Carlisle Solicitors


The Carlisle-based team of lawyers at Richard Nelson LLP has earned a reputation for achieving remarkable results in even the most complex and contentious cases.

Marie Dancer Managing Partner

Located just south of the Scottish border and serving the region of Cumbria, Richard Nelson LLP’s Carlisle-based solicitors are the go-to for courteous and professional legal support, dedicated to achieving exceptional client outcomes. Our solicitors in Carlisle are well positioned to support you with any aspect of the law – from family to commercial – although our particular local specialism is in criminal defence. See our full list of legal services to learn more about how we can help you.

Established in 2003, Richard Nelson LLP’s track record of reaching desirable resolutions for clients, both in and out of court, stands second to none, as is demonstrated by our case studies and excellent client testimonials. Thanks to our personal yet professional approach, we have earned a reputation as one of the top law firms in Carlisle and across the UK.

Our nationwide reach gives us access to some of the finest legal minds in the UK, allowing us to build a bespoke team that meets the exact requirements of your situation. To contact us to discuss how we can help, reach us online or via the contact details below for a free consultation.

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Richard Nelson LLP - Carlisle
The Guild
Abbey Street

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Opening hours

Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00

Saturday-Sunday Closed


How to get to us

Situated in The Guild on Abbey Street just east of the River Caldew, our Carlisle team of solicitors are conveniently based right in the city centre, a short ten-minute walk from the train station. The office is staffed during working hours from Monday to Friday, and our team will be more than happy to provide you with a free initial consultation in or out of the office at your convenience.

Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation; if we establish a meeting in person would be beneficial, we can agree on a date and location that suits you to discuss your case further.

Our Carlisle law firm services

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Care Funding Advice

Speak to Richard Nelson LLP's specialist care funding advice solicitors for support with making persuasive applications and appealing ineligibility decisions.

Civil Litigation

If you wish to start a civil litigation process or have become notified of litigation against you, our solicitors can make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. Contact us to discuss our bespoke service.

Commercial & Corporate

Richard Nelson LLP has a team of highly experienced commercial solicitors on hand to help clients with commercial law cases and situations where businesses are considering or involved in litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Our litigation and dispute resolution specialists can help you find cost-effective solutions to commercial issues without having to resort to court proceedings.

Commercial Property Solicitors

Receive assistance in a range of commercial property matters, including sales, purchases, negotiating new leases, acquiring development properties, and more.

Contentious Probate

Contentious probate solicitors help families and individuals with challenges to Wills. Our team of lawyers are specialists in this area, with a proven track record of effectively resolving these disputes.

Criminal Defence

Our expert criminal defence services include nationwide representation during police interviews and court hearings. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

DBS Solicitors

Richard Nelson LLP’s DBS solicitors help individuals challenge DBS decisions, appeal or review prior decisions, or who are being considered for the Barred List.

Education Solicitors

Our multidisciplinary team supports teachers, students and parents in all areas of education. Our services include TRA representation for teachers, admissions and EHCP support, student misconduct representation and more.

Employment Law

We advise and represent both employers and employees on a range of cases, including tribunals, workplace grievances and Settlement Agreements.


Issues of family law often come with personal challenges as well as legal. Our solicitors are known for their compassionate approach and commitment to securing the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Family Law Carlisle

Family law solicitors at Richard Nelson LLP’s Carlisle firm offer a flexible and quality service to suit our client’s needs.

Immigration Solicitors

Work with our immigration lawyers to receive advice and assistance regarding UK visas, residence applications, citizenship and related matters.

Military Solicitors

Our criminal defence solicitors can represent members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces at all stages of the Service Justice System, with specialist knowledge of military investigations.

Professional Disciplinary

We work with medical professionals, teachers, lawyers, accountants and sportspeople who are undergoing professional disciplinary investigations. We also support with a range of other matters, such as applications for registration and restoration.

Regulatory Investigations

Businesses regularly come under scrutiny from regulators and government departments, such as the Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency. When that happens, reach out to our regulatory solicitors to discuss all areas of business defence.

Tax Investigations

From HMRC investigations to allegations of serious tax fraud, our experienced tax solicitors have a long track record of supporting businesses in the most challenging and complex of tax cases. Confidentially discuss your situation with us today.

Contractor Lawyers

We support contractors in areas including tax law, regulatory investigations and criminal law. Our multidisciplinary team can provide expert advice in a wide range of cases, so get in touch to discuss how we can help.

Education Solicitors

Our multidisciplinary team supports teachers, students and parents in all areas of education. Our services include TRA representation for teachers, admissions and EHCP support, student misconduct representation and more.

Financial Services

We can work with financial services professionals and businesses in a range of areas. Speak to us to arrange representation for cases like accountancy disciplinary, FCA investigations and commercial property law.


Our healthcare solicitors specialise in professional disciplinary representation for healthcare professionals working in all major areas. We can support with fitness to practise investigations, registration issues, restoration and more.

Small Businesses

Our team includes commercial, employment and tax specialists who can work with small businesses on a one-off or long-term basis to provide expert support in different areas. Get in touch to discuss how we can work together.


Richard Nelson LLP has a specialist transport team with experience advising operators in both the passenger and goods sectors. We support with public inquiries, appearances before the Traffic Commissioner, and more general transport law.


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