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Ian Carter

Ian Carter

Newark criminal defence solicitor Ian Carter
Newark crime solicitor Ian Carter

Ian has been practicing criminal law for 28 years. He is a Duty Solicitor. His plain speaking and down to earth style are popular with both clients and Magistrates.

He provides representation in the police stations and Magistrates’ Courts in the East Midlands and nationwide, and has a particular following within the traveller community. His work has taken him to courts as far afield as London, Ipswich, Huddersfield, Hastings and Bristol.

Ian is particularly tenacious in trial preparation, robustly putting a client’s defence before the court. His years of experience means that he can boast an impressive acquittal rate, but whatever the outcome his clients know that he has put forward their strongest case in the strongest terms.

Ian is always in demand from his loyal client base, who appreciate his easy manner with them, while knowing that he is on their side and won’t let go of an issue until it has been argued to their satisfaction.

Ian returned to practice from his home town of Newark in 2017.  Coverage of the event in the local press can be found here.


Newark Office:
Suite 11
Aura Business Centre
Manners Road
NG24 1BS

Telephone: 01636 614013

Email: ian.carter@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v M. Terrorism. The client was a suspect in the Warrington IRA bombing and was refused charge after four days in the police station.

R v A. Burglary. Nationwide publicity followed the client’s acquittal for burglary. He had been found hanging upside down inside a university window. Despite a record for similar, he was acquitted after giving evidence that he intended to sleep not steal.

R v F Murder. One-handed manual strangulation of wife. The client was acquitted of murder, four year sentence for manslaughter.

R v L Public Order. The client was said to have attacked a group of teenagers with a machete. There was no case to answer due to police and Crown errors over the handling of identification evidence.

R v J.  Special Reasons.  Successful argument for this Newark client to avoid driving ban for drink driving based on shortness of distance driven. Read more here.

R v B.  Police caution.  Newark client received a further police caution despite previously being convicted of similar offences. Read more here.

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