Firm Profile > Markel Law LLP > Manchester, England

Markel Law LLP
11th Floor
82 King Street
M2 4WQ

Crime: general Tier 2

The practice at Markel Law LLP focuses on business and regulatory crime, with significant expertise in cases prosecuted by the fire authorities, HSE, Trading Standards and CQC. Deborah Nicholson heads the team, and represents businesses and directors in the criminal courts; she also has acted for health and social staff and providers who have been accused of offences such as neglect, assault, sexual assault and theft. Associate Lauren Wilson is also noted.

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‘Markel Law successfully combines first-rate, City professionalism with a refreshing, down to earth approach, providing practical and realistic advice and robust representation.’

‘Very good team that attracts high quality work from private individuals.’

‘Deborah Nicholson is very good; efficient, reliable and has an eye for detail.’

‘Gareth Martin is hardworking, straight talking and knowledgeable.’

‘Lauren Wilson routinely goes the extra mile for clients in terms of the work that she puts into her cases. Lauren’s client care is excellent, and she is always able to put clients at ease, regardless of the challenging circumstances in which they find themselves.’

‘Gareth Martin – superb client care and reactive to events.’

‘Gareth Martin is a credit to the industry; always professional, never fazed, totally dedicated to fighting for your corner.  His dedication is second to none and when required to he delivers. I would have no hesitation in contacting him should I require his services again.’

Key clients

Abbey Legal Protection

British Association of Shooting and Conservation

Markel Law LLP (Markel Law) is an independent SRA authorised and regulated legal business offering services to both insured and non-insured clients. We are experts in legal services and specialise in professional discipline, business crime and regulatory law as well as civil and employment disputes.

Our services include a 24/7 legal advice line that is staffed by more than 50 qualified solicitors and barristers who are experienced In dealing with matters that affect businesses daily.

Our legal advice line helps over 200,000 callers every year and our award winning Law Hub is used by thousands of businesses on a daily basis, delivering up-to-date legal and business information, as well as, a wide range of precedents which can be tailored to suit our clients’ needs. Our aim is to enable SMEs to gain access to legal knowledge and advice as quickly and easily as possible.

Our clients and business partners include businesses, high net worth individuals, and associations across a broad spectrum of industries.

We are owned by Markel Corporation, a US based diverse financial holding company, trading on the New York Stock Exchange, with combined assets of $32.8 billion. Abbey Protection Group Limited, also part of Markel Corporation, is a corporate member of Markel Law LLP.

We operate out of offices in Manchester, London and Croydon and employ over 60 specialist solicitors. Our legal teams guide, support, defend and protect clients through a wide range of key legal services, including: business and regulatory crime, health and safety, professional discipline, business and commercial advice, employment and HR advice.

Markel Law has an excellent reputation for providing competitive legal services packages to trade associations and its members for more than 20 years.

Markel Law is the preferred legal services supplier for many of the biggest trade associations, insurance schemes and business federations in the UK including the Federation of Small Businesses, Home & Legacy, and Park Homes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Regulatory & Criminal Gareth Martin +44(0) 161 827 9563
Regulatory & Criminal Deborah Nicholson +44(0) 161 827 1819
Regulatory & Criminal Lauren Wilson +44(0) 161 827 1815
Civil Litigation & Disputes Chris Burns +44(0) 161 827 1818
Commercial Legal Services Mark Rankin +44(0) 161 827 9576
Employment Disputes Robert Dempsey 0345 313 4143
Photo Name Position Profile
 Gareth Martin photo Gareth Martin Gareth is an experienced criminal defence and regulatory solicitor specialising in defending…
 Deborah Nicholson photo Deborah Nicholson Head of Regulatory. Deborah is an experienced regulatory and criminal lawyer. She…
 Lauren Wilson photo Lauren Wilson Lauren is an experienced solicitor in the regulatory team. She undertakes both…
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