Ian John-Baptiste is a Trainee Solicitor at Advice Wise Solicitors who predominantly works within the Criminal and Immigration departments assisting fee earners on the day to day running of files.
Ian is a personable and knowledgeable asset to the team who routinely assists senior solicitors on a variety of legal matters and acting as a secondary contact, ensuring that all clients are kept informed of the progress of their case and of any developments.
Having graduated from Swansea University with LLB (Hons), Ian successfully completed his Legal Practice Course at BPP University in the City of London and is passionate about providing a leading service within practice.
Ian’s keen eye for detail and methodical approach to cases ensure that any cases which he assists with are progressed as smoothly as possible with client care and professionalism at the heart of each matter. Ian’s can do attitude and diligent work ethic is testament to the rapport and strong client relations he is able to build.
Some of Ian’s most recent notable cases are below:
R v LU (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Assisting in the representation of a defendant accused of attempted murder after it was alleged that he used items to assault his partner.
R v SA (Kingston Crown Court) – Currently assisting in the defence of a matter concerning the re-registration of high value stolen vehicles, conducted by the Counter Terrorism Command.
R v MB and another (Southwark Crown Court) – Operation Hipsometer; Assisting in the representation of a defendant charged with another for conspiracy to handle stolen goods. This relates to over 100 stolen vehicles including motorbikes and spans over a 5-year period. This case has been investigated by the Met Police Organised Vehicle Crime Unit.
R v FR, OH and others (Wood Green Crown Court) – Operation Bilbo; Assisted in the representation of two defendants charged with conspiracy to sell counterfeit goods. This case was a private prosecution.
R v ZK and others (Isleworth Crown Court) – Assisted a defendant in a case where the original charges were conspiracy to commit arson with intent. The charges were later dropped to conspiracy to intimidate a witness.
R v FS and others (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Assisted in the representation of a leading defendant in a multi-hander case relating to fraudulent evasion of VAT and the subsequent money laundering of the same.
R v KU (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Assisted in the representation of the defendant alleged to have possessed a number of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply.
R v FM (Kingston Crown Court) – Assisted in a case where the Defendant was alleged to have committed theft of postal packets. The case involved surveillance of the Defendant.
R v SC (Thames Magistrates Court) – Assisted in the defence of a client accused of committing fraud by false representation.