Richard Nelson LLP appoints new managing partner at its Nottingham headquarters

National law firm Richard Nelson LLP has promoted its longstanding partner and healthcare regulatory law specialist Marie Dancer to the position of managing partner.

One of the company’s founding members, Dancer joined in 2003 as a newly-qualified assistant solicitor when senior partner Richard Nelson left Nelson’s Solicitors to set up the new company.

After being made partner in 2009, she is now one of the industry’s leading experts in fitness to practise cases for members of the GMC and NMC, as well as interim order and registration hearings.

Taking over the role this month, she is now also responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day running of the firm, similar to the CEO of a privately limited company.


Richard Nelson, senior partner at Richard Nelson LLP and current president of the Nottingham Law Society, said: “It’s a real pleasure to announce Marie as our new managing partner. Promoting from within is a big part of our recruitment strategy, so when it came to finding the right person to manage the business who better to choose than someone who has been with us from the very start.

“I’ve watched her career develop over more than a decade as she has become one the foremost authorities in medical profession disciplinary cases. I’m confident she’ll now succeed just as well in this new role.”

Marie Dancer, managing partner, said: “I’m excited and flattered to be asked to take on this new challenge, while at the same time conscious of the steep learning curve ahead.

“Managing the firm through the current challenges facing legal aid and the wider legal industry, with Richard at the helm as senior partner, I plan to start by building on the good work done to date.

“A big part of our future strategy will be based around recruiting self-employed consultants – senior lawyers with real experience – who want to work with us on a fee-sharing basis.”

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