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Legal 500 2017 Report

23 Oct 2017

The Legal 500 is regarded as a guide for clients on the best law firms and lawyers in the country for the various specialisms. In October the Legal 500 2017 results were published. We are delighted with the results and to be recognised as leading experts in our fields of professional discipline and for defending criminal allegations, with reference to our tax based investigations and prosecution and for our transport work also.

Professional Discipline

http://www.legal500.com/c/london/dispute-resolution/professional-discipline

“Nottingham-based Richard Nelson leads the team at Richard Nelson LLP, which includes Marie Dancer (also in Nottingham) and Steve Roberts in Cardiff. The boutique firm specialises in defending healthcare and legal professionals before regulators such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Dancer represented a paramedic in fitness-to-practice proceedings before the Health and Care Professions Council facing allegations of dishonesty, and a doctor in a High Court appeal of a GMC fitness-to-practice case. Nelson represented a number of solicitors before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, including a judicial review concerning a battle in the Iraq war and allegations arising out of the collapse of an offshore investment fund.

“Nottingham-based Richard Nelson leads the team at Richard Nelson LLP, which includes Marie Dancer (also in Nottingham) and Steve Roberts in Cardiff. The boutique firm specialises in defending healthcare and legal professionals before regulators such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Dancer represented a paramedic in fitness-to-practice proceedings before the Health and Care Professions Council facing allegations of dishonesty, and a doctor in a High Court appeal of a GMC fitness-to-practice case. Nelson represented a number of solicitors before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, including a judicial review concerning a battle in the Iraq war and allegations arising out of the collapse of an offshore investment fund.”

East Midlands – Crime – Fraud

http://www.legal500.com/c/east-midlands/crime-fraud-and-licensing/crime-fraud#table_1130

“Mark Wilson and Richard Nelson at Richard Nelson LLP defend board members in banking fraud cases and private prosecutions as well as representing individuals in tax evasion cases and against allegations of conspiracy to defraud. Marie Dancer has a solid track record representing healthcare professionals in fitness to practice investigations. The team’s areas of expertise also include tax investigations and prosecutions, law professional disciplinary proceedings before the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Proceeds of Crime Act work and money laundering matters.

“Richard Nelson is highlighted specifically as a ‘leading individual.’”

North-West – Crime – Fraud

http://www.legal500.com/c/north-west/crime-fraud-and-licensing/crime-fraud

“Richard Nelson LLP is a boutique practice that primarily concentrates on high-value cases for clients with a commercial background. Mark Wilson is well known for his track record in tax-based investigations and prosecutions, and Richard Nelson is skilled at cases involving legal professionals. Jonathan Wright is highly regarded for handling cases involving complex issues relating to money laundering and the proceeds of crime.”

Wales – Crime – Fraud

http://www.legal500.com/c/wales/crime-fraud-and-licensing/crime-fraud

“‘Very strong from top to bottom’, Richard Nelson LLP ‘specialises in complex fraud’ and is ‘steeped in experience’. Covering a broad spectrum of matters, including high-profile financial crime, and aided by a strong network that includes offices in London and Birmingham, the Cardiff-based practice is well-equipped to handle a wide range of complex cases and ‘leaves no stone unturned in its attempts to achieve the best possible results for its clients.’ The ‘very strong and attentive’ Jonathan Wright attracts praise for his ‘technical expertise and excellent bedside manner’, with clients singling out his ‘impressive knowledge of HMRC criminal investigations and prosecutions’. The ‘very switched-on’ Steve Roberts is the other partner in the Cardiff office and regularly handles complex fraud cases, including money laundering and proceeds of crime matters, as well as defending legal professionals against allegations of fraud.”

London – Crime – Fraud – White Collar Crime

http://www.legal500.com/c/london/crime-fraud-and-licensing/fraud-white-collar-crime

“At Richard Nelson LLP, key areas of specialism include tax-based investigations and prosecutions, legal professional matters and money laundering cases. Key partner Jonathan Wright has solid experience across a broad range of domestic and international fraud matters; Steve Roberts is noted for his expertise in motoring prosecutions, and Mark Wilson is the name to note for tax fraud.”

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