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0161 804 04 70

Ian Baker, Consultant

Ian Baker qualified as a solicitor in 1997 after several years of working in management for the public sector. Ian established Bakers Solicitors in 2002. Ian has experience of general litigation but his reputation is as a first class criminal defence lawyer.

In 2012 Ian was joined by David Parkes and Kirsten Collings and has since retired as a Partner. Ian now undertakes a consultancy role.

Ian’s reputation is such that he is instructed by clients throughout the country and is a member of the High Peak Duty Solicitor Scheme. Ian provides assistance at the Police station 24 hours a day and has experience representing those being investigated for the most serious offences including murder. Ian is also experienced in road traffic offences and can represent clients up to and including trial.

Ian is also highly experienced in licensing matters and has a reputation for representing clients at licensing hearings before magistrates courts. Ian’s expertise includes representing those being prosecuted for breaching licensing conditions and also appeal applications. Ian is able to offer advice and representation on a range of licensing matters including premises licenses, personal licenses and taxi licenses.

Ian also holds the Higher Courts Criminal Advocacy Qualification and is entitled to exercise rights of audience in all criminal proceedings in the higher courts and judicial review proceedings in any court arising from any criminal case.


  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"

  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"

  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Angela Thorp/Bakers"

  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"

  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."

  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"

  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"

  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"

  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"

  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"

  • "Callum Morris gave me his all and fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone. I want to thank Callum for all his hard work and would definitely recommend him if you find yourself, for any reason at the Police Station under investigation"

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