Ian is a solicitor with Higher Rights (Criminal Advocacy) Qualification. He has been a criminal defence lawyer since 1986. He set up the firm Bond Joseph in 1997. Throughout his career he has represented clients charged with the most serious of criminal offences. At the same time he has assisted clients in the Magistrates Courts and Police stations of Kent on a very regular basis and continues to do so.
Recent cases of interest include:
Defence solicitor in rape and false imprisonment case in 2017
Defence solicitor in 3 handed murder involving expert evidence on the effects of the synthetic drug "Spice" in 2016. See news report.
Defence solicitor in South London gang related stabbing in 2015
Defence solicitor in sexual abuse and grooming cases
Defending a male charged with attempting to murder a Police Constable in 2013
Defending a male defendant who was detained and charged in Bristol with a double murder. Ian worked alongside Oliver Saxby QC on the case that went to trial at The Old Bailey in November 2012. See new report.
Defence solicitor in case of wide scale investment fraud in 2012.
Defence solicitor in case of attempted rape of a stranger by ex Police Constable in 2012. See news report.
Defence solicitor in 2011 case of a large-scale Cannabis factory enterprise. See news report.
Defence solicitor in a case of a substantial prostitution ring in Surrey in 2010.