Steve Carter specialises in advising professional practices at the highest level on a wide range of advisory, accounting and tax issues. With more than 37 years’ experience, he is a partner and head of Baker Tilly’s business and advisory services in the north.
He advises professional firms of all types and sizes on matters such as business and growth strategies, financial management, partnership disputes, succession planning, operational efficiency, working capital management, rewards structures and HMRC issues. He was also one of the leading advisers helping law firms and banks develop new litigation funding packages in the post-Woolf era.
Some of the professional practices Carter has worked with include Irwin Mitchell, Pannone, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Hill Dickinson, Carpenters, Colemans CTTS, Canter Levin Berg and Weightmans.
Before joining Baker Tilly, he ran an independent consultancy practice for eight years, advising professional practices. Carter has also enjoyed enormous success at a senior level in the personal injury and claims management sector, including developing an online litigation funding service for Bank of Scotland and running both a claimant personal injury law firm and a claims management firm.
Carter heads Baker Tilly’s professional practices group in the north. He is a committee member of ICAEW Solicitors Special Interest Group (SSIG) and regularly speaks at Law Society and ICAEW conferences and seminars.
‘Steve’s extensive knowledge of the legal market, combined with his practical, solution-driven focus, makes for a successful working partnership.’ — Michelle Garlick, partner, Weightmans LLP
‘It is always a pleasure to work with Steve — he brings together his intuitive entrepreneurial approach to problem solving with his considerable knowledge of the legal services market — delivering advice and solutions with an engaging and personable style — not bad for an accountant’ — Grahame Codd, partner, Irwin Mitchell