Mr Richard Etherington > Richard Nelson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Richard Nelson LLP
PRIORY COURT
1 DERBY ROAD
NOTTINGHAM
NG9 2TA
England

Position

Associate Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate

Career

Prior to joining Richard Nelson LLP in November 2017, he worked for five years in one of the largest Criminal Defence departments in the region, in a variety of roles such as a Police Station Representative, Crown Court caseworker and Magistrates’ Court advocate. Richard was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in February 2017. In 2019 he was appointed as an Associate Solicitor representing his seniority in the firm. In 2021 Richard gained Higher Rights of Audience enabling him to represent clients at the Crown Court and beyond.

Richard has experience representing clients across a broad range of criminal offences from road traffic matters to serious sexual offences, as well as military Courts Martial proceedings and Special Investigation Branch cases.

The focus of Richard’s current practise centres around serious sexual offences, violence and fraud.

Richard’s tenacity, straight talking and level-headed advocacy style are earning him a loyal client following. His work in criminal law was recognised in the Legal 500 2021, where his work was said to ‘typify the excellence of the firm.’ His recent work in acting for members of the Armed Forces was also recognised.

Legal 500 2022 cited Richard’s “no-nonsense yet ‘never say die’ approach to litigation coupled with immaculate trial preparation wins the respect of his clients and fellow lawyers alike”

Languages

English, German

Memberships

Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme

Solicitors’ Association of Higher Courts Advocates

Education

Nottingham Trent University, LL.B(Hons)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Short Course in International Criminal Law

Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course

 

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime, fraud and licensing: General crime and fraud

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.