James Carter James qualified in law in 2003 with a UK LLB (Hons) following an extensive and successful police career involving considerable investigative experience dealing with criminal prosecutions, including many appearances in the UK courts. James retired from Northamptonshire Police in 2002 moving to New Zealand in 2003 with his wife, four children and Trigger the dog [who sadly left us in 2015]. James Carter Law has been established to provide focused and experienced legal advice in all matters involving the criminal law, animal welfare law, defamation and dog prosecutions by local government. Building upon years of providing in-house legal advice to a City Council we are now offering this experience to assist you when dealing with local government. As in-house Counsel James has advised on all aspects of local government law as well as advising on investigations and represented Council in legal proceedings and council hearings. James now focuses on dog control matters involving local authorities and defending Category 1, 2 and 3 criminal offences. James is a volunteer solicitor with Community Law Waikato, Citizen Advice Bureau and Patron of the Hamilton Dog Obedience Club.
James is a passionate dog owner and has recently adopted another English Springer Spaniel named Watson.