Begbies Traynor Group

Ian Defty



Ian is a chartered and certified accountant and an insolvency practitioner, with over 30 years’ insolvency experience.

He was a Partner in a top 20 firm until co-founding niche insolvency firm, DDJ Insolvency, based in London. Ian was instrumental in merging DDJ with CVR Global in 2017 (acquired by Begbies Traynor Group in 2021).

He is routinely involved in complex litigation as a liquidator, or office holder, to recover funds misappropriated by bankrupts, directors, advisors or other fraudulent individuals. His expertise also extends to the recovery of assets locally and overseas.

A fellow of the ACCA, ICAEW and R3, Ian is also an associate member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and sits on the R3 Fraud Panel, the R3 General Technical Committee, the Fraud Advisory Panel and the Economic Crime Prevention Group. He is also a consulting editorial board member of Lexis PSL.

Ian was voted Insolvency Practitioner of the year in 2011.

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31st Floor
40 Bank Street, London, E14 5NR

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