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Ian Potter


Telephone: 0114 267 5633

Office: Sheffield


  • Charities & Social Economy
  • Court of Protection

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Ian heads up our Sheffield Charites and Social Economy team. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined Wrigleys in 2012.

He is appointed as the Law Clerk/ Secretary to a number of permanently endowed grant making charities, assisting them with all aspects of their asset management, grant making process, governance and administration.

Ian also advises clients who are vulnerable and require assistance managing their financial affairs due to disability. He is a Court of Protection appointed deputy and the main point of contact for enquiries relating to the firm’s inclusion on the Office of the Public Guardian’s panel deputy list.

Outside of work Ian is the chair of trustees for his local Scout Group.


'Very quick at identifying the key issues and addressing them'

‘Very well organised’

'Ian Potter is quick to respond and approachable. He understands the nuances of each case and is very knowledgeable'

Legal 500

Professional memberships:

- Ecclesiastical Law Society Member

- Charity Law Association Member

- Court of Protection Practioners Association Member

- Yorkshire Funders Forum

- Ian is a Dementia Friend


Co-author of the 'Capacity and the Court of Protection' Chapter of the APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims.

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Companies House fees increasing from 1 May 2024

In this article, we look at the reasoning behind the fee increases and what they mean for charitable companies and social enterprises.

17 Apr 2024

Independent schools’ development: policies for navigating the modern fundraising landscape

Independent schools face fundraising challenges in a tough climate. Learn best practices for compliant and effective fundraising policies.

09 Apr 2024

Charities Act 2022: new provisions introduced

What do the latest provisions mean for your charity?