Ian returned to private practice in 1988 and then returned to Leicester to take up a position as a partner with Bray & Bray Solicitors who are one of the largest commercial firms in Leicester, in March 1990. Ian is responsible for all personnel and staff functions within his firm and has a leading role in the management and promotion of the firm.

He works in the commercial department dealing with the sale of companies and businesses and drafting a wide variety of commercial documents, shareholders’ agreements etc.  He also heads up the employment unit advising both employers and employees on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.  Ian is also a Prince's Trust mentor.