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Nick Brett

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Brett Wilson LLP

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Criminal Litigation, Fraud, and Regulatory


Partner with extensive experience of all aspects of criminal and related civil litigation. Whilst particularly noted for his serious fraud and asset recovery practice his recent portfolio of cases across the whole spectrum of criminal law is substantial. Current instructions include the largest crypto-currency prosecution, a corporate defendant in an SFO corruption trial and a civil recovery order claim for £4.4m. His recent portfolio of major fraud cases is substantial and include the first ever FCA prosecution and the successful defence of an alleged collective investment scheme. Frequently instructed in regulatory investigations conducted by the SRA, Trading Standards, OFT, Insolvency Service. Has successfully defended numerous POCA cases both at first instance and on appeal.


Trained Saunders Solicitors LLP (now Saunders Law Ltd); qualified 2000
Assistant Solicitor Saunders Solicitors LLP (now Saunders Law Ltd) 2001-2006
Assistant Solicitor Lewis Nedas 2006-2010
Partner Lewis Nedas 2008-2010
Partner Brett Wilson LLP 2010 to date




The Law Society, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Assocation, Fraud Lawyers' Association, London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association


LLB (Hons) Thames Valley University 1996


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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

‚ÄėExpertly run‚Äô Brett Wilson LLP¬†handles ‚Äėa wide variety of cases competently and adroitly‚Äô. Head of practice Nick Brett¬†is ‚Äėa shrewd judge of case‚Äô and displays ‚Äėreasoned common sense and sound strategy in his approach‚Äô. The firm has recently acted in cases of sexual offences, drug offences, fraud and money laundering.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Brett Wilson LLP¬†¬†is ‚Äėa very good boutique for fraud defence work‚Äô. It has experience in boiler room fraud, land-banking fraud, VAT fraud and crypto-currency cases. The firm continues to act for an individual in relation to a ¬£2m mobile phone fraud case. Head of team Nick Brett¬†is ‚Äėa no-nonsense litigator who is very hands on and gives good practical advice‚Äô. Mayuri Lakhani¬†joined as associate.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

'Unhesitatingly recommended to anyone facing professional conduct proceedings', Brett Wilson LLP is 'knowledgeable, experienced and generally very capable in this area and offers a very personal service to its clients'. The practice is frequently instructed by solicitors and medical and other professionals in relation to Solicitors Regulation Authority investigations, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal proceedings, General Medical Council and General Dental Council investigations and disciplinary proceedings, taxation disciplinary board investigations and proceedings, and Financial Conduct Authority matters. Nick Brett heads the team and solicitor Alistair Parker is 'an excellent solicitor who is committed, hard-working and knowledgeable and his advice is always considered and realistic'. 

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