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Richard Nelson LLP

Dispute resolution > Professional discipline Tier 4

Richard Nelson LLP‘s ‘knowledgeable and focused team‘ consistently represents individuals and organisations in professional disciplinary proceedings; its expertise covering the legal, accountancy, teaching and medical sectors. In Nottingham, Richard Nelson is an SRA specialist, and Marie Dancer focuses on healthcare professionals, while Cardiff-based Steve Roberts represents solicitors who are being investigated.

Practice head(s):

Marie Dancer; Richard Nelson; Steve Roberts

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Rees


‘Incredibly friendly and person-focused approach that put me, as the client, at ease from the outset of my dealings with them. No additional pressures were placed upon me at a difficult time, and all departments were professional and personable, responding rapidly to my queries.’

‘Forward thinking and responsive, and the attention to detail was second to none.’

‘A small but knowledgeable and focused team offering a great service.’

‘The practice is unique in the solicitors’ disciplinary field because it is headed by a senior, respected individual, Richard Nelson; and the firm has considerable resources and is networked with key partners in the field to produce a product that serves its professional clients well’.

‘I regularly deal with Richard Nelson and Steve Roberts, both of whom are specialists in professional conduct – both proceedings and advisory. They have well-deserved reputations.’

‘Steve Roberts is an excellent client handler and understands the intricacies of the SRA very well’.

‘Steve Roberts is an exceptionally dedicated solicitor. He knows the law, is tactical, and provides superb client care above and beyond the norm.’

‘I dealt a lot with Victoria Rees. I could not have made it through what was a very challenging time of my life without her cool, calm professionalism, and very honest and human empathy.’

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime, fraud and licensing: General crime and fraud Tier 2

Richard Nelson LLP is a boutique firm specialising in fraud and financial crime, professional disciplinary investigations and proceedings and serious sexual offences. ‘First class solicitors’ Jacqui Callan and Richard Etherington are its lead figures, both possess extensive experience representing clients across a broad range of criminal offences, with Etherington also experienced in military Courts Martial proceedings and Special Investigation Branch cases.

Practice head(s):

Jacqui Callan; Richard Etherington


‘Jacqui Callan and Richard Etherington stand out as first class solicitors.’

‘What distinguishes this firm is the level of service provided to clients. The team really go the extra mile and deliver quality advice sensitively and professionally.’

‘Jacqui Callan leads a great team. She brings a wealth of experience in defending serious sexual offences. Richard Etherington is a pleasure to work with. A useful sounding board who takes a practical approach to problems.’

‘This practice provides a first class legal service. The service they provide is literally second to none.’

‘Richard Etherington provides clients with great client care, approachable, personable, but also with well considered advice, he is an absolute go-to in terms of the quality of service he and his team provide to clients.’

Work highlights

  • AW: Richard’s client was one of the first offenders in England and Wales to have committed the then novel offence of “upskirting”
  • SI: Jacqui represented a company facing an investigation regarding product safety
  • JC: Richard’s client accused of sexual misconduct by his ex-girlfriend which she reported to their university

Richard Nelson LLP is a national firm of solicitors providing a range of specialist legal services to professionals, businesses and individuals throughout England and Wales. Our senior partner Richard Nelson established the Firm in 2003, remains a leading lawyer in respect of fraud defence and professional discipline.

Areas of Law Undertaken

Professional Discipline – Our specialist team of lawyers represent individuals facing investigations/proceedings undertaken by their professional regulatory bodies including; law, healthcare, accountancy and education. We are able to help you through the entire process and offer expert guidance and assistance at every stage. Our specialist lawyers are dedicated to each and every case they work on, they understand the nuances between different regulators and work heard to provide you with all the support we need. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients as we know how much their careers mean to them.

Tax Investigations – Our expert solicitors boast over 25 years experience in defending clients who are being investigated by HMRC. We are recognised as providing market leading defence services and have a proven track record of dealing with high profile and highly complex tax cases. We take pride in being able to offer our clients a top level of service.

Serious Sexual Offences – The Defence Team have an enviable reputation for tenaciously and proactively defending  clients facing serious allegations of a sexual nature. Our experts have significant experience dealing with police investigations, Crown Court Trials and Military Court Martial cases.

Education Law – Richard Nelson LLP’s education solicitors comprise a team of lawyers that specialise in working with teachers involved in TRA cases, advising parents about EHCP applications and advising university students, amongst other educational matters.

Employment Law – We have a team of experienced employment lawyers who have an excellent reputation for advising our clients and achieving excellent results for them. We recognise that we spend a significant portion of our adult life in work, so when there is a problem, we understand that it can affect all aspects of your life. Our team are able to deal with your matter sensitively and professionally to achieve your ultimate aims.

Family Law – We have a team of experienced practitioners who are able to deal with all aspects of relationship and family breakdowns. We are able to offer a quality service to all our clients and provide detailed legal advice and support through very difficult times.

Fraud & White Collar Crime

Caution Removal

Family Law

Contentious Probate

Civil Law

Protection of Vulnerable Adults

Professional Discipline Marie 888 4040
Criminal Defence Jacqui 888 4040
Criminal Defence Richard 888 4040
Megan Delaney photoMiss Megan DelaneyTrainee Solicitor
Jayne Harrison photoMrs Jayne HarrisonPartner and Head of Employment
Lucie Malins photoMrs Lucie MalinsPartner
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