) Isleworth Crown Court
A three month case involving the trafficking of girls form the Czech republic for sex and the multiple rape of the trafficked girls. Acting as leading junior. Daily Mail News Report