Nicolas Cartwright Crime

Call: 1986


Nick is a very experienced criminal advocate. His principal specialities are sexual offences, fatal road traffic cases, and shootings.

Nick is very user friendly. He is the only criminal advocate in Birmingham who sits as both a Recorder and Deputy District Judge. As a result (coupled with 25 year’s experience as a criminal barrister) he has a wide range of experienceand is uniquely placed to best Judge the ideal way to pitch a case in court. He is registered for direct access work and in such cases prefers to have fees negotiated on a fixed price basis to ensure certainty for the client.

Qualifications and Appointments:

Recorder of the Crown Court

Deputy District Judge


Criminal Bar Association


Homicide (Murder and Manslaughter)

Representing both prosecution and defence over a period of 25 years. Knowledge of technical matters involving the use and operation of firearms.

Reported Cases:

R v Jordan Davis. An attempted murder in Redditch

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Motoring and Road Traffic

Nick has an engineering background which provides considerable skill in relation to technical matters and engineering issues.

Reported Cases:

R v Karen Colley. A manslaughter case in which a car was used as the weapon.

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Serious Sexual Offences

Nick has 25 year's experience of trials involving sexual offences.

Reported Cases:

R v Daviid Webb. Defence of a man charged with rape of 4 female relatives many years earlier. 36 separate allegations tried together

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