Ian Burns

Personal Injury

Title: Associate

Tel: 0191 226 3798

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Ian is an Associate in the Personal Injury department specialising in Claimant work.


  • Ian has been practising as a solicitor in Personal Injury work in the North East of England for over 20 years
  • He is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and is a Senior Litigator accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Ian handles a wide range of claims including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public liability and occupiers liability claims
  • He has a wealth of experience in claims involving serious injury
  • Ian adopts a proactive approach to cases with a view to securing the best possible outcome for his clients both in terms of compensation and quality of life
  • Many of Ian’s clients have suffered significant, life changing injuries. He is committed to obtaining early rehabilitation to assist with their recovery and interim payments to help with any financial difficulties
  • Ian prides himself on giving clients clear straightforward advice and guiding them through every stage of their claim


The personal injury team won praise from the Legal 500 2022 being highlighted for being “really hardworking, efficient and first rate. They go the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble. The client comes first.”

In the Chambers UK 2020 Guide the personal injury team was described as “very approachable, easy to communicate with and supportive.” A source highlighted the team’s “considered and knowledgeable approach to clients with complex and individual needs.

The Chambers UK 2019 Guide described the personal injury team as being “flexible, responsive and modern in their outlook, and approachable, client-focused and always happy to go that extra mile.”

Personal Quotes:

“Ian was excellent and the service from Sintons was five-star. I was kept constantly informed of progress and developments with my case, and every step was explained to me clearly. I’m very grateful.”

“I have been very happy with the service I received from Sintons and Ian in particular. I have recommended the firm to others in relation to a variety of other matters.”

Outside of work Ian enjoys music, films and most sports, particularly football and cricket.

Key Practice Areas

  • Serious Injuries
  • Accidents at Work
  • Complex Road Traffic Accidents
  • Public Liability and Occupiers Liability