Ian Weldon

MA (Oxon)

Ian Weldon was educated at St Peter's College, Oxford, and the Inns of Court School of Law. He was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1977. Ian was admitted as a barrister in New South Wales in 1985 and in 1986 he was admitted to practice in Western Australia.  He joined the WA Bar Association in 1988. He has practised in Perth since 1993.

Ian served on the Council of the Law Society of WA from 2001 until 2005 and was President of the Law Society in 2004. He was a member of the Legal Practice Board between 1997 and 2013.

He has an interest in animal law and has lectured and written on that subject. Between 1998 and 2002 he was a member of the University of Western Australia Animal Ethics Committee.

Ian was the author of Criminal Law Western Australia from 2001-2019. He also contributes to other LexisNexis titles including the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents and the Concise Legal Dictionary.

Awards & Recognition

  • President, Law Society of WA, 2004
  • Chairperson, Legal Practice Board of WA, 2012-2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel discussion for the animal group Voiceless in 2010, with Joyce Tischler (main speaker) and Dr Maike Dorn.
  • Various presentations on animal law for the RSPCA, Animal Rights Activists, university groups, etc.
  • Foundation contributor to the Animal Protection Law Journal.
Areas of expertise
Master of Arts (Oxon)
Professional Organisation
Sir Clifford Grant Chambers
Level 4, 16 Irwin Street
Perth, WA 6000
Professional Contact
Contact through Sir Clifford Grant Chambers
Level 4, 16 Irwin Street
Perth WA 6000
Tel: (08) 9221 0222