Shannon Keenan



Shannon is a qualified solicitor specialising in criminal defence. She has experience of defending clients facing a broad range of serious sexual offences, including indecent images, rape, and sexual assaults. She also has experience defending fraud matters, trading standards investigations and motoring offences. In 2022, Shannon was the winner of the prestigious Hammond Cup, an advocacy competition ran by Nottingham Law Society.

Shannon ensures to progress her clients cases efficiently, and delivers the highest level of client care. She is proactive in making representations to the police with a view to bringing about a swift conclusion to the investigation and works closely alongside barristers, forensic experts, and other members of the criminal defence team, when preparing for court proceedings.

Services & Specialisms

Expert advice & representation in these areas

  • 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.

  • Historic Sexual Offences

    If you have been falsely accused of historic sexual offences then contact Richard Nelson LLP's defence lawyers today for representation.

  • Road Traffic Solicitors

    Richard Nelson LLP’s specialist team is here to minimise the impact that road traffic offences can have on our clients’ private and professional lives.

  • Fitness to Plead

    Our criminal defence solicitors have an excellent reputation for defending individuals who find themselves in fitness to plead hearings, which includes representation at the earliest possible occasion.

  • Fraud Defence

    We are one of the leading firms in England and Wales for fraud defence, specialising in serious fraud, but with a strong track record in smaller matters, too.

  • Possession of Indecent Images of Children

    Have you been accused of being in possession of indecent images of children? Richard Nelson's indecent images solicitors are here to help.

  • False Rape Allegations

    Our rape defence lawyers will listen to you without judgement and will support you through this process from start to finish. We passionately believe that everyone has the right to a fair trial and we will fight to ensure that a Court hears what our clients have to say.

  • Sexual Offences

    Richard Nelson LLP’s team has experience in a range of cases, including historic sexual offences, rape allegation and possession of indecent images.

  • BEIS Investigations

    Our solicitors are experienced in defending criminal investigations brought by the BEIS, including advice when invited to a formal interview under caution.

I love working alongside my colleagues on sophisticated and challenging work. I am highly motivated by achieving good results for our clients.

Shannon Keenan

That devastating moment arrived when my family needed legal representation. We had no idea where to go or who to turn to. We started researching and making a few calls. We are so pleased that this led us to Richard Nelson Solicitors. From the very first telephone conversation with Jacqui... Callan the decision was made. Her empathy, Knowledge, calmness and support was evident from the outset. Jacqui, Shannon Keenan (legal assistant) and Mr Phil Gibbs (our Barrister) maintained regular contact with us in the following months, proactively ensuring we were all fully aware of what was happening. Always available despite heavy workloads, always reassuring, always professional. During the court proceedings (the worst 10 days of our lives) Phil, Jacqui & Shannon were ever-present marinating a calm, competent and personable approach. They all took time to explain every element of the proceedings in an honest and methodical manner ensuring that despite our obvious stress we understood everything. Their approach assisted us with the emotions of the situation. Mr Gibbs impressively articulated our case signifying his knowledge of the facts, his cross-examination was firm but fair, demonstrating again his empathy and understanding of the situation for both parties involved. Truth and justice prevailed when the verdict was announced and we were successful. The whole team lived, ate and slept our case with us. I cannot explain in words how grateful we are to them all. We owe them everything. If you are reading this, as I did other reviews because you are lost and do not know where to turn for legal advice, I would without hesitation recommend this firm.

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